Gender Inequality

This is why women must play a greater role in the global economy

A woman works on embroidery at a stall during a visit by U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah (unseen) in an occasion to highlight the work of female micro entrepreneurs in Karachi April 12, 2012. South Aisan women, and especially Pakistani women from rural area, are part of a rich local traditional of making beautifully embroidered handicrafts. These products could become a source of income for the women artisans and their families, USAID said in their press release. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro   (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT) - GM1E84C1P4U02

The majority of women entrepreneurs run micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. Image: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

David Abney
Chairman and CEO, UPS
Arancha González Laya
Executive Director, International Trade Centre
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