“Barriers that keep women suppliers from winning business are barriers to economic growth itself. Women who supply products and services are drivers of the economy locally and globally. They invest the majority of their income back into their families and communities. If men and women participated equally in the global economy, the global GDP could increase by as much as US$28 trillion.
Yet the so-called ‘Gender Gap’ persists for women suppliers, and lack of access is at the heart of the issue. Numerous studies have shown that around the world women business owners lack adequate access to markets, finance and training—keeping them from scaling their companies.”
CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International Elizabeth A. Vazquez tackles this issue in a recent post for the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth blog.