Women entrepreneurs harness the power of ICTs to create jobs

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Finchannel Globel News – Monday, 17 October 2011 (originally published 10 Oct)

The FINANCIAL — Geneva, 10 October 2011 – Ten women who have excelled in developing innovative business ideas and in providing jobs and increasing income in their communities have been selected for the Empretec Women in Business Award –an UNCTAD training and motivational programme that is intended to encourage entrepreneurship in developing countries. The winners will be announced during the UNCTAD XIII quadrennial conference in Doha, Qatar, in April 2012.

The award has made a real impact on the lives of past recipients, increasing their access to education and resources as well as their motivation to continue growing their enterprises.

The finalists for this year’s award are women who have harnessed the power of ICTs to establish their businesses – in Brazil, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Jordan, Nigeria, Panama, Uganda, Viet Nam and Zimbabwe . . .

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