Women across the globe have been disproportionately impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Making up the lost ground, much less permanently leveling the playing field, will take time.
Yet waiting for time alone to dismantle the systemic barriers that make women more vulnerable in crisis and their leadership climb steeper is hardly an option. Not when the World Economic Forum estimates it will take at least 250 years to achieve parity and not when we know that when more women are seated at decision-making tables, better decisions are made for the benefit of everyone. Men included.
Clearly it will require much more than time. It will take a concentrated effort on the part of policymakers and corporate power-brokers. And it will take courage… on the part of women and the men who champion them.
The good news: each of us can play our part.
Given the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is #ChooseToChallenge, here are three ways we can do just that.
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