Presented by Global Women

When the words ‘like a girl’ are used to mean something bad, it is profoundly disempowering.

In most parts of the world, women are still treated unequal to men and this has a huge impact on the global economy.

Did you know that globally the gender pay gap is real and persistent, with on average women earning 24 percent less than men?

According to a recent report by McKinsey Global Institute as much as $28 trillion, or 26 perfect, could be added to global annual GDB by 2025 if women participated in the labour force at the same rate as men?

How do entrenched biases, like the negative use of expressions ‘like a girl’ contribute to this inequality?

To explore these questions in depth, we teamed up with 9 executives from New Zealand’s most influential female leadership network, Global Women, to discuss how changing the connotations with doing anything like a girl, could improve societal and economic growth for the benefit of everyone.

 

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