Friday, May 7, 2010

Women and the economy

There's a growing body of evidence that if you empower women for change – economic change – the first thing they do is educate their children.

There's so many good things about that, I don't know where to begin.

I'm excited by how quickly the world is embracing and understanding the need to have us at the table - no matter how big or small that table is.

Recently, it was announced that before the June G20 Summit, women from the world's 20 leading economies will hold a "G(irls)20 summit" highlighting women's contributions to global economic prosperity.

And young women, not just us 'seasoned' folks, are asked to the table.

Every daughter we educate makes the world that much better. Every child to whom offer opportunity, brings us all opportunity. My International Woman's Day wish is that much more real.

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