How advancing women equality can add $12 trillion to global growth
A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women’s equality. The public, private, and social sectors will need to act to close gender gaps in work and society.
Authors: McKinsey Global Institute
Pages: 32 (Executive Summary) / 168 (Full Report)
2015 Female Entrepreneurship Index Report
Analyzing the conditions that foster high-potential female entrepreneurship in 77 countries.
GEDI’s women’s entrepreneurship index measures the development of high potential female entrepreneurship worldwide. Defined as “innovative, market expanding, and export oriented,” this gender specific Index utilizes GEDI’s unique framework, methodology, and global approach in order to capture the multi-dimensional aspects of entrepreneurial development.
A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Firms
"Women-owned firms represent an increasingly important segment of the small business sector. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 7.8 million women-owned firms in the United States in 2007, generating $1.2 trillion in revenues and providing employment for 7.6 million people. A Rising Tide presents the financial strategies that have helped today's bold and creative women entrepreneurs to succeed."
Authors: Kauffman Foundation
Gender Lens Investing in Public Markets
"We often frame our investment choices in either/or terms. Do we invest for societal and environmental benefits or purely financial returns? Do we opt for economic growth or a sustainable future? This binary framework spills over into our views of who gets access to political and economic opportunities. Ingrained (and often subconscious) biases may lead us to believe that for minorities and women to advance, others must lose out. Or that if we choose inclusive companies we are settling for less than stellar outcomes. Our reality is seemingly zero-sum. But the gender lens investment approach (defined here) is actively seeking both/and opportunities."
Authors: Women Effect
The Double Payoff Of Gender-Based Investing
"I had one more line item: Gender-based investing. My interest was sparked by reading the new book “Gender Lens Investing: Uncovering Opportunities for Growth, Returns, and Impact” by Jackie VanderBrug, a managing director at U.S. Trust/Bank of America Private Wealth Management and Joseph Quinlan, chief market strategist at U.S. Trust/Bank of America Private Wealth Management."