The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), set in 2000 by 189 United Nations members, were aimed at significantly improving social and economic conditions in the world's poor countries by 2015.
The world market relies heavily on male-owned businesses.
Teenage girls use computers and the Internet as much as boys do, but are five times less likely to consider a technology-related career.
The most lucrative and safest investment in the world – almost guaranteed to deliver outstanding financial returns as well as improving civic well-being and economic development – is to invest in the economic and social empowerment of women.
Poverty levels are well documented in India, and it is estimated that the country is home to at least one-third of the world’s poor.