Jean-Claude Bastos De Morais — Women Must be at the Forefront of Innovation and Enterprise in Africa

One of the most important — and easiest — ways to overcome poverty is the empowerment of women. Women account for around 50% of the population and half the potential workforce. Yet the empowerment of women continues to be a controversial issue in many conservative parts of the world, including in the west where the gender pay gap still blights the board room, shop floor and factory line.