The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative and the IDB Group: It was a roller coaster year for Juliana Sarmiento and her Mexico-based IT/logistics firm EnvioClick. Before COVID-19, Juliana and her partner Rosa Costes were gearing up for significant growth and expansion to other Latin American markets. But due to the pandemic, many of their clients were suddenly losing … [Read more...] about At the cutting edge of supporting Women entrepreneurship
Why should we support female leadership? The answer is quite simple: because more women in leadership positions strengthen and increase the growth of companies and organizations. Evidence indicates that more women in the workplace, including directive boards, benefit group dynamics and give more diversity to decision-making processes. The outcome are more productive companies … [Read more...] about Supporting female leadership in my workplace
International Women's Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on the gender gaps that persist in Latin America and the Caribbean. With a labor force participation 27% lower than men's and a wage gap of 18%, these figures are the tip of the iceberg of deeper structural problems. The pandemic has undoubtedly helped to deepen these gaps. Countries face unprecedented challenges … [Read more...] about What would a region without gender gaps look like?
Have you wondered why? As the coronavirus crisis hits Latin America and the Caribbean, in the midst of International Women’s Month, have you wondered what consequences this pandemic can have in terms of gender in the region? Acknowledging to what extent this health crisis affects women and men differently, is essential to truly understand its effects on people, an … [Read more...] about Women in Latin America and The Caribbean face greater risks from coronavirus
The famous phrase “women rights are human rights” was first spoken 25 years ago, when the nations of the world met in Beijing, China to make concrete commitments to close gender gaps. Since then, hundreds of local and international organizations have been working to uphold women’s rights and achieve equal economic participation, including the Inter-American Development Bank … [Read more...] about 25 years after Beijing, what are LAC countries doing to close gender economic gaps?