Social inclusion is at the top of the agenda in Davos, Switzerland, this week, where the question of the role equality plays in driving growth is being asked at every given opportunity. However, of those asking that question, an important voice is missing: women’s.
The portion of female participants at the World Economic Forum meeting is at the stunningly low level of 17% . Davos is both a victim and an indicator of its surrounding reality…
Full gender equality is a prerequisite to societal progress and well-being. It rests on a central pivot – the fundamental principle of unity – that humanity is, in essence, a family, with each of us – whether male or female – as equal members. As such, lasting change will only occur if an unshakeable consciousness grows, resulting in the fundamental transformation in all our attitudes and values, including our governing and consultative institutions.