Ensuring Women small business owners and entrepreneurs can cash in on business financing and investing flows
How can we make sure women and marginalised groups are part of the ecosystem creating employment and also accessing the opportunities for economic growth?
This is a priority focus insists the Representative UN Women Multi-Country Office Caribbean, Tonni Brodber in any discussion on equitable economic growth.
She was at the time, addressing the “Road to the Summit: A Green and Equitable Future for the Americas” panel discussion hosted by the Atlantic Council, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, in partnership with the US Department of State leading to the Ninth Summit of the Americas.
“We operate on a principle of ‘leave no one behind’, we ensure that those who are most marginalised are a part of the design of programmes because they can speak for themselves and tell us what they most need. As the entity with responsibility for gender equality and women’s empowerment – UN Women, we apply not only a gender lens but ensure there is the intersectional lens, we have to think of age, class, ethnicity, race. In the Caribbean we have a number of older women in the farming industry and who are also looking after several generations of children as their parents have gone to other borders in search of opportunities after a hazard. Ensuring all people have access to economic opportunities is the only way to be successful”, Ms. Brodber said.