Women in the Global Economy

Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change explores the landscape of women’s participation in the economy and the key role that women play in fueling economic growth by creating stable societies. The book notes the trajectory of transformation that has gained a foothold in recent years, where investing in women is increasingly seen as a driver for social and economic development.

Table of Contents

Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, IIE
William Gertz, President, AIFS

Editor’s Note
Trish Tierney, IIE

Melanne S. Verveer, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues

Chapter One – Gender and Development: Investing in Women and Girls
Jeni Klugman and Sarah Twigg, Gender and Development Unit, World Bank 

Chapter Two Women as Social Entrepreneurs: A Case Study
Nüket Kardam and Fredric Kropp, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Chapter Three – Women and the Informal Economy: Economic Actors and Global Leaders
Martha Alter Chen, Harvard Kennedy School

Chapter Four – Bridging the Technology Gender Divide
Ann Mei Chang, Senior Advisor for Women and Technology, U.S. Department of State

Chapter Five – Yemeni Women: A Reading through the Papers of the Arab Spring
Arwa Othman, Yemen Studies and Research Center, Yemen

Chapter Six – The Intersection of Market-Based Approaches and Gender
Penny Abeywardena, Clinton Global Initiative

Chapter SevenWomen and the Global Social Network: Social Media and Women’s Economic Sustainability in the MENA Region
Beth Kanter, Social Media Expert 

Chapter Eight – Expanding Women’s Access to Capital and Microfinance
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Women’s World Banking