Women & Economic Power/Empowerment


“Periods of more economic growth typically are accompanied by expansion in labor market opportunities for women.  Women have held jobs vacated by men who are engaged in war. And, wartime spending stimulates demand for goods and services, and leads to increased production of goods and services.  Rapid economic growth appears to provide relatively greater opportunities for disadvantaged groups such as working-class women and people of color, while periods of slower growth disproportionately harm these groups.”  

Source: The Reader’s Guide to Women’s History

What’s Really Holding Women Back? (hbr.org)Women as Drivers of Economic Growth | S&P Global

How Women’s Economic Power Is Reshaping The Consumer Market (forbes.com)

Women’s Power Index | Council on Foreign Relations (cfr.org)

Women gain more political and economic power, but gender gap persists | EurekAlert! Science News