What People Are Saying

Professor Scott shines a light on women’s essential and often invisible contributions to our global economy—while combining insight, analysis, and interdisciplinary data to make a compelling and actionable case for unleashing women’s economic power.

- Melinda Gates, Philanthropist and Co-Founder, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

In the Double X Economy, Linda Scott lays the groundwork for how the global community can create a future where economic inequality is no longer an obstacle for women. Linda’s ability to breakdown the economic barriers facing women and provide tangible solutions for multinational corporations, national governments, and individuals is remarkable.  This book is the practical rallying cry we need to address the most significant challenge of this century and a great resource for anyone fighting for women’s equality

- Laurie Adams, CEO, Women for Women International

Linda Scott has done a great service to women (and men) as she outlines how, by empowering women economically, countries can accelerate their growth and enhance the well being of citizens. The Double X Economy is a tour de monde of the barriers holding women back and the potential that women can have. Her book skewers myth upon myth about patriarchy, male dominance, and women's historic roles in society. The Double X Economy is a logical and fascinating read with research that is accessible and that can be used by anyone who wants to show, unerringly, that women are as valuable to economies and societies as men--if only given equal chance to succeed

- Laura Liswood, Secretary-General, The Council of Women World Leaders

The Double X Economy is a powerful presentation on the costs of gender inequality for all of society. 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. As Linda Scott shows, this is the  great imperative of our time.

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

Linda Scott brings a powerful blend of absolute commitment to gender equality, deep expertise in the economic forces at play and unique hands-on experience in countries across the world to The Double X Economy. This book helps you see in new ways how we can all work together to advance societies, provide equal opportunities and, as she puts it, end “some of the world’s most tragic problems.”


- Josh Levs, author of All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families, and Businesses—And How We Can Fix It Together

A pathbreaking contribution! 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 Equality Revolution 

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-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General, Executive Director of UN Women