Thursday, November 2, 2017

WEIF2017 - Leveraging the power of entrepreneurship for sustainable development

This week, I am in Bahrain for the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum, the only global conference of its kind drawing attention to the role of the business persons and leaders in sustainable development.

The World Forum was organized from 31 October to 2 November by the UN Industrial Development Organization and the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Among the many highlights,  the one thing that stood out the most was the Forum's  focus on women entrepreneurs.

In addition to a special plenary panel on addressing the challenges faced by women in industry, the Forum made a strong and specific call for promoting and empowering women business leaders in its outcome document, the "Manama Declaration."

Video: UN News

If you are interested, here is a small selection of my coverage on the World Forum (for more, visit

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