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There’s more to ‘womenomics’ than keeping cows in India

Janet Yellen

Leading woman of global finance, Janet Yellen. Photo: cc IMF via Flickr

‘Forget China, India and the Internet, economic growth is driven by women’, said the Economist magazine in a 2006 special on ‘womenomics’. Growth and prosperity are linked to gender equality at work. Seven years and a global financial crisis later, we’re beginning to see real progress in thinking and appointments at the top of some of our largest companies and institutions. But further down the ladder there is still a long way to go; here in the UK, recession has put gender equality into reverse.

The appointment of Janet Yellen was a heartening moment for women; but so much female potential is still untapped.


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