This disproportion has a huge impact, economically, politically and socially. It can prevent women and girls from enjoying their rights on an equal basis with men and reduces their earning power. It is a major barrier to equality – and it is bad for men and boys too, as stereotypes can mean they miss out on the benefits of caregiving.
But the business aspects are less well known. As a result of our pioneering WE-Care partnership with Oxfam, we've published a joint business briefing that explores the way that individual businesses could benefit beyond the US$28 trillion that could be unlocked globally by 2025 by women's equal participation in the economy, as the McKinsey Global Institute estimates. If you're in business, this briefing is meant for you.