Today, the World Economic Forum publishes our Global Gender Gap 2015 report, measuring how 145 countries around the world are faring at creating an equal society. Below are ten perspectives from our constituents on how to level the playing field, and why it’s so important that we do so.

1. Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University:

2. Carlos Ghosn, Chairman, Renault-Nissan Alliance:

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3. Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker:

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4. Sheryl Sandberg, COO and Member of the Board, Facebook:

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5. Tian Wei, CCTV News:

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6. Njideka Harry, President and Chief Executive Officer, Youth for Technology Foundation:

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7. Harjit Gill, CEO, ASEAN and Pacific, Royal Philips:

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8. Carolina Borbon Parma, United Nations Relief and Works, Agency for Palestine Refugees:

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9. Angelica Fuentes, President, Angelica Fuentes Foundation:

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10. Ida Auken, Member of the Danish Parliament:

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Author: Jenny Soffel is Website Editor at the World Economic Forum

Image: Sheryl Sandberg, COO and Member of the Board, Facebook, gives a statement during the session ‘Women in Economic Decision-making’ at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. swiss-image.ch/Photo Michael Wuertenberg