For far too long, we’ve been hearing how much less money women make than men. While progress is being made, there is still a long way to go—if we look to the latest report from the 2022 World Economic Forum, post-pandemic, gender parity is not recovering. In fact, it will take another 132 years to close the global gender gap.
As crises are compounding, women’s workforce outcomes are suffering and the risk of global gender parity backsliding further intensifies. In this episode, Debra speaks with gender economist and Pipeline CEO Katica Roy, who highlights how policy today is mostly gender-ignorant, meaning it doesn’t apply the gender lens to determine how said policies impact men and women differently. As Katica explains, women’s participation in the labour market is good for the economy overall: excluding well educated and trained women from the workforce is a lost opportunity for economic growth. Listen in to learn what’s at stake and how we can build momentum towards greater gender parity that benefits us all.