Women's Economic Empowerment & Gender Equality at the World Economic Forum
This week, world leaders working across government, the private sector, and civil society are meeting for the 2019 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. Investment in gender equality must be an integral part of the WEF agenda on Globalization 4.0.
Why? Because the data tells a clear and compelling story:
These numbers demonstrate the case for investing in solutions that promote women’s economic empowerment – a pre-requisite for inclusive and equitable economic growth. To tap into this potential and see the #PowerOf women as drivers of economic development, we must get creative – and collaborative – with solutions that draw on the expertise and resources of partners working across sectors. Everyone has a role to play, and everyone stands to benefit from investments in gender equality.
It's time for world leaders to say yes to gender equality!
Take a deeper look at stories and solutions for boosting women's economic empowerment.
Three Vital Steps to a New Gender Equality Playbook Procter & Gamble One year after launching “Women at Work: Myth vs. Reality," leaders from P&G propose a fundamental change to advance gender equality. Together, they ask readers a key question: "What’s the new playbook?" Read full article ➜
Limiting Women in the Workplace is Costing Us Trillions Women Deliver Women Deliver President/CEO, Katja Iversen, makes the case for investing in gender equality by outlining three things leaders at Davos can do to address disparities. Read full article ➜
Soft Skills & Steel Wills Cherie Blaire Foundation from Women If we are serious about women’s economic empowerment, we must understand that soft skills are the key to building steel wills. Read the argument for why women's economic empowerment requires a holistic approach. Read full article ➜
Linking Economic Empowerment to Gender Equality Deliver for Good & UN Women In this special Q&A, Oulimata Sarr, the current Deputy Regional Director for UN Women in West and Central Africa, breaks down the importance of boosting women's economic empowerment. Read full article ➜
Unlocking Access to Phones & Economic Opportunities FHI360 Technology – and access to the internet – can be a great enabler for girls and women. FHI360 looks at the role of mobile phones in increasing access to digital education tools, community services such as healthcare, banking, and new economic opportunities. Read full article ➜
An Economic No Brainer: Empower Women Empower Economies International Monetary Fund & Deliver for Good Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF, joins a special conversation to highlight the case for increased investment and action toward gender equality -- an economic no brainer. Read full article ➜