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Women in Economic and Political Leadership: A Q&A; With Stephenie Foster

Posted on the 28 June 2012 by Center For International Private Enterprise @CIPEglobal

What types of laws and institutions are most important to women’s political participation? When are quotas for women appropriate? How do women in positions of political or economic power benefit their communities?

In the latest Economic Reform Feature Service article, Stephenie Foster addresses these questions and more, focusing on the impact that women can have in leadership roles. Drawing on her 25 years of experience as a tireless advocate for women’s empowerment, Foster discusses why it is important for women to take on leadership roles in politics, business, and civil society, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different strategies for increasing women’s political and economic participation.

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