Women’s networking event London

In August, the women of PwC’s Strategy&London hosted a women’s networking event at Savoy Court. The event aimed to celebrate the widely acclaimed research conducted by the Strategy& Middle East research team – “Women and the world of work in 2012”.

The evening commenced with a brief presentation by Mounira Jamjoon, one of the authors of the report, which highlighted the research approach and key findings. This was then followed by a short UK perspective provided by Laura Harnett, a senior woman working with Strategy& London.

Over 60 individuals attended from across industry, London Business School, and the Strategy& alumni network. We were also lucky enough to be joined by Sally Martin, Vice President HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) for Shell’s Global Downstream business, who was able to provide an insightful industry perspective on contemporary issues faced by women in today’s workplace. After the presentations, the Q&A session and post-presentation dri

The women of Strategy& would like to thank all those who attended the event and helped make it such a success. We aim to hold similar events in the future and very much look forward to meeting both new and old faces at these occasions.

Find out more about the Third Billion full report as well as Strategy&’s strategy+business blog, which highlights the UK perspective. We very much hope you enjoy reading these.

Until next time,

The women of Strategy& London

Key publications

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The economic potential of the Third Billion and the multiplier effects that its members could have on the global economy are significant. Our estimates indicate that if female employment rates were to match male rates in the United States, overall GDP would increase by 5 percent. In developing economies, the effect is even more pronounced.
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Women of the world, unite! After the 1 billion new workers China and India’s emerging economies have each added to the global marketplace, women are being recognized as the “third billion” — a burgeoning global workforce that has the potential to grow economies both in industrialized and emerging nations.