Women Thriving in the New Economy

By Regina Hoo

January 2019 FEATURE
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The Women in Economy Conference strives to build a sustainable economy for the women in Penang.
What are the benefits of closing the gender gap in economic participation? For a start, the world as a whole could increase its GDP by US$5.3tril by 2025 – if the gender gap is reduced by 25% over the same period.1Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Wan Azizah Wan Ismail delivering her keynote address.Despite women making up half the world’s population, the world Labour Force Participation Rate (LFPR) for women in 2017 stood only at 48.7% against 75.2% of men. Closer...

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Regina Hoo

is the deputy editor of Penang Monthly.