According to the UN Foundation, women reinvest 90% of their income back into their families. For men, the figure is just 30–40%. If women were to play an identical role in labour markets to that of men, as much as $28 trillion, or 26%, could be added to global annual GDP by 2025.
“Shakti’s objective is to lift women’s self-esteem, confidence and their ability to support themselves and their families,” says Juan Cespedes, Social Channels Manager for Middle Americas. “When you empower a woman, you give her the opportunity to chart a course out of poverty and deprivation for her entire generation.”
Image: Mayda [left, with Unilever CEO Paul Polman], Irina [middle, top], Herna [middle, bottom], Gloriseth [right]