How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

Report| McKinsey Global Institute

How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth
September 2015 | byJonathan Woetzel, Anu Madgavkar, Kweilin Ellingrud, Eric Labaye, Sandrine Devillard, Eric Kutcher, James Manyika, Richard Dobbs, and Mekala Krishnan

“Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. If women—who account for half the world’s working-age population—do not achieve their full economic potential, the global economy will suffer. While all types of inequality have […]

“Smart Economics” – Danny Leipziger introduces WB’s efforts on achieving gender parity.

How can we nurture female tech entrepreneurs? By Ryan Holmes Mar 6 2015

By Ryan Holmes via ‘Agenda’ World Economic Forum
Mar 6 2015


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“That women are underrepresented in the startup community is hardly news. Just 1.3% of percent of founders at privately held, venture-backed companies are women, according to a 2012 Dow Jones study titled Women at the Wheel. After all these years, the face of tech startups […]

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    “Why Gender Matters In Economics” – textbook by Mukesh Eswaran

“Why Gender Matters In Economics” – textbook by Mukesh Eswaran

Authorised by Eoghan Barry, Princeton University Press

Princeton University Press has published a new textbook on gender economics by Mukesh Eswaran (Vancouver School of Economics). The publisher’s description of the book:

“Gender matters in economics—for even with today’s technology, fertility choices, market opportunities, and improved social norms, economic outcomes for women remain markedly worse than for men. Drawing on insights from feminism, postmodernism, psychology, evolutionary biology, Marxism, and politics, this textbook provides a rigorous economic look at […]

The role of the Access to Work award in the UK in developing Inclusive Economic Growth

Jacqueline Winstanley BSc hons
CEO Universal Inclusion UK
Board Member GGEC

The Access to Work award in the Uk offers a lifeline for disabled people who may otherwise be unable to enter or remain in the workplace.

Whilst it is, as, I write facing some significant challenges following a recent restructure it is a flagship response from govt to its commitment to the rights of disabled people to work in the Uk.

The Aim of the Award […]

The negative “ISM” and why it has no role in Inclusive Economic Growth

Jacqueline Winstanley BSC Hons UK
CEO Universal Inclusion
Advisory Board Member

I have been reminded recently, far closer to home than I would like to have seen, of the presence and impact of the “ISM” in the room and more specifically the workplace when stated Policies and Procedures fall short of delivering the Diverse and Inclusive environment they are intended to create.

So what is an “ISM”? And why do we need to understand and […]

Disability, Employment, Workforce Retention & the Quest for Inclusive Economic Growth

I would like to introduce to Conference the specific aspect of Inclusive Economic Growth and in particular the implications for “Disabled People”.

Latest estimates tell us that of the 7,239,346,465 people living on the planet at least 1 billion are disabled. (enable fact sheet)

Interesting statistics, but what does that actually mean in terms Gender Economics and the Global Call to Action conference will deliver?

Looking at this in a Global perspective is complex, as measures for […]

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    More women than ever sit on the UN Security Council, but what does it mean

More women than ever sit on the UN Security Council, but what does it mean

This interview with Joy Ogwu , the ambassador of Nigeria and the President of the Un Security Council,  makes a strong case for the continuing increase in Women within the UN , citing ” complimentarily” as the key word .

I would agree ,that moving forward its the only word , side by side harnessing the positive traits which are present in both men and women .

Ogwu agreed on the value of having strong, articulate […]

What’s in a name ? Janet Yellen, the first woman to head up US central banking system, sends out a powerful message by adopting the title of Chair over the traditional Chairman or Chairwoman

A recent article by Janet Mcfarland raises some interesting points in this age old debate .

The article prompted me to consider the origin of the word,  in the UK it stems from Medieval times when the person considered to be the most important at a meeting sat in the highest or only chair and other people present of less importance would sit on benches or the floor .

As  decision making meetings were attended predominantly […]

Gender Economics is “Smart Economics”

Danny Leipziger introduces the World Bank’s efforts on achieving gender parity, calling it Gender Economics as “Smart Economics”. (This video was uploaded to YouTube on 26 June 2008)

Japan’s Women to the Rescue

“The main reason to think that Japan’s structural changes to encourage the employment and advancement of women will succeed is that there is no alternative.  Japan’s demographic challenges are too severe and the untapped economic potential of Japanese women is too large to ignore. As Mr. Abe astutely remarked in a speech last spring, women are Japan’s “most underutilized resource.””

Read the full New York Times article by Laura D’Andrea Tyson titled Japan’s Women […]

About Gender Economics

Gender Economics is the fusion of sociology, economics and gender studies and looks at shifting current perceptions of gender and how we use these perceptions in framing economic policy. Very often, it is an intersection of gender, values and beliefs that create policy decisions, many of which are based on outdated models. It is important that we start to understand how economic research is conducted, how the statistical analysis is created and how this […]

Clinton: Women Can Rescue the Economy

Sep 16, 2011 5:08 PM EDT via Women in the World

At the APEC summit in San Francisco Friday, the secretary of State called on member nations to break down economic barriers for women.

Echoing her 1995 address in Beijing in which she famously said “women’s rights are human’s rights,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s declaration at the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit’s Women and the Economy Summit in San Francisco on Friday underscored the necessity […]