Emma Watson was on hand to support the UN’s HeForShe campaign during the UN World Economic Forum at Davos on Friday, unveiling the impact 10x10x10 report. The actress and UN ambassador took the opportunity to interview 10 male CEOs who have committed to advancing gender equality in their organizations to find out how they plan to do so.
In the series of interviews, Watson noted that “full female participation in the workforce could boost GDP by $28 trillion within a decade,” reports the World Economic Forum, calling it the “single biggest stimulus to the economy”.
The Impact 10x10x10 initiative is about helping those who are interested in helping the cause but aren’t sure how, “engaging governments, businesses and universities and having them make concrete commitments to gender equality”, according to Watson. In the last year alone it has managed to secure the assurance of top global brands, including Barclays, Vodafone and Unilever that they will address the issue in their corporations.
This is yet another great advancement in gender equality as Emma Watson has been one of the many people who are doing everything in their power to try and make a change. We slowly do see the changes happening in society but there is a long way to go…