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Levelling the field for women entrepreneurs

Carolyn Tastad, P&G group president of North America, at the Women In The World Summit in New York earlier this year. P&G spends over US$2.2 billion annually with diverse businesses, with half of this being spent on women-owned companies from various sectors, including packaging, equipment, services and chemicals.

IT IS without a doubt that women are essential to the economy. Fostering female entrepreneurship and empowering women to join the workforce has many positive outcomes, ranging from boosting income equality and productivity, reducing poverty to diversifying a country's economy. Most importantly,...