Many believe gender equity is a social issue; the economics tell us gender equity is an opportunity. Beyond the immediate social injustice, a lack of gender equity causes off spouts and cracks in the workforce pipeline where missed opportunities for potential investment in female employees leads instead to their departure, to a lower level of females in the labor force, and overall decreased levels of leveraging talented women. We have a leaky pipeline — one that costs the U.S. trillions of dollars. Businesses that fail to address this pipeline problem miss out on potential revenue, which constricts their economic footprint, and not only causes a shortage of female talent to get the job done but ultimately lost opportunity for growth and innovation.
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