FINCA’s International 2016 Women’s Day Panel and Networking Event

Date:  Tuesday, March 1st | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Venue: NAHB Auditorium, 1201 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005, First Floor
Event Details: Panel discussion moderated by Andrée Simon, Co-CEO of FINCA Microfinance Holding Company, followed by networking session
Panelists: Lakshmi Balachandra, Babson College; Diana Sierra, Be Girl; Rachel Robbins, FMH; Rahama Wright, Shea Yeleen Health and Beauty, Juan Carlos Thomas, TechnoServe

Can’t attend the event in Washington, DC? We will be streaming the panel discussion live on Periscope. Be sure to download the Periscope app and follow #IWD2016 and @FINCA on Twitter for live updates from the event.

Can Entrepreneurship Close the Gender Gap?

A Panel Discussion on the Future of Women’s Equality in the Developing World

Worldwide, women have come a long way and more women are working and holding positions of leadership than ever before.

Despite this momentum, women will still have to wait 118 years to close the global gender gap in the workplace, according to recent research by the World Economic Forum.

Is entrepreneurship the key to closing the gender gap? In recent years, entrepreneurship increasingly has been recognized as critical to economic development around the world, especially among poorer nations.

Join thought-leaders from global development, think tanks and academia on March 1st at FINCA, in honor of International Women’s Day, to discuss what needs to be done to help achieve gender parity and whether entrepreneurship is the key to closing the gender gap.

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