Will You See Economic Gender Parity in Your Lifetime?

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When will we see gender parity in the workforce?

Not in your lifetime.

The World Economic Forum’s 2020 Global Gender Gap Report said it will take 257 years to achieve gender parity in economic participation.

Since 2006, the forum has been measuring the gender gap.

On Thursday, world leaders discussed on 'Getting to 50-50 Gender Parity' at World Economic Forum being held in Davos, Switzerland.

All eyes were set on Finland's prime minister Sanna Marin because of her age and gender. 

Marin, 34, the world's youngest prime minister, said, "We all have to fight each and every day for equality...it's very important for everyone to step in."

"It's not somebody else's job. This is why I got into politics because I realized that thing's just don't happen by itself," she added.

UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka echoed Marin’s view.

"75% of men make laws for all of us in the world. It's too much," she said.

"... so we have to fight. Parity is parity. If it's not parity, it's not the real thing," she added.

It's not only in politics where women are far behind in terms of representation, it's also the same in businesses.

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