The entrepreneur is a 59-year-old widow in the city of Mbeya, Tanzania. She has a covered dark corner space in an open market (photo below) where she sells soft drinks during the day, adds beer in the evenings, and also sells prepared meals in an adjacent space.
Starting a business is hard work. Unfortunately for women in STEM fields, it can be even harder.
In this podcast, Pearson looks at the gender barriers that halt career progression for many women working in tech and speak to innovators who are taking a more holistic approach in tech companies.
Research shows that when women have control over their incomes, they invest in the health, education and well-being of their families. They also tend to reach out to propel other women forward, creating a powerful multiplier effect that benefits all of society.
On March 6 and 7, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the U.S.
Possibilities Become Realities
In San Jose, California, U.S.A., a playground rises from the concrete in a single day. Across the country, a rundown library in North Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., is transformed to reflect its city’s brightening future.
The community investment world received a boost yesterday as a number of companies announced an increase in giving as a result of the tax plan passed by Congress. As I read the announcements, two trends came into focus—people and community.
As consumers become more socially conscious, they are drawn to companies that pursue purpose, not just profit. Investing in women can serve as a promising way of optimizing business operations, attracting new customers, and improving livelihoods.