NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE:
Referred to as the “third billion,” nearly one billion women will enter the global economy for the first time during the coming decade, and they’ll change the way the world works.
That’s according to DeAnne Aguirre of Fortune who explains that these women will affect the economy as significantly as the billion-plus populations of China and India have previously. DeAnne explains,
“To date, these women have lacked the fundamental requirements needed to contribute to their national economies. They either haven’t had the necessary education and training to work, or — more frequently — they simply couldn’t, because of legal, familial, logistical, or financial issues. Of the roughly 865 million women who will be of working age (between the ages of 20 and 65) by 2020, according to the International Labour Organization, 812 million live in emerging and developing nations.”
Get the details: How one billion women will shake the business world via management.fortune.cnn.com