A look at the Global Gender Gap report

Gender inequality is not an issue that only affects women and when half of the human population is denied their full potential, the world as a whole is at an enormous disadvantage.

Despite an increase in awareness about issues affecting women, progress on this front continues to stall.

The Global Gender Gap Index measures differences between men and women in four key areas: health, education, economics, and politics.

READ: Women more positive about their work prospects but gender pay gap persists

According to the World Economic Forum's analysis of 144 countries, women around the world experience a gap in pay, and with the current rate of progress, the United Nations estimates it will take another 100 years to close the gap.

Speaking to Africa Melane, CEO and Co-Founder of Iris AI (Artificial Intelligence) Anita Schjoll Brede says there is a number of interesting trends and initiatives that are happening right now.

That should and could have the power to make some kind of change, for example, the fact that there are platforms now like when you speak about the workforce, not every woman is able to work or has that capability but in terms of the opportunities, she is given in her local region.

Anita Schjoll Brede, CEO and Co-Founder of Iris AI

But the trend that the contingent workforce or working remotely is working up opportunities for a lot of women who normally would not be able to get a job in her local region can now jump on a computer and connect to the internet.

Anita Schjoll Brede, CEO and Co-Founder of Iris AI

Listen below to the full interview about the Global Gender Gap...


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