Banyan Global welcomes the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative (W-GDP) announced today by the White House. This inter-agency commitment seeks to empower women in developing countries through workforce development, entrepreneurship, and addressing the enabling environment barriers that hold women back. Banyan Global’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Meaghan Smith, stated:
“Investing in gender equality and women’s empowerment can unlock potential on a transformational scale. Nearly 1 billion women are poised to enter the global economy over the next decade. Women’s economic empowerment and equality offers significant opportunity to boost inclusive and sustainable economic growth and development. Empowering women to reach their full potential not only strengthens communities but is essential to global economic growth, innovation and competitiveness.”
As a global leader in women’s economic empowerment, Banyan Global looks forward to partnering with W-GDP to help women around the world reach their full potential. Learn more about Banyan Global’s women’s economic empowerment work.