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Democracy in Development: Diversifying Global Supply Chains

Employees work at a cocoa micro-manufacturing plant owned by Olga Yenou, an Ivorian woman, in Abidjan on November 29, 2011 (Thierry Gouegnon/Courtesy Reuters).

December 7, 2012

Employees work at a cocoa micro-manufacturing plant owned by Olga Yenou, an Ivorian woman, in Abidjan on November 29, 2011 (Thierry Gouegnon/Courtesy Reuters).
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Yesterday on my blog, I wrote about the importance and difficulties of including more women-owned businesses in global supply chains, the topic of a meeting I hosted this week as part of CFR’s ExxonMobil Women and Development Roundtable Series. As I note:

While better incorporating women into global supply chains can be a major lever for change, it’s difficult to do. Women business owners in many markets face strong cultural and structural barriers.

You can read about some innovative solutions to these obstacles in the full post here.

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