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Streamed live on Dec 12, 2018
Despite the positive relationship between women’s labor force participation and GDP growth, legal barriers undermine female economic potential in every region of the world. Gender-based legal restrictions exist in almost 90% of nations, ranging from limitations on property ownership to prohibitions on signing contracts. Christine Lagarde discusses the economic implications of gender inequality under the law and outlines policy recommendations to accelerate women’s economic participation.
Speaker Christine Lagarde Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Presider James Manyika Chairman and Director, McKinsey Global Institute, and Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company, Inc.; Member, Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations
Introductory Remarks Rachel Vogelstein Douglas Dillon Senior Fellow and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations