A woman's world of difference: new study illustrates that what benefits the female population benefits everybody.

Author:Alleyne, Sonia
Position::BY THE NUMBERS - Brief article
 
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Because we do business in a global society, we can no longer examine growth opportunities from a single perspective, as is evident in a new report by Catalyst entitled The Ripple Effect: What's Good for Women Is Good for the World. The study finds that improving the lives of women in society strongly correlates to a better quality of life and access for women, but also to improved societal conditions--such as an increase in a country's GDP. It reported that although regional differences uniquely affect the challenges women face concerning advancement, the drivers for change throughout the world are the same:

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Women have to be engaged fully and fairly in the workforce.

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There have to be improvements in women accessing education.

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Barriers that prevent women from fully participating in society have to be removed.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE GLOBAL FINDINGS:

Increasing female employment...

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