We Need a Change
The 2016 election, the largest women’s march in history and the #metoo movement have brought to light the reality that women’s equality is far from being reached.
Women are a minority of the workforce (46.8%) and women are a smaller minority of CEO positions at S&P companies (5.2%).
Women are still a minority in the US Congress (23.4% in the House of Representative and 25% of the 100 Senate seats).
No woman has held the position of president in the US, despite 14 other countries that have elected a woman as head of state.
A country needs to invest in its women. The value of human capital – the share of human capital in
total wealth – is 62 percent. That’s four times the value of produced capital and 15 times the value
of natural capital. Historically, education has been a catalyst for positive change. No country can achieve sustainable economic development without substantial investment.