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The Stack Reads - The Double X Economy - Chapter 8

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Wed 18 Aug 2112:00 - 12:30 UTC



About Event Every Wednesday at 1.15pm we gather to discuss a chapter of The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Empowering Women by Professor Linda Scott. Please read each chapter and share your thoughts and feelings. If you haven't read the book, don't worry! Just come along and listen! Shortlisted for the Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize 2020 and Longlisted for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2020 Modern slavery is 71% female. 80% of the earth's farmable surface is owned by men. UK women lose GBP140 billion a year in wages to the gender pay gap - the equivalent of GBP10,000 each. WHEN WE FAIL WOMEN, WE ALL LOSE Allowing women farmers the same resources as men would reduce the number of chronically hungry by up to 150 million. Giving woman entrepreneurs in Britain equal access to capital would add GBP250 billion to the economy. The global economy's wealth would be GBP160 trillion higher if the gender pay gap were closed. WHEN WE EMPOWER WOMEN, WE ALL WIN IT'S TIME TO UNLOCK THE POWER OF THE DOUBLE X ECONOMY The Double X Economy describes both the shocking gender inequalities built into the global economy, and the collective power of women that could be harnessed to turn these around and combat humankind's most pressing problems. Promoting women's economic empowerment will dramatically boost social, financial and environmental conditions for everybody around the world. Provocative, accessible and game-changing, The Double X Economy is at once an expert analysis and an urgent call to action. ARE YOU READY? About Host Hosted by The Stack Founder, Sharmadean Reid and Executive Director of UN Women UK, Claire Barnett, we will discuss some key concepts in the book and open the floor to Member comments. Agenda Each week, we'll discuss a chapter of The Double X Economy, with a discussion hosted by Sharmadean and Claire. What To Bring Please purchase the book from your local bookseller ahead of the session