“In face of a weak recovery, government and business must make two sets of efforts: targeted policies to support women’s return to the workforce and women’s talent development in the industries of the future,” she said. “Otherwise, we risk eroding the gains of the last decades permanently and losing out on the future economic returns of diversity.”
The report, now in its 16th year, aims to track shocks to the labor market that can impact the gender gap.
This story has been updated to show that the U.S. is No. 27 in the report, not No. 10.