How to improve economic growth? Empower women

A high-level panel event at the 2018 United Nations General Assembly discussed the importance of gender equality to the world economy. Empowering women, the panelists said, would contribute 28 trillion dollars to the world economy over the next seven years.

At this event, the five 2018 WE Empower UN SDG Challenge awardees were honored for their ongoing entreprenurial commitments to gender equality and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more about the event in "Gender inequality costs trillions to the world," an article by the Council of Women World Leaders.