Women entrepreneurs need opportunities, not handouts

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Participants at the WEIF plenary panel discussion on women in industry. Photo: UN News/Vibhu Mishra

When it comes to growing their businesses, women entrepreneurs are looking for opportunities, not "waiting for handouts," according to an official with the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Adot Killmeyer-Oleche, chief of UNIDO's Institute for Capacity Development, was speaking after a panel discussion on women in industry held in Bahrain on Wednesday as part of the World Entrepreneurs Investment Forum.

During the event, women business owners from across the globe shared the struggles they are facing, ranging from a lack of access to capital and technology, to stigma and social barriers.

Vibhu Mishra is at the forum and caught up with Ms Killmeyer-Oleche after the panel discussion.

Duration: 4'05"

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