Opinion: Empowering female entrepreneurs helps everyone
No economy can be expected to thrive without utilizing all of its resources; and women — one half of the workforce — are being severely under-utilized. According to the OECD, women in Canada are better educated than men, obtaining post-secondary academic degrees at a higher rate. Hillary Clinton, in a speech given at the World Bank Headquarters in 2011, said investing in women is not only the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do. Indeed, the equal participation of women as entrepreneurs helps bring long-term economic growth, prosperity and social change.