Activist, Author, Thought Leader

"Data from the IMF shows that closing the gender gap between the workforce participation of men and women in the United States would increase the nation’s gross domestic product by 5%.”

"The Increase of working-age women with full-time jobs from 28.6% to 40.7% from 1979 to 2014, was responsible for $1.7 trillion in economic output → 11% of economy as a whole."

"Closing the gender wage gap could increase the economy by 3 to 4 percentage points."

"Immigrants make up 13% of US population, 16% of workforce, 14.7% of US economic output."

"In 1970, fewer than 1% of US marriages were interracial, by 2008, they were more than 15%."

"Men account for 83% of directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors for the 250 most profitable films in the US in 2014."

"Women own 89% of American bank accounts, 51% of personal wealth, about 80% of women are solely responsible for family’s financial decisions at some point."

"Film studio unit heads are 96% white, 61% male."

"Women control about 2/3rds of annual spending in the US."

"US ranks 10th in the world for board diversity."

Activist, Author, Thought Leader

"Data from the IMF shows that closing the gender gap between the workforce participation of men and women in the United States would increase the nation’s gross domestic product by 5%.”

"The Increase of working-age women with full-time jobs from 28.6% to 40.7% from 1979 to 2014, was responsible for $1.7 trillion in economic output → 11% of economy as a whole."

"Closing the gender wage gap could increase the economy by 3 to 4 percentage points."

"Immigrants make up 13% of US population, 16% of workforce, 14.7% of US economic output."

"In 1970, fewer than 1% of US marriages were interracial, by 2008, they were more than 15% ."

"Men account for 83% of directors, executive producers, writers, cinematographers, and editors for the 250 most profitable films in the US in 2014."

"Women own 89% of American bank accounts, 51% of personal wealth, about 80% of women are solely responsible for family’s financial decisions at some point."

"Film studio unit heads are 96% white, 61% male."

"Women control about 2/3rds of annual spending in the US."

"US ranks 10th in the world for board diversity."

ABOUT LAUREN

A writer, researcher and thought leader on diversity and women’s issues-in the workplace, in politics and in between, Lauren’s book Crossing The Thinnest Line (Hachette, Sept 2016) argues diversity is THE most under-leveraged economic asset in the United States.

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