Welcome to our weekly digest of stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics – from the World Economic Forum.
Carrie Lam sworn in as Hong Kong’s first female leader. (New York Times)
We-fi: $1 billion pledged for women entrepreneurship initiative. (World Bank)
How to spend foreign aid like a feminist. (The Conversation)
If you can’t retain women, don’t recruit them. (Wired)
Squash sexism at work. (World Economic Forum)
Potential mentors are mostly white and male. (The Atlantic)
Young black girls face ‘adultification’. (NPR)
Half of women who graduate with top MBAs will leave full-time work within 10 years. (Quartz)
Start-ups out to save Indian women from the horrors of public toilets. (Quartz)
800 women and girls die every day from maternal causes. (Huffington Post)
Cambodian women married without their consent share their horror stories in court. (Quartz)
Speed Sisters: Palestine’s all-female racing car team. (Al Jazeera)
How women won the fight for equal prize money at Wimbledon. (World Economic Forum)
Chart of the week: The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage
Child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030. Ending child marriage would have a large positive effect on the educational attainment of girls and their children and increase women’s expected earnings and household welfare.
Source: Economic Impacts of Child Marriage.
Quote of the week
Co-Chair, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
International Center for Research on Women