Nicola Ehlermann is an international development consultant serving inclusive and competitive economies. Her focus is on private sector development and levelling the playing field for inclusive economies. This implies in particular a transparent and honest business environment as well as openness to diversity through the promotion of gender equality. Ms. Ehlermann is the author of various books on these subjects. Most recently she engaged in exploring the gender dimension of corruption. Ms. Ehlermann is the author of various books on these subjects.