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The Power of Procurement

How to Source from Women-Owned Businesses: Corporate Guide to Gender-Responsive Procurement

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This manual provides corporations and their suppliers with a deeper understanding of the barriers and challenges preventing women-owned businesses from accessing and fully participating in local and global values chains. It provides the tools and techniques for reducing or eliminating these barriers and for leveraging the vast untapped economic potential represented by women-owned businesses. For many women, entrepreneurship offers a path to economic empowerment and it is incumbent upon corporations to help create conditions that permit this.

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Why gender-responsive procurement matters

Corporations are well positioned to promote gender equality and empower women in their workplaces, in their communities, andhrough their purchasing policies and practices. The purpose of this Guide is to provide corporations with a better understanding of the barriers and challenges preventing women-owned businesses from accessing and fully participating in the corporate supply chain. It also provides tools and techniques for overcoming these barriers and leveraging the vast untapped economic potential represented by women-owned businesses

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