The Rockefeller Foundation sees gender equality as more than just a human right, but as an economic and development imperative. Only by making explicit the strong connection between pervasive cultural gender norms and gender inequalities, will we be able to achieve fully workable, equitable solutions to many of the world’s most pressing problems. To that end, we apply a gender lens to all work, including climate resilience and agriculture, while supporting women as agents of change.
What will it take to close the gender gap?
“Leaning in” is only part of the prescription—women must also “reach out” and…, President, The Rockefeller Foundation, 2005 – 2017 President Emerita, University of Pennsylvania