Henriette Kolb

Podcast Interview

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This week Katie Hyson, Director of Thought Leadership at Business Fights Poverty, interviews Henriette Kolb, Head of the Gender Secretariat at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group

This interview gives a thorough insight into gender equality, why it is still an issue more than a century after the suffragette movement gained women the right to vote in the UK.

Why gender equality is so important and how businesses in practical terms can take action.

With insight from Henriette’s vast experience as former CEO of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, UN representative in the Middle East Quartet team advising Tony Blair in Jerusalem, member of the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process (UNSCO) and Governance advisor with the European Commission Delegation to Tanzania, Henriette takes listeners on a journey through the challenges of addressing gender inequality, before explaining why the IFC is focusing on balancing the roles of carers, creating access to finance for female entrepreneurs and understanding how women can get ahead in the sharing economy.

Henriette’s understanding of why gender equality isn’t happening in both developing and developed regions provides practical advice on actions to take.

We also get to find out what motivates and inspires Henriette as she leads gender equality for the IFC at the World Bank.

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