In honor of the UN International Women’s Day, we asked four of the Center’s senior fellows and to consider how globalization, technology, automation and the shifting nature of work are affecting women across the globe.
Globalization is a bad word in some circles today. “Its swirling influences over worldwide connections through trade, technology and communications,” writes Yale Global, are seen as “a culprit behind growing inequality.” More losers than winners, in other words.
Yet on the other side of that globalization coin sits a set of winners that few consider: women.
“Anti-globalization efforts would cause developed nations to turn inward,” says Linda Scott, the Center’s senior fellow and Emeritus DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford and leading authority on women’s economic empowerment. “Since the efforts of the developed nations have been key to supporting women’s economic empowerment in the developing nations, this inward-turning trend would have significant negative implications.”