Which policies will best maximize women’s full economic potential?
- Competent, affordable childcare
- Education, STEAM
- Employment and earnings
- Family-friendly policies
- Support for pregnant & nursing moms
- Tax/financial policies
- Women in leadership
- Women-owned businesses
- Domestic & intimate partner violence
- Human trafficking
- Sexual assault on campus, in the military, in prisons
- Sexual exploitation online, in the media
- Sexual harrassment & rape
- Access to health care services
- Affordable health insurance
- Maternal and infant health
- Reproductive health
- Treatment and prevention of cancers and diseases
An initiative of the mayor’s office, the Contract Financing Loan Fund was launched by NYC Department of Small Business Services which allows minority- and women-owned businesses to apply for low-interest contract financing loans of up to $500K with interest rates capped at 3%. Despite their trillions in contribution to U.S. economy, women-owned businesses receive only 16% of conventional small business loans and 17% of SBA loans.
The Global Gender Gap Index was first introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 as a framework for capturing the magnitude of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress over time. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, education, health and political criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups. The rankings are designed to create global awareness of the challenges posed by gender gaps and the opportunities created by reducing them. The methodology and quantitative analysis behind the rankings are intended to serve as a basis for designing effective measures for reducing gender gaps.
View the grades of over 144 countries.