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Women Entrepreneurs Becoming a Force in the Developing World

Half the Sky Movement

The La Pietra Coalition, a group of leaders advocating for women's advancement, last year launched the 'Third Billion' campaign -- a reference to the billion women, mostly from emerging markets, set to join the global economy over the next decade. These women typically lack access to banking systems and loans without permission from a man, says Natalie Byre, director of global impact at Dermalogica. Dermalogica and Kiva have jointly provided loans to 30,000 women across 68 countries since 2010.

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