Healthy Women, Healthy Economies


Our Vision

We know that health is more than treatment. That is why our company is the founding private sector partner of Healthy Women, Healthy Economies (HWHE) a global initiative that brings together governments, the private sector and other stakeholders to address women’s health so women – and by extension their families – can join, thrive, rise in their communities, and live better lives.

According to the International Labor Organization, 865 million women globally are not reaching their full potential to contribute to their national economies due to preventable causes1. Research tells us that if women participated in paid work at the same level as men, their economic power could add as much as 28 trillion USD to the annual global GDP2.

Forming meaningful collaborations

To address this challenge, Healthy Women, Healthy Economies looks at traditional healthcare access issues as well as broader topics such as work-life integration.

Together with our Embracing Carers initiative, we’re examining the unique impacts of balancing work and caregiving responsibilities on women and their economic participation and success in the workforce.

We see the bigger picture of how health and prosperity are intertwined for women, and we are committed to doing our part through generating research and forming meaningful collaborations to advocate for change.

CONTACT THE HEALTHY WOMEN, HEALTHY ECONOMIES TEAM

Footnotes

1Women, Work and the Economy: Macroeconomic Gains from Gender Equity, IMF, pg. 4, September 2013: http://bit.ly/1eZUmXc

2The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth, McKinsey & Co., September 2015: http://bit.ly/20ZkOK4  

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