WSM is currently preparing its next five year programme, and for the first time, all results to achieve will have to specify how many women will be included. Let us set ambitious but realistic goals!

Nearly a quarter of a billion more women are in the global workforce today than a decade ago. In several countries, more women are now going to university than men but – crucially – this is not necessarily translating into more women occupying skilled roles or leadership positions.

Women are only now earning the amount that men did in 2006: a global average of just over €10,400 compared with €19,200) paid to men. The gender pay gap is worse for mothers, and it only grows with age. At the current rate the gender gap is closing, women will get equal pay… in 118 years!