What types of laws and institutions are most important to women’s political participation? When are quotas for women appropriate? How do women in positions of political or economic power benefit their communities?
In the latest Economic Reform Feature Service article, Stephenie Foster addresses these questions and more, focusing on the impact that women can have in leadership roles. Drawing on her 25 years of experience as a tireless advocate for women’s empowerment, Foster discusses why it is important for women to take on leadership roles in politics, business, and civil society, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of different strategies for increasing women’s political and economic participation.
Article at a glance:
- When women are in key positions of leadership, they help institutions succeed. In the same way, powerful women can help their communities thrive.
- By participating in networks, both those they create and those created by others, women can strengthen their businesses or pursue effective advocacy programs.
- Diversity initiatives, quotas, and other programs can be useful tools to increase women’s participation in business and politics.