Women’s Entrepreneurship: Empowerment through Innovation

Posted March 3rd, 2010 by mit-admin

Selected Photos from the Legatum Center’s 2nd Annual Photo Competition

The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of Mauritania Installing Solar Lighting Systems

The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of Mauritania Installing Solar Lighting Systems

On view at Rotch Library (7-238)

March 1 – 31, 2010

The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship presents this exhibit of winning and honorable mention photographs from the Center’s 2nd Annual Photo Competition, which sought photos of women entrepreneurs in low-income countries using transformative technologies. Drawing on photography as a powerful tool to spread the message of economic and social progress through entrepreneurship, the exhibit showcases stories of entrepreneurial activity, innovation, and empowerment in the developing world. By displaying the winning photos, chosen from nearly 700 submissions from 50 countries, the Legatum Center aims to present a new, dignified vision for development that inspires action.

photo credit: Bata Bhurji

For more information, visit the Rotch website.

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