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Women to Win More Government Contracts Following WTO Agreement

Women entrepreneurs, with full or partial ownership of more than a third of global businesses, win just 1 percent of government contracts, according to Patricia Francis, executive director of the International Trade Centre.

They may get a bigger piece of that pie as a World Trade Organization agreement opens up purchasing to more competition, minimizing cronyism and nepotism that have capped women’s access to such business, she said in an interview today in Geneva.