The W20 dialogue is in a very important phase and I believe our participation can support continuity of the message and help drive the platform forward.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 22, 2017
Quantum Leaps, Inc. whose mission is to promote women’s entrepreneurship as a means of driving quantifiable economic growth at the national, regional, and global levels, announced today that CEO Jennifer Bisceglie and Co-Founder Virginia Littlejohn will be speaking next week at the Women-20 (W20) Summit in Berlin. The W20 is the engagement group established by the G20 to focus on promoting gender-inclusive economic growth.
The mandate for the W20 helps realize progress on the stated G20 commitments of advancing the economic and social participation of women, expanding the financial participation and education of women, and reducing the gender gap in economic participation rates in G20 countries by 25 percent by 2025. According to the W20, additional areas of focus include promoting women’s entrepreneurship, women’s leadership in business and the public sector, digital inclusion, financial inclusion, and steps to further gender economic inclusiveness.
Quantum Leaps serves at the vanguard of support for women-owned businesses internationally, from increased access to markets, especially public procurements, vocalizing the need to have inclusive finance opportunities, to encouraging knowledge sharing and networking. Quantum Leaps’ four pillars of Knowledge Development, Advocacy, Capacity Building and Incubation strive to help women-owned businesses around the globe find the resources and support they need to grow and thrive. This isn’t just about helping one subset of business owners. Studies have shown that women business owners greatly increase national GDP.
“The W20 dialogue is in a very important phase and I believe our participation can support continuity of the message and help drive the platform forward,” said Jennifer Bisceglie who is also the CEO of Interos Solutions and the past chairwoman of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP). Bisceglie also co-chaired the Strengthening the W20 Working Group.
“Quantum Leaps has been deeply involved in helping to shape policy for the W20 Summit,” said Virginia Littlejohn, who chaired the Digital Inclusion Working Group for the W20. “Both Jennifer and I have also worked extensively on women entrepreneurial policy and women’s access to markets on behalf of the W20.”
Being held in Berlin, the W20 Dialogue Forum event will be live streamed through W20’s website, http://www.w20-germany.org. German Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel will receive the final Summit communique. Ivanka Trump will also be in attendance at the event representing the United States.
Quantum Leaps, Inc. is a global accelerator for women's entrepreneurship based in Alexandria, Virginia. It works with governments, international institutions, and women’s business associations to promote women’s entrepreneurship as a means of driving quantifiable economic growth at the national, regional, and global levels.