Where’s the women’s workforce participation conversation this election?
Politicians tend to have short memories so here’s a reminder: In late 2014, member nations of the G20 committed to a 25% reduction in the workforce participation gender gap by 2025.
That target would help bring 100 million women into the workforce, ultimately contributing to significant global economic growth.
Back then, former prime minister Tony Abbott didn’t seem super confident. Labeling it a “clear aspiration”, he said it would be an “extraordinary achievement if we can deliver on this.”
He was right to be a little pessimistic, despite the fact we’re now seeing more women in the workforce than ever before.
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