Business Leadership

The Business of Women

Arab women are changing the face of business.
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Women's Empowerment: Arab Style

Could Arab businesswomen shatter Western stereotypes of what it means to be empowered? For many, the notion of "Arab women" conjures up images of women cloaked in long, covering garments, restricted in their movements and constrained in their freedoms. But at a time when economic opportunities across the world are shrinking for both men and women, women's upward mobility in the Gulf region is remarkable. The rising influence of Arab women in business and finance may lead us to rethink our assumptions about what it means to have and exercise power, freedom and independence. Read more

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Though most businesses claim to be Equal Opportunity Employers, is there such a thing as equality in the workplace? When negotiating salaries, do women get treated differently? Whitney Johnson tells her story.
Investing in women is a sound social and financial approach to alleviating the current crisis and preventing others. So why isn't it a more prevalent business strategy?
With help from the Global Partnership for Afghanistan, female farmers in Afghanistan are building farm businesses to gain economic independence and cultivate stability in their war-torn country.
Unless we empower women workers and entrepreneurs, economic recovery, stability and growth will be a long time coming, warns Irene Natividad, president of the Global Summit of Women.
Saudi Arabian women aren't allowed to be in a room alone with a man who isn't their relative, yet they own nearly 70 percent of bank accounts and 20 percent of private companies in the Kingdom. How is that possible? Listen to Rasha Hifzi describe Saudi women's struggle for equality.
Women in the Middle East usually don't work outside the home--but that's beginning to change. Jennifer Olmsted talks about work in the Arab world.
A groundbreaking exhibit at the Museum of American Finance showcases notable women in the world of finance, historically and in modern times.
Mathilde Jansen's photography showcases Tanzania's growing economy, and shows that while new industries are a boon to the nation's economy, participation in the global market also creates cultural tension.

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