Closing the Global Gender Gap Requires CEOs to Adopt a Moonshot Mindset

What will the world look like in 132 years? When you hear that question, you probably wonder a few things: who your great-great-grandchildren will be, how our climate has

weathered the century, and maybe even if the metaverse will be the basis of all connection. Do you imagine a world where everyone—regardless of gender—earns the

same? Research shows that based on our current trajectory, we will not see gender parity until 2154—132 years from now. As the pandemic has erased any progress made to date,

it is critical to focus our attention and action on achieving equality during this time of rebuilding and transformation around the world. “As crises are compounding,

women’s workforce outcomes are suffering and the risk of global gender parity backsliding further intensifies,” states the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report of 2022.

The Global Gender Report, established in 2006, annually assesses 146 economies. We have certainly faced extraordinary challenges over the past few years. But it is

unacceptable that, at the same time, we have allowed gender parity to become a secondary priority. Delaying this solution until 2154 is outrageous. We can achieve this in five

years. It’s not that difficult, all it takes is choice. It’s clear we need a new approach. With so much time and research being devoted to defining the issues, we need to

direct more energy to innovating solutions, so more leaders feel passionate about the potential of closing this gap and leaving a legacy in their lifetime.