Posts Tagged 'The World Bank'

Look Out Uber, She Taxis Get World Bank Attention

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She Taxis (ST) is a cab service for women travelers operated by women entrepreneurs in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode.  The World Bank has shown interest in replicating the ST initiative in South Asian countries like Pakistan, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Watch out Uber.  She Taxies is driving an empowering movement for women.

Women make up 60% of the riders but only 2% of the drivers.  She Taxis is going to fix that.

Learn more here.

Screenshot courtesy of She Taxis

Think Bigger About Your Global Potential

Changes are a coming for women.  More women are becoming entrepreneurs.  More women are expanding their businesses globally.  More women are thinking differently and bigger about their global potential.  More women are connecting with other women in different parts of the world to build their businesses.  And more women are living the life they want by choice.

… [a] study [published by The World Bank on Why Gender Matters] agrees, however, with everyone I spoke to about what women need, particularly globally, saying, “While the number of women operating their own business is increasing globally, women continue to face huge obstacles that stunt the growth of their businesses, such as lack of capital, strict social constraints, and limited time and skill.”

Read the entire article:  What Global Women Business Owners Need To Grow (a November 2013 article but still relevant)

Photo Credit: citirecruitment

Posted by:  Laurel Delaney

Women Entrepreneurs in the Developing World

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What does it take to make a successful female entrepreneur in the developing world? If any entity can come up with an answer, it is The World Bank and part of the solution is that women need a relatively effective way to save money.

More can be found on this topic via a new paper (PDF file available for immediate download) Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development that reports on the results of an experiment in Kenya that provided zero-interest savings accounts to village microentreprenuers.

And visit the Private Sector Development Blog through The World Bank.

Posted by: Laurel Delaney


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