Amb. Cathy Russell and Lael Brainard: Economic Growth Depends on Participation of Women

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:45pm03/28/2019 4:30pm 03/28/2019 5:45pm Amb. Cathy Russell and Lael Brainard: Economic Growth Depends on Participation of Women

Join IOP Resident Fellow Ambassador Cathy Russell for a study group with guest Lael Brainard, member of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and Under Secretary for International Affairs at the Department of the Treasury (2010-2013), for a conversation about the impact of women on economic success.

Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room), HKS America/New_York public
Littauer 166 (IOP Conference Room), HKS

Women are critical to the economic success of their countries. A McKinsey report in 2016 estimated that closing the world's gender gap in workforce participation would add $28 trillion to global GDP by 2025. That amounts to about a quarter of the world's current GDP and almost half of the world's current debt. Yet progress on the full economic participation of women is slow. What steps should countries and the private sector take to expand women's economic participation?