Linda Scott

Linda Scott is the author of The Double X Economy:  The Epic Potential of Women’s Empowerment, as well as Emeritus DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford.  She is founder of the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment—a group comprised of Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, Marks & Spencer, Mastercard, Mondelēz, Procter & Gamble, pwc, Qualcomm, UPS, and Walmart—and was Senior Consulting Fellow at Chatham House, the Royal Institute for International Affairs.  

For fifteen years, Professor Scott has worked with multinational corporations, international agencies, national governments, and global NGOs to design, implement, and test programs to better include women in the world economy. She is currently a consultant to the World Bank on gender inequality and economics.  She is also a visiting professor at Brown University where she teaches “Gender, Economics, and Entrepreneurship.”

Professor Scott’s book describes the global women’s economy, the negative impact that gender inequality has all over the world, and the important improvements in human wellbeing that would result from lifting the restrictions on women.  The book has been listed for the Guardian’s Best Science Books of 2020, the Royal Society’s Best Science Book of 2020, the Financial Times/McKinsey & Company Best Business Books of 2020, the New Statesman’s Books to Read in 2020, and by the Chicago Council of Global Affairs’ “Nine Books to Read to Prepare for the World After COVID-19.”

The Double X Economy is currently being translated into 11 languages for release in 42 countries. 

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