A few years ago, it was not unusual for a young entrepreneur to dream of building a company and turning it into a billion-dollar business.
Now, there are more young entrepreneurs who are already on the path to becoming the world’s best business people, according to a report by the World Economic Forum.
The report also found that over the past five years, global job growth has outpaced growth in global inequality, which has also hit the poorest regions hardest.
The findings of the World Economics Forum, released on Wednesday, were published alongside the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Global Gender Gap Report.
“Global growth has been slowing down, but we are still seeing more and more of our jobs disappearing from the global economy,” World Economic Council Director for Policy and Management for the Asia Pacific, Rupa Khemka, said in a statement.
The study also found an “unprecedented” rise in global wage inequality.
In the report, which analysed data from the United Nations Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), there were almost 12,000 more women working in the top 1 per cent of earners in 2016 than there were in 1950.
The average annual income for women working below the poverty line in 2016 was $24,000.
“The rise in inequality has meant women in the developing world are working less than they did in the 1950s,” said Khemke.
“This is creating a very unequal workforce.
The world has lost more than 1.5 million jobs over the last decade, with women making up more than half of them.”
This report shows how we need to focus on women and girls in the labour market and in our communities.
We must continue to support them to become leaders in their fields, and ensure that they are empowered to grow into the jobs of the future.
“The report found that one of the fastest growing sectors in the global workforce is technology, which is estimated to have risen by 1.8 million jobs between 2015 and 2020.
“They are finding their place in the workforce and making an impact in all sectors of the economy.” “
More and more, women are increasingly joining the workforce in industries that traditionally have not been traditionally male dominated,” said UN Women President Amina Hassan.
“They are finding their place in the workforce and making an impact in all sectors of the economy.”
A growing number of young women in developing countries are joining the tech workforce, according the report.
While this could potentially create a positive effect on women in their home countries, it could also be detrimental for their health and wellbeing.
“Women in developing regions are the most vulnerable to health impacts from technology use,” said Dr. Astrid Buhl, Director of the Institute for Women’s Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
“It is critical that women are educated and empowered in this sector to take advantage of their opportunities to contribute to the global economic growth.”
The UN report also highlighted the importance of investing in women in these industries.
The economic benefits of women in technology, IT and business have not only helped the world economy grow, but also created jobs in some of the world´s poorest regions.
According to UN Women, in the last five years more than 500 million women have received jobs in the IT sector.
While women make up only 1.7 per cent in the world, they account for 17 per cent share of the total population.
“While technology is an increasingly important economic driver for the world in 2030, the impact is still far too small for most women,” said Buhlar.
“Technology and innovation are an important source of growth and innovation for women in particular.
We need to invest more in the economic development of women.”