Ernst & Young Releases Report Focused on the Strength Women Bring to Rebuilding the World Economy
White paper highlights the vast potential of women as an economic force
As the world works to recover from the current financial crisis, Groundbreakers: Using the strength of women to rebuild the global economy, is a resource for private sector and government leaders seeking to advance gender equity initiatives around the world. The full white paper can be downloaded at http://www.ey.com/global/content.nsf/International/2009_World_Economic_Forum.
“At a time when our global economy is facing its greatest challenge in decades, we have to capitalize on the contributions women make as leaders, entrepreneurs, and employees,” noted
The white paper analyzes the most compelling and current research on: 1) the importance of women as an economic force; 2) the wide occupational and wage disparities between women and men; 3) the power of critical mass; and 4) diversity as a mathematical equation for success.
Sources include The World Economic Forum, Goldman Sachs, The White House Project, Catalyst, the United Nations, McKinsey & Company, The European Commission, and many others. It also compiles commentary on key women’s issues from leading academics, NGOs, policymakers, and global business leaders.
“It is in everyone’s best interest to bring qualified women into leadership positions, especially now when fresh perspectives are needed,” noted
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