The IGC is celebrating its 10-year anniversary by showcasing our most transformational growth ideas from the past decade. Running until December 2019, each week will focus on a key component of economic growth. This week focuses on women’s economic empowerment.

Increasing the number of working women can offer significant social and economic benefits globally, but social norms, as well as actual laws, keep women out of the workforce. The IGC’s extensive research in this area shows how better access to education, finance, and transportation can help increase women’s independence and participation in the labour force.