Why should you invest in women? Because it’s 2018. Because it’s the right thing to do. Because you want a better world for your daughter. And not least because there is a strong business case for investing in women.
Family-friendly workplaces have a lot going for them, including basic decency and fairness, advancing the rights of women, and promoting the health and well-being of children, just to name a few major benefits. But they also offer measurable advantages when it comes to advancing businesses themselves and the business sector as a whole.
Do you remember when 62 million girls were denied an education?1 Or when a third of women worldwide experienced physical or sexual violence?2 Or 5,000 girls were victims of honor killings annually? 3 You should, because these arent references to the distant past. This is happening today - in 2016.
Unless youve been living off-the-grid in recent months, youve probably heard a lot about the gender pay gap. The topic has dominated headlines from the New York Times, to Fortune, to Freakonomics, to the Atlantic, to the Wall Street Journal-and was a point of discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos.