Meet 10 women from around the world who are leaders in the economy sector. Introduced by Jude Kelly.

Jude Kelly at WOW London 2019 (2019-03-08) by Alice BoageyWOW - Women of the World Foundation


Jude Kelly introduces the theme of Economy

"Round the world women are still perceived to be part of the husband's wealth and ownership. Even though things have changed, I think it's fair to say that the psychology of women and economics is: men do finance.

We have a lot of catching up to do."

Finance and Economy: Leanne Kemp (2020) by Mana SalsaliWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Leanne Kemp - Entrepreneur & CEO of Everledger - Brisbane

"We have all felt the effects of COVID-19: market volatility and fragility, sweeping societal, governmental and financial framework changes. The crisis has rattled us all and created serious questions about the future of commerce. Critical to recovery and restoring economic activity is regaining trust in these systems.“

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Finance and Economy: Maheen Rahman (2020) by Khaula JamilWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Maheen Rahman - CEO - Karachi

"I feel that the most effective form of motivation and success is when you take ownership of what you are doing. If there is one thing I strive to do in my line of work, it is to create a kind of culture in the workplace where every single person is proud of their contribution to the growth of the company." 

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Finance and Economy: Raquel M. Frye (2020) by Khamaree "Kham" OwensWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Raquel M. Frye - Lecturer - Baltimore

“Women, and particularly women of color, are underrepresented in the field of finance and economics and really in all levels of the global financial system. I am passionate about empowering women and girls through community outreach and training centered on financial education"

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Finance and Economy: Nina Silva (2020) by Aline FonsecaWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Nina Silva- Founder of Black Money Movement - Rio de Janeiro

“Black Money” is a movement that emerged to balance power relations in Brazil, with regard to the Black population. The Black Money Movement is a hub for innovation and fostering entrepreneurship with a focus on the black communities."

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Finance and Economy: Khunaf (2020) by Layla, a Storytelling Sister trained by Lotus FlowerWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Khunaf - Shop Owner - Kurdistan

"I would go beg from people if [Lotus Flower] hadn't helped us. We call this green grains Kazean - we get it from trees and wash it, the ones float on water we throw away,and the ones go down water we collect it and put it into these bags and sell each bag for 3500 IQD.”

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Finance and Economy: Seben Ayşe Dayı (Erişilebilir Her Şey) (2020) by Elif KahveciWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Seben Ayşe Dayı - Journalist & Anthropologist - Istanbul

"My window on feminism is a place rarely observed all over the world, combining the views of two different ones. I am a woman. I am a disabled woman. We have a lot to learn in order to understand each other’s problems and to defend their rights."

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Finance and Economy: Qian Liu (2020) by Liao LuluWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Qian Liu - President of the Economist Group - Beijing

“I hope to focus more on education, employment and gender issues from the perspective of economics. Gender equality is not only beneficial to women, but also to men. It is important to our next generation, economic growth and social development."

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Finance and Economy: Caroline Criado-Perez (2020) by Paula Abu "Narcography"WOW - Women of the World Foundation

Caroline Criado-Perez - Writer - London

"The global economy doesn't work for half the world because we literally don't count the vast majority of women's work. This means that when we are allocating government resources, we don't have the full picture, and we therefore make bad investment decisions."

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Finance and Economy: Ambica Shrestha (2020) by Buna DhuganaWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Ambica Shrestha - Entrepreneur - Kathmandu

"Nepal needs young women to come with the economy for the country. Without the development and building up the spirit of entrepreneurship among women overall economic development will not happen."

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Finance and Economy: Aishetu Dozie (2020) by Mohini UfeliWOW - Women of the World Foundation

Aishetu Dozie - Senior Investment Banking Executive

"There weren’t a lot of women there and there certainly weren’t many Black folks either. I felt a strong sense of pride but also this responsibility to represent my intersectionality with care. It wasn’t always easy, but I look back and feel a sense of gratitude for my banking career."

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