March 25, 2013
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A new IIE-AIFS Foundation book, Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change explores the landscape of women’s participation in the economy and the key role women play in fueling economic growth by creating stable societies. The book notes how investing in women is increasingly seen as a driver for social and economic development. 

The book is edited by Trish Tierney, Executive Director of IIE’s San Francisco office, who also oversees IIE’s Center for Women’s Leadership Initiatives and directs innovative programs linking the power of women and the power of technology. Through the Center’s programs, women develop and join networks of peers and mentors and serve as innovative leaders in the public and private sectors around the world. 

Contributors to Women in the Global Economy: Leading Social Change include distinguished academics as well as leading intellectuals and practitioners in public policy, government and the non-profit sector. The book is available for purchase at the IIE Bookstore site.  

Chapters in the book include: 
  • Gender and Development: Investing in Women and Girls
  • Women as Social Entrepreneurs: A Case Study
  • Women and the Informal Economy: Economic Actors and Global Leaders
  • Bridging the Technology Gender Divide
  • Yemeni Women: A Reading through the Papers of the Arab Spring
  • The Intersection of Market-Based Approaches and Gender
  • Women and the Global Social Network: Social Media and Women’s Economic Sustainability in the MENA Region
  • Expanding Women’s Access to Capital and Microfinance

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