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The Double X Economy

The Double X Economy

The Epic Potential of Women's Empowerment

by Linda Scott
Paperback
Publication Date: 20/07/2021
  $31.50

Finalist for the 2020 Royal Science Society Book Prize and Longlisted for the 2020Financial Times& McKinsey Business Book of the Year

"Linda Scott shines a light on women's essential and often invisible contributions to our global economy--while combining insight, analysis, and interdisciplinary data to make a compelling and actionable case for unleashing women's economic power." --Melinda Gates, author ofThe Moment of Lift:How Empowering Women Changes the World


A leading thinker's groundbreaking examination of women's economic empowerment

Linda Scott coined the phrase "Double X Economy" to address the systemic exclusion of women from the world financial order. InThe Double X Economy, Scott argues on the strength of hard data and on-the-ground experience that removing those barriers to women's success is a win for everyone, regardless of gender. Scott opens our eyes to the myriad economic injustices that constrain women throughout the world: fathers buying and selling daughters against their will; husbands burning brides whose dowries have been spent; men appropriating women's earnings and widows' land; banks discriminating against women applying for loans; corporations paying women less than men; men treating women as their intellectual inferiors due to primitive notions of female brain development; governments depriving women of affordable childcare; and so much more.

As Scott takes us from the streets of Accra, where sex trafficking is widespread, to American business schools, where women are routinely patronized, the pervasiveness of the Double X Economy becomes glaringly obvious. But Scott believes that this rampant problem can be solved. She proposes concrete actions and urges her readers to rise up and join the global movement for women's economic empowerment that is gaining momentum by the day.

ISBN:
9781250798558
9781250798558
Category:
Business & management
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20-07-2021
Language:
English
Publisher:
Picador
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
220.73x139.7mm
Weight:
0.01kg

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