A leading thinker's groundbreaking examination of women's economic empowerment

"Linda Scott makes a strong evidence-based case — interspersed with compelling real life examples from around the globe — for women’s economic empowerment. If we want to grow economies and inclusive prosperity long into the future, there is a solution staring us in the face: unleash the power of women’s full economic participation."

- Melanne Verveer, First U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues and Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Pece, and Security, Georgetown University

"THE DOUBLE X ECONOMY is a thought-provoking, 

data-rich argument for what society and world

economies sacrifice by excluding women.

This is a crucial book on a crucial subject."

- Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-NgcukaUnder-Secretary-General, Executive Director of UN Women

"Linda Scott provides powerful evidence on the need for action to end women’s economic exclusion and to positively reshape the economies of the world."
- Michael Kaufman, author of The Time Has Come: Why Men Must Join the Gender Revolution

"If, in the aggregate, women are more qualified but not getting promoted, then widespread sex discrimination must be happening, and happening consistently."


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About Linda

Linda Scott is the Emeritus DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oxford and a Senior Consulting Fellow at the Royal Institute for International Affairs. She founded, and is now Senior Adviser to, the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment and was selected as one of the top 25 Global Thinkers by Prospect (U.K.) in in 2015. Scott works with multinational corporations, international agencies, national governments, and global NGOs designing and testing programs to better include women in the world economy.


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