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Webinar 7 (July 15, 2020) - Why Entrepreneurship Matters for Working Women

From the basics of freedom of movement to the challenges of working, parenting, and retiring, this series highlights how in many countries, the law restricts women’s economic opportunities and in turn hinders economic growth. Join the Women, Business and the Law team as they take you through the life cycle of a woman who encounters discriminatory laws at every stage of her career. This session will provide an in-depth look at the Entrepreneurship indicator, which examines constraints facing women starting and running their own businesses. A strong institutional environment is key to allowing women-owned businesses to survive and thrive. The presentation will include further explanation of the legal and economic rationale behind the indicator, as well as global findings and recent reforms.

About the Presenters

Julia Braunmiller

Julia Constanze Braunmiller joined the Women, Business and the Law project in 2015. She leads the project’s family law survey and manages the corresponding topics on women’s legal capacity, mobility and access to finance. Previously, she directed legal reform programs at the Johns Hopkins University on combating human trafficking and promoting clinical legal education throughout the Middle East and North Africa. Julia holds an M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a law degree from Germany. She speaks German, Italian, French, and Dutch.

Moderator: Marie Dry

Marie Dry joined Women, Business and the Law in January 2020. She is a graduate law student from Sciences Po Paris Law School, focusing on gender equality issues. As part of her Master in Economic Law, she studied human rights law and sex discrimination at Harvard Law School. She worked as an intern for a labor law firm drafting recommendations to improve gender equality in the 2019 French pension reform. She holds a BA in Political Sciences from Sciences Po Paris. She is a native French speaker.

Target Audience

The target audience for this series includes both internal and external stakeholders. Participation from within the World Bank Group will be useful for operations colleagues working on projects with a gender component, writing gender assessments, or those hoping to add a gender tag to lending projects. Country office teams working on legal reform may also wish to participate. External stakeholders will include public officials, government agencies, the private sector, or civil society organizations working towards legal reform in any of the 190 countries covered.

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Very interesting.


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Why Entrepreneurship Matters for Working Women
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