impact

When Women Thrive So Does the World

 
 

Empowering women to participate equally in the global economy could add $28 trillion in GDP growth by 2025.

Research shows women are the world's largest untapped resource and that given equal opportunities, women hold the key to being the largest contributors of positive economic, social, and environmental change in the world.

 

Stats

 
 
 

The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks 149 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. In addition, this year’s edition studies skills gender gaps related to Artificial Intelligence (AI).

 

Projecting current trends into the future, the overall global gender gap will close in 108 years across the 106 countries covered since the first edition of the report. 

 
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Human Rights

 

Entrepreneurship

 

Female-run enterprises are steadily growing all over the world, contributing to household incomes and growth of national economies. However, women face time, human, physical, and social constraints that limit their ability to grow their businesses.

Lack of finance is a major constraint to the growth of female-owned enterprises.


 
 

Female Founders Got 2% of Venture Capital Dollars in 2017

Female entrepreneurs make significant contributions to economic growth and to poverty reduction around the world.