Press Release: Call for CWEA Nominations

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE In Celebration of International Women’s Day, Women of Influence Launches the Call for Nominations for the 25th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards     TORONTO – MARCH 8TH – In celebration of International Women’s Day, RBC and Women of Influence are announcing the call for nominations for the 2017 RBC Canadian […]

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Do You Know an Extraordinary Female Entrepreneur?

International Women’s Day is an important day at Women of Influence. Not only do we get a chance to celebrate how far we’ve come historically in gender equality and advancement—we get to reflect on what else we can do to improve the landscape. In celebration of International Women’s Day, we are launching the call for […]

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Africa in the news: South Africa faces potential credit downgrade, South Africa and Nigeria strengthen relationship, and world celebrates International Women’s Day

South Africa’s current account deficit widens as Moody’s downgrade looms On Tuesday, South Africa published current account statistics for the last quarter of 2015. The numbers show a widened current account deficit, attributed to an increase in imports and a slowed demand for South African exports. The deficit increased from 4.3 percent of GDP in […]

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What does International Women’s Day mean for the future of gender equality?

While the world has made great strides toward gender equality over the last several decades, major disparities between men and women still exist.  And women, from all walks of life, still face disadvantages. In the United States, we are yet to see a female president, and among the United Kingdom, Germany, and Australia, the tally […]

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Some good news for International Women’s Day: Women are (usually) happier than men

International Women’s Day provides a marker to reflect on the status of women around the globe and how far we have come in terms of gender rights and status, and how far we still have to go. I am not an expert on gender. Rather I am a development economist who looks at a host […]

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