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Blog: Catalyzing Growth in the Female SME Economy
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Kat Pardoe
Minerva Kotei
Sep 30, 2019

Women are underrepresented in the global economy, particularly in the SME space. SMEs account for half of global GDP and two-thirds of jobs worldwide, yet just 23% are women-owned and represent a disproportionate amount of the SME finance gap amounting to nearly $1.5 trillion. Financial services providers (FSPs) are, however, starting to recognize the enormous upside to supporting female entrepreneurs. We heard from three such FSPs – NatWest...

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