The importance of empowering women in supply chains. Women's empowerment is a critical aspect of achieving gender equality.

Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment “I am very happy. Since its creation 70 years ago, the UN has achieved important results in advancing gender equality, from the establishment of the Commission on the Status of Women - the main global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women - through the adoption of various landmark agreements such as the Convention on the … Economies grow faster when gender equality is advanced; less people remain in poverty, and overall well-being increases. IDH has seen throughout the years that gender equality is a catalyzer for economy growth. Gender equality means that men and women have equal power and equal opportunities for financial independence, education, and personal development. For the last five years we have been implementing initiatives to increase women’s access to resources, their position in leadership roles and women’s workplace safety around the globe and are seeing results in different industries. My father, my mother, my uncles, and the whole family is happy that I have become a big business woman,” says Doaa. Ta rgeting gender equality and women’s economic empowerment is not only important from the perspective of realizing women’s rights but is also smart economics.