Recent years have seen a surge in investing with social and environmental impact in mind, including across emerging markets. One aspect of social impact investing concerns the role of women in the economy – or Womenomics. To assess how investing based on Womenomics can impact investment returns, Goldman Sachs Research constructed a Womenomics Index across emerging markets sovereign debt based on five factors: education, labour, agency, women in power and health.
Three leading voices in the “femtech” space—Ann Roberts of Flo Health, Lea von Bidder of Ava and Dr. Peter Kecskemethy of Kheiron Medical—join Goldman Sachs’ Antonia Riera and Allison Nathan to discuss the convergence of technology and healthcare to advance women’s health.
How did women entrepreneurs fare during the pandemic? Goldman Sachs’ Asahi Pompey, Global Head of Corporate Engagement, and Candice Tse, U.S. Head of Market Strategy in Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Strategic Advisory Solutions team, discuss the findings from a new report on this topic in Exchanges at Goldman Sachs.
In Europe there are some tantalising signs of progress on women’s contribution to the economy: most notably, participation rates for women in the workforce have risen dramatically and continue to move up. In many European countries they are now above rates in the US.
The Australian economy has benefited from a marked increase in female participation over the past decade. Still, a considerable gender gap persists. GS Research estimates that closing the gap between male and female employment rates would boost the level of Australian GDP by up to 8%. Read Report
The latest gender pay gap analysis from the Global Markets Institute reveals that the unexplainable share of the wage gap has increased — a sign there’s more work to be done. Read Report
In 1999, Goldman Sachs Research Strategist Kathy Matsui published a seminal research report on “Womenomics,” exploring how much Japan’s GDP could grow if more women were in the labor force. Now 20 years later, Matsui reflects on the progress that’s been made and where the challenges remain. Watch Video
Saadia Zahidi, author of Fifty Million Rising, discusses the “quiet revolution” of Muslim women entering the workforce, and the cultural and economic shifts it is causing throughout the Muslim world. Watch Video
It’s been 20 years since Chief Japan Strategist Kathy Matsui and her team at Goldman Sachs Research published their first “Womenomics” report on the link between Japan’s gender employment gap and GDP. With the publication of Womenomics 5.0, we check in on how the thesis has played out. Read More
Brig. Gen. Jeannie M. Leavitt discusses being the first female fighter pilot in the US Air Force and her efforts to create a more balanced and diverse military to confront the challenges of a shifting international security landscape. Watch Video
Women's labor force participation in the US–which lags most other advanced economies–hit a 5-year high in December. Can the momentum continue? Goldman Sachs Research weighs in. Read Report