Empowering Women Through Skills & Workforce Development
It is a well-known fact that if women participated in the global economy to the same degree as men, the world economy would gain an additional $11 trillion in annual GDP. Studies show that not only does women’s participation in the workforce contribute to the growth of a country’s economy, it also has broad positive health and social impacts. Despite clear economic and social gains, numerous structural and cultural barriers impede women from entering, remaining, or advancing in the workforce.
As the United States prepares to host the G7 summit at Camp David this June, the topic of Women’s Economic Empowerment is poised to receive significant attention from member states. In anticipation of this, CSIS is convening subject-matter experts to discuss successes from ongoing initiatives and understand how international development partners, donor countries, and the private sector can be innovative with their tools and resources to catalyze the results