News Releases

June 07, 2020

International Finance Corporation (IFC) and WEConnect International have partnered to boost market access for women entrepreneurs by i) raising awareness on the business case for gender-inclusive sourcing, and ii) encouraging firms to adopt best practices to increase sourcing from women-owned SMEs.

A roundtable was held in Mumbai, India, convening corporate buyers and financial institutions seeking to start or expand their gender-inclusive sourcing efforts and address the access to finance challenges faced by women-owned SMEs. This brief highlights learnings from the roundtable.

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June 01, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC, June 1, 2020 Breaking down barriers to new markets and capital is essential for women-owned businesses to survive and thrive, especially during the current pandemic, according to a new report launched today by the Council on Scaling Women-Owned Businesses.

April 28, 2020

HRO Today, Spring 2020 - Japanese women face many obstacles returning to the workplace after having children. Find out how 3 certified women business enterprises in Japan are addressing this challenge through their work. Read the full article...