Mini Debate 2: Bridging the Gender Gap in Business - WISE 2015 - YoutubeRandom

Mini Debate 2: Bridging the Gender Gap in Business - WISE 2015

Bridging the Gender Gap in the Job Market and in Entrepreneurship

In this discussion, Ms. Bineta Diop and Mr. Khalid Alkhudair talk about the obstacles, challenges and outcome of their work in Africa and Saudi Arabia. With Glowork, Mr. Alkhudair created a platform that aims to help women find a place for themselves in the workplace. Ms. Diop has worked since 1996 in bringing about education to women in conflict zones in Africa.

How do you help women create businesses in countries where they cannot ask for bank loans without a husband? How can you support women entry to the job market in a country where women are not seen working in public spaces except hospitals? How can the public sector help? How can creative marketing and creative financing via the Internet become solutions?

From changing mindsets of men in patriarchal societies, societies seeing the value of women in the workforce, to advocating for women-led businesses and valuing the importance of working women especially in times of conflict, this debate brings up key ideas in how to boost women's economic empowerment.

Moderator: Mr. Brandon Busteed (Gallup)
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Ms. Bineta Diop (Femme Afrique Solidarité)
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Mr. Khalid Alkhudair (Glowork)
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