The hard facts on gender

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January 28, 2014

The hard facts on gender

This year in Davos, Switzerland, 400 of the world’s most powerful and influential women will gather for the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting. Co-chaired by Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer and the Rockefeller Foundation’s Judith Rodin and including Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, South Korea’s President Park Guen-hye, and Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg among participants, the impressive list goes on.

But our annual report is labelled the “Gender Gap” for a reason. The world is far from gender parity when it comes to getting women into leadership positions in any area of life, whether we are talking about government, business, civil society or the media.

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Author: 
Saadia Zahidi
Publisher: 
World Economic Forum
Publication year: 
2014