Women's Empowerment

Why Investing in Women Pays Off

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Henriette Kolb is the Head of the Gender Secretariat at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. She serves as an advocate for gender equality issues in the private …

Integrating women into private sector operations has benefits for both business and society as a whole including economic growth, re-investments in child education, and improvements in labor force productivity. Women represent a largely untapped work force and customer base in many parts of the world.  Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will require addressing the constraints preventing women from being actively involved in the private sector.


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