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This work within The SAGE Reference Series on Leadership provides undergraduate students with an authoritative reference resource on leadership issues specific to women and gender. Although covering historical and contemporary barriers to women’s leadership and issues of gender bias and discrimination, this two-volume set focuses as well on positive aspects and opportunities for leadership in various domains and is centered on the 101 most important topics, issues, questions, and debates specific to women and gender. Entries provide students with more detailed information and depth of discussion than typically found in an encyclopedia entry, but lack the jargon, detail, and density of a journal article.Key FeaturesProvides a list of further readings and references after each entry, as well as a detailed index and an online version of the work to maximize accessibility for today's student audience.
Chapter 45: Women as Leaders in International Microfinance
Women as Leaders in International Microfinance
The face of poverty in the world today is female and young. According to the United Nations, women account for around 70% of the world's poor—those approximately 3 billion people in the world who live on less than the equivalent of US$2 a day. Unfortunately, due to the current financial and economic crisis, that number is increasing. The World Bank estimates that another 53 million people are likely to be trapped in extreme poverty as a result of this crisis. Women are among those who are most at risk. ...