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Hacking the Gender Gap: Why the Tech Industry Needs More Women

July 21, 2016View for printing

As evidenced by the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program, the Tory Burch Foundation's Fellows Competition, and the Vital Voices' VV Grow Fellowship, among other initiatives, there is increasing private sector investment in women's entrepreneurship training. And it's about time more organizations and governments follow suit.

We already know that advancing the status of women has a resounding impact on the global development agenda. Countries with greater gender equality see improved health and educational outcomes, as well as more peaceful societies. The connection between women?s economic participation and growth in particular is compelling: a recent McKinsey Global Institute report found that minimizing the gender gap in labor force participation holds the potential to add $12 trillion to global GDP by 2025.

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