Women of the World meets The Good Business Festival.
In 2020, the Women Count report found that companies with greater numbers of female execs bring in 10 times greater profits. But simultaneously, women were significantly harder hit by the Covid-19 crisis, they were more likely to lose their jobs and suffer pay cuts whilst their care and domestic duties increased. Women are more vulnerable to the economic effects of any crises because of existing gender inequalities, but what’s good for gender equality is good for the economy and society too, so why aren’t we there yet?
We’ve come so far in the fight for true and meaningful gender equality but how can we ensure we don’t stall or go backwards now? How can we create genuine progress in the next decade whilst undoing the damage that has been done during the pandemic?