7 Making Women’s Power Visible

This chapter helps you stand up and speak out on women’s needs and, even more important, women’s power as a basis for economic growth and societal change. Use a gender lens and urge others to listen to women before they act. Amplifying women’s voices creates a balance—usually we only hear men’s views. Use sound research from independent sources to make the case for women-led answers.

Whether we like it or not, accountability for changing the status quo rests with women and the men who share our values. At least for the time being, we are missing the legal tools other societies have used to bring about balanced leadership. One thing we can do, though, is to bring women’s strengths front and center by spotlighting ...

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