How Empowering Women in IT Can Spur Economic Development

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How Empowering Women in IT Can Spur Economic Development

by Tae Yoo
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Monday, January 13, 2014 - 2:45pm

This blog was originally published on the Huffington Post

It’s a startling pair of statistics: When women are able to earn an income, they typically reinvest 90 percent of it back into their families and communities. And, for every year a girl stays in school, her future earnings will increase exponentially.

These numbers, from the World Bank and the Council on Foreign Relations, respectively, highlight a simple, common-sense truth: The more time a girl spends in the classroom, the higher the return on investment for her time, and the beneficiaries are stronger families and communities.

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Keywords: Responsible Business & Employee Engagement | Cisco | Girls in STEM | Millennium Development Goals | Tae Yoo | U.N. Millennium Development Goals | cisco csr | educating girls | united nations

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