Women: The next emerging market
We recognize the power of women to spur business and economic growth around the world. Over the next decade, the potential impact of women on the global economy — as producers, entrepreneurs, employees and consumers — will be at least as significant as that of China and India. Yet there is a wide gap between potential and present-day reality.
Women’s access to boardroom seats is alarmingly slight, even in developed markets, and in many rapid-growth markets, women have few or no rights to own property, little access to education and stringent social and cultural restrictions against joining the labor force.
"Over the next decade, the impact of women on the global economy will be at least as significant as that of China and India."
While notable progress has been made toward gender equality, much more remains to be done to open the playing field for women’s equal participation in business, sport, society and the economy.
As a global employer of more than 167,000 people in more than 140 countries, we understand the critical business importance of gender equity. We have been recognized as a leader in fostering a global workplace culture where people can achieve their potential.
We don’t pretend to have all the answers, but we want to advance the dialogue regarding leadership in a multigenerational, diverse workforce.
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