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The Business Case for Women’s Empowerment

The Business Case for Women’s Empowerment

“The moral case for greater gender equity is clear, and so is the economic case” Christine Lagarde, IMF

On International Women’s Day 2017, I just had to share this fantastic article from Christine Lagarde, MD at the International Monetary Fund. Read on…

“Over the past few decades, women around the world have been pushing boundaries on areas like educational achievement, political representation, and economic participation—yet, gender gaps remain.

Globally, just 55 percent of women participate in the labor force, compared with 80 percent of men—and women are only now earning what men did a decade ago.

As countries around the world seek to grow their economies and reduce inequality, tapping into the huge potential of women can be a game changer. Recent analytical work—including that done at the IMF—clearly demonstrates the compelling business case for women’s empowerment. Everyone has a role to play—including governments, businesses, and international institutions.”

Here’s the link to the full article on LinkedIn.

Gender equity really can be a game changer. Let’s make it happen…


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