"Why give money to people who don't like us?"
"We're broke at home, so how can we afford to send money to people abroad?"
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.
In a world of free enterprise, gender does not play a role in an individual’s ability to participate or prosper in the marketplace. In this ideal world, women have equal access to an education; they can acquire a loan and have the right to open their businesses of their choosing.
[Editor's Note: This topic is the theme of our International Women's Day Event on March 8 at the United Nations, titled "The Role of Business in Empowering Women" (tweetchat: #CSRwomen).