What do women need to gain skills to be economically empowered? This was the first question asked at the breakout session on Developing Skills, Financial Literacy, and Support for Women Entrepreneurs which was moderated by Kara Valikai from the U.S.
In the next five years, 12 million women business owners around the world plan to grow their businesses by at least six employees.
By: Eden Sulzer, Director, Women in Pharmacy Initiative, Cardinal Health
By Priya Agrawal, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
On March 4, more than 500 leaders gathered for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and United Nations’ International Women’s Day forum held at the United Nations. This annual conference discusses the private sector’s role in economically empowering women around the world.
Recently, I spoke with Angela Baker, Qualcomm’s Senior Manager of Wireless Reach and Government Affairs, on how mobile technology is a smart, important, and versatile tool for empowering women throughout many aspects of their lives – be it their livelihood, their safety, or their healthcare.