American women who are married by age 30 earn an average of $18,000 less than those who marry later.
Men in more countries are devoting more time to child care and housework.
While women dominate senior political roles, CEO roles and corporate boards, there are arguably many more powerful women and inspiring role models around the world, like 3-year German Chancellor Angela Merkel, teenage Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai.
Women are coming to expect a true understanding of their needs, rather than the cliche pink coating over products, services and messages directed to them. Brands that empower women must offer more than lip service.
Men will need an increasingly want to play a significant role in women’s progress. #HeForShe
It’s becoming clearer that women tend to define success, power, achievement differently from men, usually horizontally, like influence among other women, rather than vertically, like title.
Girls growing up in today’s atmosphere of empowerment will have the tools, mindset and networks to push change further and faster than previous generations. Be ready to foster them to remain competitive.