Women make up 50% of the global working-age population1
Women represent only 39% of the global labor despite making up over 50% of the world's higher education graduates1
Economic growth: $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by closing the gender gap2
Talent diversity: Organizations with more diverse workforce perform better financially2
Human rights: Women views and values are critical for ensuring a more prosperous and inclusive common future
Actualising the full potential of women leads to sustainable human capital development
Equitable work-life balance drives stronger family structures
Women can contribute their full potential to society
Source: 1IHS; ILO; Oxford Economics; World I/O Database; National Statistical Agencies; McKinsey Global Growth Model 2McKinsey Study
gdp increase by 0.3%
For every 1% increase in women's education, the average gross
domestic product (GDP) rises 0.3%.
quality of life
Gender equality positively influences the quality of life: men and women who live in countries with high gender parity are more likely to have a high quality of life and less likely to suffer from depression, divorced or become a victim of violent death.
gdp increase by $28 trillion
If the world closes the gender gap in workforce participation, GDP would increase by $28 trillion (about a quarter of the world's current GDP and almost half of its current debt) by 2025.
champion quality of life causes
Women have been proven to work across party lines to champion issues such as parental leave and childcare, pensions, gender-equality laws and electoral reform.
Nine out of 10 countries with the highest quality of life are also among the first 25 countries to grant women's suffrage.
Source: Modern Guide to Equality, June 2017, Catalyst
Women's participation contributed positively to the company's performance
diversity impact roa
Companies with >30% Women on Board - contributed up to 8% Return of Assets of the company
similar international study
2016 Credit Suisse Gender 3000 Report-3,400 companies worldwide, has shown that companies with at least one female director yielded a compound excess return of 3.5% for investors over the previous decade
Study by Ismet Al-Bakri, Senior Manager, Chief Regulatory Office, SC as part of his doctoral thesis