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Zara Nanu

Zara Nanu

Zara Nanu is a serial entrepreneur and a member of the women’s leadership board at Harvard Kennedy School

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Let’s narrow the divide on the unfinished business of pay gaps

Despite a reduction in the gender pay gap, true equity remains elusive. Business must adopt a more holistic and strategic approach.

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Building bridges to equality: The infrastructure investment we’re overlooking

This year’s International Women’s Day theme set by the United Nations is ‘Invest in Women: Accelerate Progress’. This occasion calls for a more nuanced exploration of what investment truly means for gender equality, and I would like to put the spotlight on infrastructure. Beyond the traditional scope of infrastructure—bridges, motorways, and power stations—lies a domain...

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Backing women-led businesses is the best idea you can have

In the five years I spent raising money for my tech start-up Gapsquare, I pitched to investors roughly 100 times. Venture capitalists, institutional investors, angels — you name it, I tried it. Despite this, I raised zero capital. Not a penny. Yet, we succeeded in commercialising our product and were ultimately acquired by a FTSE...

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