The opportunity to accelerate the pace of change is now
of female workers in India fall into the informal sector, with many working in home-based work and domestic chores.
India could potentially boost its annual growth to 9 percent by 1.5 percentage points if approximately 50% of women joined the workforce (as of 2018).
of all enterprises in India are owned by women.
Doubling the number of women-led enterprises by 2030 can potentially transform employment in India, by creating 150-170 million jobs.
of women who use public transport report being sexually harassed, while just 9% of urban Indian women feel safe in public transport.
Investments equivalent to 1% of India’s GDP directed towards strengthening the country’s safety and mobility infrastructure will contribute at least 2% to its economic growth.
Seizing The Opportunity
of women join the workforce, India could boost its growth by 1.5 percentage points to 9% per year.