Linda Scott

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Linda Scott is Emeritus DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford, and Senior Consulting Fellow to Chatham House, the Royal Institute for International Affairs. She founded, and is now Senior Adviser to, the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment and founded DoubleXEconomy LLC, a consulting firm specializing in women’s economic empowerment. Scott works with multinational corporations, international agencies, national governments, and global NGOs designing and testing programs to better include women in the world economy.

Professor Scott was selected as one of the Top 25 Global Thinkers by Prospect magazine in 2015. Linda is best known for her concept of the Double X Economy, a perspective that describes the global economy of women not just as consumers or workers, but as investors, donors, and entrepreneurs. The Double X Economy concept was also featured by a special Financial Times video series called, “Thinking Big” in January 2014.  Professor Scott also founded The Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy.

Many other world press vehicles, from The Economist to BBC, have covered Linda’s research. In addition to her own blog, The Double X Economy, Scott has blogged for the World Economic Forum, Forbes, and Bloomberg on gender issues. She has written a book called The Double X Economy, which will be published in 2020 by Farrar Straus & Giroux in the US and Faber & Faber in the UK.