Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020: shining a light on women rocking international business

05.03.2020 Lisa McAuley
Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020: shining a light on women rocking international business
In advance of International Women’s Day on the 8th March, the GTPA is today pleased to build on the campaign we launched last year to shine a light on the women who rock international trade. Last year we focused on women working within international trade from the perspective of working within global trade as a professional. In 2020, our campaign will focus on highlighting women rocking international business, from business owners to CEOs to those working within different business functions supporting business development and growth.

In the face of aging populations and shrinking labour forces, women represent a vast and largely untapped resource when it comes to increasing employment and productivity, as well as addressing skills shortages.

  • In developed countries like the UK, equalising women’s employment and productivity to that of men’s levels has the potential to increase gross domestic product by 35%, resulting in a £600 billion boost to the UK’s economy. Putting this into perspective, this equals around one-third of the UK’s national debt.
  • In Japan, increasing the level of women’s labour force participation to Northern European levels could increase GDP growth by around 0.4%.
  • Canada could see the same increase in productivity growth by increasing employment of more highly educated women.
  • In Latin America, if female labour force participation were increased to the 60% that Nordic countries average, GDP per capita could be around 10% higher.

“Greater female inclusion in economic activities can drive economic diversification. Closing gender gaps in education expands pools of human capital, an essential ingredient for technology adoption and innovation, while increasing an economy’s ability to create and execute ideas.” – said Lisa McAuley, CEO of Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA)

To highlight the importance of Women in International Business this campaign will profile women entrepreneurs, business leaders as well as women working in global trade and will lift awareness of international businesses around the world.

The GTPA is now encouraging women international business leaders to get engaged by either posting a profile directly and using the #WomeninIB and #IWD2020 and copy in @GTPAlliance.

Fill in the form below to submit your profile or the profile of someone you know who is rocking international business.

Alternatively, we encourage you to send nominees to the GTPA at info@gtpalliance.com with a more detailed profile and addressing the questions below.

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