Quotable: Graca Machel wants women to play a leading role in Africa's growth story

Quotable: Graca Machel wants women to play a leading role in Africa's growth story

By Anonymous (not verified), July 17, 2012

In her keynote address at the second African Women Economic Summit in Lagos last week, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria's Minister for Finance, called for the creation of a bank that would cater exclusively to the financing needs of women. Okonjo-Iweala, one of the three final World Bank head candidates, was joined at the Summit by Mozambican politician and humanitarian Graca Machel :

We see this as an opportunity to engage with decision makers in the financial sector – policy makers, regulators, commercial banks and prominent women entrepreneurs to find ways to accelerate the inclusion of women in Africa’s growth story.

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