On Thursday, March 21, the NGO Committee on the Family held its annual parallel event as part of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York.

“Empowering Women and The Family Through Family Business”

If the United Nations is serious about achieving the SDGs it should turn its attention to the family and its immense contributions through family-founded businesses. The family is not only the “fundamental group unit of society” but also the main economic thrust for global development. Family businesses are the biggest drivers of economic growth, employment, and poverty eradication worldwide.

An individual or a couple starting a business and watching it grow and prosper will then ask other family members, siblings, or children, to join the business. Children who assist in a family business learn responsibility and how to manage resources, money, and risk. Women founders or co-partners are empowered via ownership, management, and decision making.

To learn more about how family businesses start, grow, and create prosperity, please join us as we listen to our speakers Professors Anthony P. Cannizzaro and Francisco Lara discuss family entrepreneurship and its importance to human flourishing.

Professor Anthony P. Cannizzaro, Family Business Consortium, Busch School of Business,
Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Professor Francisco J. Lara, Catholic University of Valencia & Busch School of Business,
Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

A full recording of this session is available on our YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G14oKWkKfhI

The NGO Committee on the Family has been wonderfully fortunate in the high caliber of panelists and speakers who have graciously addressed us. In an effort to enrich the intellectual experience of our audience, we have invited guests representing a diverse set of views and beliefs. We should note here that the expression of any views on this or any other program does not constitute an endorsement of those views by the NGO Committee on the Family, our member NGOs, or our co-sponsoring organizations.