Author Bio

Stephanie Oueda

Stephanie is the head of gender and diversity at IDB Invest, based in Washington, D.C. At IDB Invest, our goal is to improve lives. As Head of Gender and Diversity, Stephanie's role is to ensure that all operations have a positive impact in leading to a more gender-balanced society. Mainly, she focuses on the empowerment of women, although the role also covers the empowerment of men in the Caribbean. Under her leadership, this area of the organization now works on programs to include other underrepresented groups and increase other dimensions of diversity in order to work towards a more inclusive society. For example, the inclusion of people of African descent, LGBT +, indigenous people and people with disabilities. Stephanie has two master's degrees, one in economics and one in political science from the University of Montreal and the Sorbonne University, respectively.

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Gender Equity in Business: How Are We Doing in the Region?

A recent IDB INTAL and IDB Invest study highlights the various problems women are faced with in the labor market. Some of the most important are horizontal and vertical segregation, as well as the gender pay gap in companies in the region.

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Stephanie Oueda: “Equality & Diversity Must Be Lived. To Serve the Region, We Must Be the Region”

In an interview with the Negocios Sostenibles blog, the head of diversity and gender at IDB Invest explains the relevance of multilateral institutions in promoting gender equality and inclusion, the part the private sector plays in this and the importance of teaching by example.

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The Winning Formula for Businesswomen: Financing + Training = Success

The future of female entrepreneurship is key to the recovery of the region's economies. Women in business face many obstacles, not least of which is financing; however, when asked, a lack of training emerges as a recurring problem.

Why are diversity and inclusion good for business?
Why are diversity and inclusion good for business?

On Tuesday May 21st we celebrated the World Day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development. Let’s pause and think for a moment why everyday more businesses are incorporating and discussing these concepts.

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How to Ramp Up the Social and Economic Contributions of Indigenous Peoples

A strong public and private commitment with the more than 800 indigenous groups in Latin America & the Caribbean is needed to boost their contribution to economic development. Better and more investment in indigenous territories is a must, as part of an approach based on development with identity that increases the efficiency and impact of such investment.

Business tackling gender violence: An economic imperative
Business tackling gender violence: An economic imperative

The private sector has a moral obligation to set the goal of eradicating violence against women. However, this is also an economic imperative, given that corporate inaction in this regard has significant costs.