Gender equality could mean adding trillions to the economy both in the U.S. and worldwide. Here’s what’s holding us back.
Advancing women’s equality could add $12 trillion to the global GDP by 2025. Here in the U.S., it’s between a $2.1 trillion and $4.3 trillion addition to the country’s GDP in the next decade. If every state and city made progress toward gender parity, they could add at least 5% to their own economies. Half of U.S. states can add more than 10%.