February 29, 2016

Businesswomen Learn to Get “Real”
By Carrol McCarren 

Photo: World Bank/Flickr

Women entrepreneurs are often motivated by different factors than men when they create a business. For many women, the decision to start a business venture is borne out of financial need, rather than a consciously chosen career path. Without enough income to support the family, a woman might begin by sewing clothes, growing tomatoes, or selling…

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April 30, 2015

My assignment was to provide assistance to business associations in order to help them develop advocacy skills as part of IESC’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Support Project in the Republic of Georgia.  I met with the officials in Tbilisi and then went to the regions outside the capital.

Volunteer Jeff Rogo (left), translator Maya Kharebashvili, and Zugdidi Chamber President Yuri Tsotseria

Before my arrival, Mr….

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