The Great Recession of 2007-2009 precipitated a reversion from the middle class to poverty for millions of people, including many women and people of color who are now experiencing severe economic insecurity. And while more women and people of color are rising in management and becoming entrepreneurs, there is a persistent ceiling in business that prevents women from achieving full economic parity with men.
In addition, education inequity is often at the core of and perpetuates economic inequity globally. To build fair economies, all people must have equal access to educational opportunities, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status.
It's time to build economies that are not only fair, but those that are caring -- those that value business activities and lifestyles that care for people and the Earth, and share prosperity, reduce consumption and conserve resources. It’s time for economies that work for all people and regenerate the Earth. These cutting edge organizations are leaders in the movement for a fair and regenerative economy: