At the MEDays Forum panel “Bolstering Growth Through Gender Equality,” nine women were featured from different parts of the world and from different industrial sectors. The session was moderated by Aghadeer Jweihan, the director of the office of Jordan’s Princess Taghrid Mohammad and an entrepreneur. The Forum took place in Tangier (Morocco), considered the ‘Davos of Africa.’
Ingrid Bouterse-Waldring, the first lady of Suriname and the panel’s chair, stressed that encouraging female entrepreneurs has benefits that are not merely financial: Empowered women change the outcomes for future generations. For single mothers, self-employment allows them the greater flexibility needed in their schedules to care for children.
1. Women need to be bolder.
2. Women should be running big [global] companies.
3. Women need to think bigger.
4. Women need to support other women (similar to what WEGG offers).
Read more about how the MEDays Forum looks to spur economic growth by empowering women.
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