Starting a New Conversation for Women
I’ve been fortunate in life to benefit from family, educators, work colleagues and a set of mentors and sponsors, all of whom did not hesitate to offer and support me with every opportunity to achieve what I set out to do. Far too many today are not so fortunate.
In the global marketplace, women remain the most untapped natural resource. According to the International Labor Organization, less than half of the world’s working-age women are employed, and a third of those women are underemployed.
As International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine LaGarde has said, “Women’s empowerment is not just a fundamentally moral cause, it is also an absolute economic no-brainer.”