How fighting corruption can strengthen female entrepreneurship

Reducing inequalities and creating inclusive growth by improving resilience against corruption for female entrepreneurs

Brainstorming lab
Wednesday, June 19, 2019
09:00 to 10:15

Women face discrimination concerning the division of labour, access to resources and economic opportunities. Due to their role in society and gendered forms of authority, an additional barrier to equality affects women differently than men – corruption. As entrepreneurs engaged in micro, small and medium enterprises, women frequently face demands for bribes and sometimes sexualised forms of corruption. Fighting corruption plays an important role in strengthening female entrepreneurship and inclusive growth.

  • How can specific risks for women be identified?
  • How can we bring women together to talk about their experiences and coping strategies?
  • How can women become more resilient against corruption?
  • How can we mainstream and leverage gender in the fight against corruption?

Organised by


Joachim Goeske
Head of Department, Global Policy
GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit)
Silvina Coria
Global Director Risk & Controls
OLX Naspers Classifieds
Clara Luisa Machado
Dela Dwita Suyoso
Program Manager Development
Indonesia Global Compact Network
Florian Lair
Alliance for Integrity