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The Double X Economy

The Double X Economy

ISBN
9780571337569
Published
02/07/2020
9780571337569
Format
Hardback
Price
£18.99
Paperback
384

About the Book

'A compelling and actionable case for unleashing women’s economic power' Melinda Gates

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Modern slavery is 71% female.

80% of the earth's farmable surface is owned by men.

UK women lose £140 billion a year in wages to the gender pay gap - the equivalent of £10,000 each.

WHEN WE FAIL WOMEN, WE ALL LOSE

Allowing women farmers the same resources as men would reduce the number of chronically hungry by up to 150 million.

Giving female entrepreneurs in Britain equal access to capital would add £250 billion to the economy.

The global economy's wealth would be £160 trillion higher if the gender pay gap were closed.

WHEN WE EMPOWER WOMEN, WE ALL WIN

IT'S TIME TO UNLOCK THE POWER OF THE DOUBLE X ECONOMY

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The Double X Economy describes both the shocking gender inequalities built into the global economy, and the collective power of women that could be harnessed to turn these around and combat humankind's most pressing problems. Promoting women's economic empowerment will dramatically boost social, financial and environmental conditions for everybody around the world. Provocative, accessible and game-changing, The Double X Economy is at once an expert analysis and an urgent call to action.

ARE YOU READY?

'A compelling and actionable case for unleashing women’s economic power' Melinda Gates***Modern slavery is 71% female.80% of the earth's farmable surface is owned by men.UK women lose £140 billion a year in wages to the gender pay gap - the equivalent of £10,000 each.WHEN WE FAIL WOMEN, WE ALL LOSEAllowing women farmers the same resources as men would reduce the number of chronically hungry by up to 150 million.Giving female entrepreneurs in Britain equal access to capital would add £250 billion to the economy.The global economy's wealth would be £160 trillion higher if the gender pay gap were closed.WHEN WE EMPOWER WOMEN, WE ALL WINIT'S TIME TO UNLOCK THE POWER OF THE DOUBLE X ECONOMY***The Double X Economy describes both the shocking gender inequalities built into the global economy, and the collective power of women that could be harnessed to turn these around and combat humankind's most pressing problems. Promoting women's economic empowerment will dramatically boost social, financial and environmental conditions for everybody around the world. Provocative, accessible and game-changing, The Double X Economy is at once an expert analysis and an urgent call to action.ARE YOU READY?
  • Professor Linda Scott

    Linda Scott is an internationally renowned expert on women's economic development, and Emeritus DP World Professor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford. She is founder of the Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy, which brings together leaders from across sectors; and founder and senior advisor of the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment, a consortium of major multinationals working to empower women in developing countries. She was formerly Senior Consulting Fellow at Chatham House, and a frequent consultant to the World Bank Group on gender economics. Linda Scott’s work has been covered by The Economist, BBC, New York TimesGuardian and Financial Times, and Prospect magazine has twice listed her among their Top 25 global thinkers. 

    @ProfLindaScott

“Linda Scott shines a light on women’s essential and often invisible contributions to our global economy – while combining insight, analysis and interdisciplinary data to make a compelling and actionable case for unleashing women’s economic power.”
- Melinda Gates (author of The Moment How Empowering Women of Lift: Changes the World)
““A passionate and timely study … like Virginia Woolf before her, Scott identifies female economic empowerment as the key to liberation … Above all, Scott is practical and pragmatic … The Double X Economy [is] a breath of fresh, if infuriating, air. In a world where so many of us stick safely to criticising the status quo, it’s heartening to read someone willing to offer viable solutions.””
- Caroline Criado-Perez, Observer