Gender Equality

Reducing the Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion

August 20, 2018

Including more women in the labor force could help reduce the financial inclusion gender gap. Takeaway bullet points: Financial inclusion is increasing globally, but the gender gap remains. Contributing forces include supply and demand factors, regulatory issues and the labor …

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Accelerating the Growth of Women-Owned Businesses

March 8, 2018

by Alison Eskesen Through a new model of private-private partnership, the Center is working with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia to tap into the potential of women entrepreneurs to transform the Indonesian economy.  In Indonesia and countries around the world, an unprecedented …

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How Globalization and Technological Change Affect Gender Equality

March 8, 2017

The Mastercard Center’s senior fellows and advisors consider how globalization, technology, automation and the shifting nature of work are affecting women across the globe. Globalization is a bad word in some circles today. “Its swirling influences over worldwide connections through …

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Actions Government and Business Can Take to Advance Women’s Economic Empowerment

March 8, 2017

by Laura Tyson and Jeni Klugman Inclusive and sustainable development around the world—leaving no one behind—is the overarching vision of the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are central to realizing this vision, yet …

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Davos: Search for Inclusive Growth Finds New Urgency

January 31, 2017

An overview of the conversations around inclusive growth that took place during this year’s World Economic Forum meeting.  “We’ve been talking about inclusive growth for many years,” Charlotte Petri Gornitzka admitted. “But while we have been talking we have seen …

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Leading Women: Gender on the 2018 Davos Agenda

January 22, 2018

by Michelle Lewis All of the co-chairs at this year’s World Economic Forum Annual Meeting are women. One co-chair explains how her experience partnering with the private sector at her foundation in India could be applied on a global scale. …

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Financial Inclusion: Beyond Bank Account Ownership

June 15, 2016

by Sevi Simavi The CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women on why being banked is only the first step toward full financial inclusion. Simavi will be a featured speaker at Power Shift 2016 at Georgetown University in Washington, …

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Liberating Women’s Leadership Potential

April 18, 2016

by Trevor Waldock The founder and CEO of Emerging Leaders on the impact of leadership training for women in the most vulnerable communities. Waldock will be a featured speaker at Power Shift 2016 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC on May …

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Access to Markets: Unlocking the Potential of Women Suppliers

May 3, 2016

by Elizabeth Vazquez The CEO and Founder of WeConnect International on connecting women-owned business to the global supply chain. Vasquez will be a featured speaker at the Power Shift Forum: Women in the World Economy at Georgetown University May 4-5.  …

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How to Accelerate Progress Toward Gender Equality

November 25, 2015

Co-authors of the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Index discuss what we can and can’t predict about the future of gender parity, and how we can quicken the rate of progress now. The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap …

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Linking Women Microentrepreneurs to Global Markets

December 11, 2015

When women-owned businesses have the resources they need to reach their fullest potential, inclusive economies can flourish. At the Power Shift Forum in November, the co-founders of Global Goods Partners spoke with the Inclusion Hub to discuss a decade of …

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5 Twitter Accounts & Posts on Women Empowerment to Check Before #PowerShiftForum

November 7, 2015

By Ryan Erenhouse In a few days, leaders from around the world will gather in Oxford, England for the Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy, or #PowerShiftForum as it is referred to on social channels. The discussions …

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