Christine Lagarde on how to execute on gender equality

Ideas on how firms and governments should deliver on their commitment to gender parity. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF.   By Santiago Gutiérrez “Women’s economic empowerment is both a game changer and a no brainer,” said Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, at the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC, in Lima, Peru. Most countries publicly declare their interest in accelerating economic growth and fostering inclusive growth, but their actions seem to have limited effects to say the least. As an example, only 20 percent of the members of parliaments in the world are women.  A wide gap in pay and labor participation between men and women attests to feeble policy execution practices, and […]