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Lessons for COVID-19-era CEOs

May 13, 2020

Lessons for COVID-19-era CEOs

Engage with governments and “lead with empathy,” this Corporate Social Responsibility expert advises the private sector.

A Senegalese Influencer’s Mission: Saving Lives via Social Media

May 13, 2020

A Senegalese Influencer’s Mission: Saving Lives via Social Media

An influencer—and IFC Insights team member—discovers how messages can be repurposed to help society stay connected and healthy.

Uncertainty, Fear, and Coronavirus: The New Reality for Africa’s Entrepreneurs

Apr 17, 2020

Uncertainty, Fear, and Coronavirus: The New Reality for Africa’s Entrepreneurs

“This is just a completely new animal,” says Ada Osakwe, the founder of Nigeria’s Agrolay Ventures and Nuli Juice, says. “Things are changing every second.”

Mali’s Shea Nut Industry Takes Root—and Women Farmers Benefit

Apr 9, 2020

Mali’s Shea Nut Industry Takes Root—and Women Farmers Benefit

A processing plant is expected to increase incomes of 120,000 small suppliers of shea butter, nearly all of them women living in poverty.

New Financing Tools Empower Turkey’s Women Entrepreneurs

Mar 19, 2020

New Financing Tools Empower Turkey’s Women Entrepreneurs

Gender bond offers owners of small businesses opportunities to find financing—and equal economic footing.

Five Tips to Start Childcare in Companies

Mar 5, 2020

Five Tips to Start Childcare in Companies

Everyone benefits when companies see childcare as an investment opportunity to strengthen human capital and expand business.

A Garment Factory with a Difference

Mar 5, 2020

A Garment Factory with a Difference

The adoption of gender-smart initiatives has helped Maxport save up to half a million dollars a year in production costs.

Trailblazers—All Around Us

Mar 5, 2020

Trailblazers—All Around Us

Women in business—creating value for their institutions and communities, providing leadership despite often challenging environments.

For Companies, Steps to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Mar 5, 2020

For Companies, Steps to Prevent Gender-Based Violence

Experts point to actions that CEOs and company executives can take to protect employees.

What’s Next for the<br />Women’s Insurance Market?

Mar 5, 2020

What’s Next for the
Women’s Insurance Market?

Sherrill Quintana, a client of Insular Life, recognized the value of insurance when her bank shut down in 2008 and her business was in jeopardy. Her policy was “a life-saver,” she said.