Starting a business is one thing but “making it” in the business world is another. Here at the Australian Businesswomen’s Network, we know it can be a challenge to get your startup on its feet and to meet your business goals. Many of the inductees into our Businesswomen’s Hall of Fame have experienced these same [...]
Deputy Secretar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
About Amanda Ellis
New Zealand born Amanda Ellis founded the gender program at the International Finance Corporation, assisting IFC clients in developing countries, providing lines of credit for women-owned SMEs through commercial banks and practical initiatives to assist women entrepreneurs with business and management training, and to access markets.
Within two years gender inclusive projects at the IFC grew from only 2% to 23% of the advisory portfolio. Over $40m was committed to financing women entrepreneurs in Nigeria, Uganda and Tanzania through the first ever SME credit lines for women in Africa.