Women entrepreneurs at the heart of the recovery. Roundtable on advancing responsive economic and social policies

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The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected more women than men, both economically and socially.  The pandemic threatens to roll back the last 30 years of economic gains for women. Rebuilding after the pandemic and advancing women entrepreneurship will empower women to actively participate in the economy. 

On the 7th of September, Women Political Leaders, with the support of EY, is organising a roundtable discussion with decision-makers from both the public and private sectors to investigate the challenges and actions needed to minimise the economic and social damages of the pandemic on women entrepreneurs in developing countries. The discussion will address the pivotal need to ensure women play an active role in the economic, finance, and job sectors. 


  • Silvana Koch-Mehrin, President & Founder, Women Political Leaders (WPL)
  • Julie Linn Teigland, EMEIA Area Managing Partner, EY


  • African Development Bank
  • Asian Development Bank
  • Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • European Bank for Reconstruction & Development  
  • European Commission 
  • European Investment Bank
  • UNWomen
  • The World Bank