Women's economic empowerment: no time to waste

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Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre (ITC). UN File Photo/Paulo Filgueiras

The world is losing "big time" because women entrepreneurs cannot fully participate in the global economy.

That's the opinion of Arancha Gonzalez, Executive Director at the UN International Trade Centre (ITC), which is working to get one million women-owned businesses to market by 2020.

The ITC recently launched She Trades, an online platform and mobile application or "app" that connects buyers worldwide with women-owned enterprises.

Dianne Penn spoke with Ms Gonzalez who was in New York for the latest session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Duration: 4'51"

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