The truth is that women are already the most dynamic and fastest-growing economic force in the world today.
– Muhtar Kent
CEO of Coca-Cola
There is no shortage of evidence to suggest that focusing on innovative ways to address the challenges faced by women and girls will lead to better health and education systems, and safer, stronger communities for all people living in the developing and developed world. investing in women – in the work force, supply chains, and as consumers – is good business.
- Porter, Michael E., and Mark R. Kramer. “Creating Shared Value” Harvard Business Review 89. Read here
- Goldman Sachs, (2013, April) “Women’s Work: Driving the Economy” Fortnightly Thoughts. PDF
- Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. (2011) The Gender Dividend: Making the Business Case for Investing in Women. London. PDF
- Booz and Co. “Empowering the Third Billion: Utilizing Women as Key Drivers of Economic Growth.” Read here
- International Finance Corporation “Investing in Women’s Employment: Good for Business, Good for Development” Read here
- International Finance Corporation “Women-Owned SMEs A Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions” Read here
- The World Bank “Women, Business and the Law: Creating Economic Opportunity for Women” Read here