According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, and seven women die every day from breast cancer in Australia. But because of breast cancer research, those numbers will hopefully see a decline. When NBCF was founded in 1994, 30% of women with [...]
Ambassador & Permanent Representative, United Nations at NZ Permanent Mission, Geneva
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.