By Eugene Cornelius* The U.S. Small Business Administration provides entrepreneurial counseling, contracting opportunities and capital to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) at every stage of business development. Following the financial crisis of 2007-08 and the subsequent Great Recession, budgets were constrained, unemployment was high, and jobs were … [Read more...] about Economic crisis: opportunities to lead with entrepreneurship
March 8th - International Women´s Day. During the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, the world seemed poised to witness the country’s first female president. It did not happen and, for many, Hillary Clinton’s defeat underscored the continuing struggle of women to achieve the highest levels of leadership in government and private sector around the world. At the IDB, gender … [Read more...] about Five ways to promote gender equality at an international organization
Nov-25. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “You are useless and stupid; you never do anything right.” “If you leave the house again without my permission, you will really be sorry”. Violence against women starts with words. And while words do not produce the same kinds of visible marks as physical violence, their effects can be just as damaging. … [Read more...] about How can it be love if it sounds so hateful?
October 1st - International Day of Older Persons. Let’s be honest, growing older is hard. And it is particularly hard for women who are least visible at this stage of life. Nearly 25% of the world’s women are age 50 and older and they account for more than half of the population 60 and older. Yet we know very little about what happens to them after age 49: their sexual … [Read more...] about The strange case of women who disappear at age 49
By Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the IDB, and Vivian Ellen Roza. 2015 featured a number of high-profile corruption scandals with catchy names in Latin America – from The Carwash in Brazil to La Linea in Guatemala. Three of these scandals happened in countries with female presidents: Argentina, Brazil and Chile. To some, this raises a … [Read more...] about Does corruption have a gender?