Women’s economic empowerment is a pre-requisite for inclusive and equitable economic growth.
Investing in girls’ and women’s economic empowerment creates a ripple effect that yields multiple benefits, not only for individual women, but also for families, communities, and countries. Increasing women’s control over household income improves their children’s access to school and healthcare; gives women greater control over their reproductive health; improves women’s ability to make environmentally friendly choices; boosts women-run businesses; and improves their status within families, communities, and countries.Download the Infographic
This month, Katja Iversen, President/CEO of Women Deliver, spoke with Melinda Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on the importance of access to family planning for women's economic empowerment. Read on to learn about the opportunities and challenges of technology for gender equality, women's representation in tech, and more!