#MeToo movement Achieving progress towards gender equality and woman empowerment is the top agenda

In its report, published in late 2017, the Forum calculated that, at the current rate of change, it will take 217 years to close the global economic gap between the genders — 47 years longer than projected in 2016 and 99 years longer than predicted in 2015.

Most organisations have already been stepping up to better support women in the workforce by focusing on pay equity, mentorship and accelerator programs, maternal leave and return-to-work programs, but these are insufficient in long-term.