Has the development community done enough to support women entrepreneurs in a post-COVID world?

The World Bank research conducted with 45,000 businesses in 49 countries indicates the impact of COVID-19 was disproportionate on women-led businesses. How can women’s businesses become more resilient? Learn more from Sunil Bhat and other panel of experts.

COVID-19 had a devastating impact on micro and small enterprises in developing markets, with evidence pointing to women entrepreneurs being the hardest hit. The panel will briefly discuss the challenges female entrepreneurs have faced in the aftermath of COVID-19. We will speak with a female entrepreneur, as well as an organization dedicated to supporting women led startups and businesses to learn about their experiences. Focus will be given to innovative interventions from which women entrepreneurs benefited during and after the pandemic, and lessons learned that have ultimately made female entrepreneurs more resilient.

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Sunil Bhat

Associate Partner