2018 Think-20 Task Force on Gender Economic Equity: From Inception to Summit



As the 2018 Argentine Presidency of the G20 draws to a close, this post looks back at some of the highlights from the work of the 2018 Think-20 Engagement Group’s Task Force on Gender Economic Equity (GEE). There has been significant convergence on key focus areas and recommendations for action on gender economic equity across the G7-G20 and the relevant engagement groups including the T20 and W20.

CONVERSATION WITH MARGO THOMAS – St. Aidan’s College, Durham University (Durham, United Kingdom – November 2018)


My presentation on ‘Women’s Economic Empowerment and The Costs of Inequity’ was hosted and co-sponsored by Dr. Susan Frenk, Principal of St Aidan’s College at Durham University in partnership with Societal Innovation and Enterprise Forum, (SIEF) Durham University. Approximately 50 participants representing academia, private sector and policy makers attended and actively engaged in discussion following the presentation. [...]



The 2018 Women's Forum reflected on some of the global challenges still faced by women, as part of a wider commitment to "leave no one behind" in the Commonwealth journey to achieving gender equality by 2030. Several members of the WEI team participated, including Dinah Bennett, Nicole Pitter-Patterson, Margo Thomas, and Noreen Cesario. I participated [...]

One Scotland – Provocation Piece: The Time for Gender Economic Equity is Now!


One Scotland - Provocation Piece: The Time for Gender Economic Equity is Now! “Globally, over 2.7 billion women are legally restricted from having the same choice of jobs as men.”[1] In January 2018, the World Economic Campaign launched its Davos 2018 campaign with an article proclaiming “Why 2018 must be the year for women to [...]

The Work of the Think20 Task Force on Gender Economic Equity Begins


The Work of the Think20 Task Force on Gender Economic Equity has begun in Argentina, with the Think 20 Inception Workshop in Buenos Aires, Argentina. I am honored to co-chair this Task Force with Gala Díaz Langou, Director of Social Programs, CIPPEC.

Women Who Inspire Me – July 2017



Kudos to the founder - Carol Cooke, and women entrepreneurs engaged in the Barefoot in Business initiative – taking the work of the UNSG High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment forward! This is an impressive undertaking designed to mobilize investment in and provide a marketplace for products produced by women in Uganda [...]

Smart and Fair: Recognizing Women’s Role in Our Economic Future


In July 2017, I participated in the very lively debates and discussions during the Chatham House International Policy Forum. This Forum brought together a diverse group of participants for a constructive dialogue to explore innovative gender-inclusive policy ideas for the G20. On the first day of the Forum, my particular contribution was to provide an overview [...]