Women's Empowerment

Half the Pie: Economic Growth Without Women is Incomplete

Selima Ahmad
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Selima Ahmad is the President of the Bangladesh Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BWCCI) and has been working for the private sector development for last 28 years. She has helped to promote the development …

Lack of cultural support, access to capital, and legal infrastructure still plague women business leaders in many parts of the world. Women chambers of commerce and women business associations offer a platform to address these barriers by advocating for necessary changes to open up the market to women’s economic activities. Through evidence based campaigns, these organizations are demonstrating that including women in private sector operations leads to financial gains for the full economy.