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).