With over 25 years’ experience in finance and development, Oulimata Sarr is the Deputy Regional Director of Un Women for West and Central Africa. UN Women is the United Nations entity mandated for gender equality and empowerment of women. Prior to the UN, she spent ten years at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member institution of the World Bank Group. In her private capacity, Oulimata is involved in several initiatives providing economic opportunities to women. She is the Sub-Africa Jury President of the Cartier’s Women Initiative business plan competition. In 2016, together with 80 African women, Senegal launched the Women Investment Club which aims to provide long-term capital to women entrepreneurs in Senegal.