Networks are the Difference for Women Entrepreneurs

Some barriers are easier to see than others. The obstacles women face are overt throughout some cultures and corners of the world – laws against driving and owning property, rules barring them from certain social settings – while others are more subtle.
jueves, 13 de marzo de 2014/Author: Susana Garcia-Robles/Number of views (7522)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating

Happy Women's Day: What makes women happy?


The day after a very successful closing event for a MIF-funded project to strengthen women entrepreneurs, held last Friday in Lima, Peru, I found myself browsing through a major Peruvian newspaper over a delicious ceviche at the airport, waiting to fly back to Washington. It was March 8thInternational  Women’s Day, and the paper featured commemorated the day with dedicated articles, columns, a photo essay and coverage of several events that had taken place the day before. While the articles were inspiring in many ways, recognizing the need to strengthen gender equality and support women entrepreneurs in growing their businesses, a four page series of Women’s Day ads for discounts on mixers and other household goods caught my eye. They were not very different from the now dusty ads of smiling housewives in the 1950's.

lunes, 10 de marzo de 2014/Author: Georg Neumann/Number of views (8846)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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