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There Can Be No Robust Growth Without Gender Equality

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According to Mari Kiviniemi, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Deputy Secretary-General, investment in women boosts economic development, competitiveness, job creation and GDP — and that’s why we launched WEGG.  Read the latest OECD Yearbook 2015 by OECD and catch Mari’s article on gender equality.

Investing in the Future
OECD Yearbook 2015

Why a push for gender equality makes sound economic sense (turn to Page 20) by Mari Kiviniemi

Mari states: “Governments and businesses have a key role to play in reducing the gender gap, but they cannot act alone. Each and everyone of us is personally responsible as well. Both men and women must engage, commit and embrace this effort.”

Screenshot courtesy:  OECD Yearbook 2015

Women Go For Growth

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County Mayo, Ireland

Women entrepreneurs in County Mayo, Ireland (where my ancestors on my Dad’s side of the family are from!) are being called on to apply for a free programme which pairs them with some of Ireland’s leading businesswomen as mentors. The program is called Going for Growth and has been effective with more than 300 businesswomen since it was established in 2008.

According to the latest figures from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Irish women are two-and-a-half times less likely to start a business than their male counterparts.

Read the entire article:  Women should play a bigger role in business and job creation

Pay a visit to Going For Growth.  If you are a female owner-manager of a business, have been trading for two years or more, and are serious about developing your company, apply for Going for Growth 2014.  It starts in February.  Deadline to apply is January 24, 2014.

Photo courtesy John Menard

Posted by Laurel Delaney

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