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Women's Economic Empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa

6 July 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Dina Habib Powell, Head, Impact Investing Business, Goldman Sachs; President, Goldman Sachs Foundation

Chair: Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House



This event will assess the current state of women’s economic empowerment in the Middle East and North Africa and discuss the role women play in growing the global economy and enabling prosperity. The speakers will examine some of the obstacles that still remain in growing women’s participation in the workforce, such as access to capital and new markets, as well as other social challenges. They will set out steps both policy-makers and private sector investors could take to continue to reduce these barriers and promote women’s economic empowerment, which could boost sustainable economic growth and productivity in the region.