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$4.5 trillion opportunity in Asian gender inclusivity

  • Camille Levy

Singapore   /   Thu, March 12 2020   /  01:49 am

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, I am excited to join a growing pool of women leaders in Asia who are elevating the conversation of this year’s United Nations Women’s theme: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights.The year 2020 will be pivotal for many sectors — energy, technology, health care — but underlying the growth of these will be women’s advancement, a quiet but powerful issue which is a driving force in unlocking Asia Pacific's key economic opportunities.To understand the opportunity, it is perhaps useful to first understand the human capital demands that our region’s growth will put on our businesses in the upcoming years. Leaders in private sector and government have acknowledged that there will be big gaps in talent and workforce, which technology and increased worker productivity alone will not be able to overcome (AmCham Singapore, 2019)...