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Saadia Zahidi Head of Employment and Gender Initiatives
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WEF's Saadia Zahidi on 2012 Gender Gap Report
Women's Leadership Exchange Blog
I attended a recent meeting at which the report was presented by its authors, Ricardo Hausmann of Harvard, Laura Tyson of University of California, Berkeley, and Saadia Zahidi, head of the Forum's Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme, and is based on hard data.
Ms. Saadia Zahidi
Head of Education, Gender & Employment Initiatives, World Economic Forum Ms. Saadia Zahidi Head of Employment and Gender Initiatives, World Economic Forum Saadia Zahidi is Head of Education, Gender and Work and a Member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. Under her leadership, the Forum's System Initiative on Education, Gender and Work seeks to combine insights and action, producing unique analysis and mobilizing leaders to work together to set targets for impact, share best practices, create new public-private partnerships, muster resources and change mind-sets. Saadia founded and co-authors the Forum's Global Gender Gap Report, Human Capital Report and Future of Jobs Report. She advises CEOs and governments on gender equality, jobs, skills education and other talent issues. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences and in the media. She was selected as one of BBC's 100 Women in 2013 and 2014 and won the inaugural FT/Mckinsey Bracken Bower Prize. She is writing a book on "Womenomics in the Muslim World". She is from Pakistan.
africa | Miren GutiÃ©rrez
Miren Gutierrez interviews SAADIA ZAHIDI, co-author of Global Gender Gap report
Saadia Zahidi: The GGG index Saadia Zahidi: The GGG index "looks at women as resources" ROME, Dec 3 (IPS) - "It is clear that there are huge discrepancies within Sub-Saharan Africa, but overall the region is doing extremely well in terms of political empowerment," says Saadia Zahidi, head of the Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in a telephone interview from Geneva. But what are the pending matters in the region? The Global Gender Gap (GGG) index ranks 134 countries according to gender equality, and it is designed to measure gender-based gaps in access to resources and opportunities in individual countries rather than the overall levels of the available resources in those countries. It looks at four factors: economic participation and opportunity; educational attainment; political empowerment; and health and survival of women. Zahidi discusses concrete cases based on the data dug out for the GGG report, and comments on the emergence of South Africa as a country with one of the lowest gender gaps in the world and other trends in the Sub-Saharan region.