Women Affairs Minister Jean Ogasapian, Monday, March 6, 2017. (The Daily Star/Ahmad Azakir)
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The Minister of State for Women's Affairs Jean Ogasapian rallied for increasing women's access to leadership positions during a training event Saturday, a statement from his media office reported."Females have strong potential and abilities in various fields and industries, and would excel in leadership positions in public affairs," Ogasapian said at the training for women in leadership at Le Gray Hotel in Downtown Beirut. He noted that global experiences demonstrated that having women in leadership roles improved national GDP, citing an Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development figure that estimates equal participation of women in government in OECD countries would lead to a 12 percent rise in GDP over a 20-year time period.Prime Minister Saad Hariri's 30-member government includes one female minister, the Minister of State for Administrative Development Inaya Ezzeddine.
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