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Women’s Entrepreneurship - What Works to help women thrive in the Digital Economy

About the Presenters

Alexa Roscoe, Disruptive Technologies Lead, International Finance Corporation’s Gender and Economic Inclusion Group

Disruptive Technologies Lead, International Finance Corporation’s Gender and Economic Inclusion Group. Alexa serves as Disruptive Technologies Lead at the International Finance Corporation’s Gender and Economic Inclusion Group, where she leads a team advising the private sector on how disruptive technologies can open new opportunities around the world. Recent work has focused on initiatives like #Digital2Equal and #DrivingEquality, which use technology to close gender gaps in emerging markets. Alexa also serves as a high-level appointee to the Board of ITU #GenerationConnect. She writes frequently on inclusive innovation and is a contributor to sites like CNBC, The Guardian, Reuters, The Stanford Social Innovation Review, and The Council for Foreign Relations. She holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, a MSc Human Rights from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and an MBA from the University of Oxford. Follow her @AlexaRoscoe.

Javier Romero, Economist, World Bank Latin America and the Caribbean Gender Innovation Lab

Economist, World Bank Latin America and the Caribbean Gender Innovation Lab. Javier Romero is an economist in the World Bank’s Poverty and Equity Practice for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Gender Innovation Lab of the region (LACGIL). His work focuses on economic development, health, gender, and demography, where he uses experimental and quasi-experimental methods to guide policy making. At the world bank, Javier has contributed to the country programs of Bolivia, Costa Rica, Peru, Guatemala, and Panama. Before joining the Bank, Javier worked at the Research Center of Universidad de Piura, Peru, the Central Bank of Peru, and co-founded a non-profit organization that works in sustainable development projects in the Amazon forest. Javier holds a PhD and MA in economics from Duke University and a BA and Lincenciatura in economics from Universidad de Piura.

Joao Montalvao

Senior economist, World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab. Joao Montalvao is a senior economist and thematic leader at the World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab, where he conducts research to test and design policy interventions aimed at empowering women in Sub-Saharan Africa. He works across a diverse range of topics including property rights, agriculture, and entrepreneurship. Joao has a PhD in economics from the University College London.

Moderator: Jaylan Elshazly, Disruptive Technology Officer, International Finance Corporation’s Gender and Economic Inclusion Group

Disruptive Technology Officer, International Finance Corporation’s Gender and Economic Inclusion Group. Jaylan is a Disruptive Technologies Officer at the International Finance Corporation’s Gender and Economic Inclusion Group. At IFC, she is leading research on inclusive technology in the education space. She spent the first part of her career in the technology sector working in Cairo, Stockholm and Silicon Valley before switching to focus on women’s economic empowerment and entrepreneurship development in Egypt and at the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. In addition to a BSc in Business Administration and a BA in Sociology, she holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. Follow her @j_elshazly

Target Audience

Private sector companies, policymakers, government officials, bank/IFC staff, think-tanks, development practitioners.

Questions Submitted

jose luis

- Aug 2, 2022
muy bueno

Ahmed

- Jul 20, 2022
Great

Manuel

- Jan 18, 2022
Great

DR. YOGENDRA NATH

- Dec 1, 2021
Interesting.

Mohammad Nadir

- Nov 19, 2021
Excellent talk!
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