Melinda Gates: Why Kenyan women need more cash in their hands
Melinda says in a male dominated world, men must now be ready to support women rise in their careers
•A woman becomes more empowered when she has finances in her hand. She’ll tell you her husband sees her differently, she sees herself differently, and her sons see her differently.
•Says there's very little data on women's contribution to the economy. The existing data is sexist and it’s biased.
Leaders from around the world meet in Canada this week for Women Deliver, the world’s largest gathering on gender equality and the wellbeing of girls and women.
In the meeting, advocates will launch a new SDG Gender Index that ranks Kenya 97th out of 129 countries on gender equality. The report, prepared by Equal Measures 2030, shows Kenya doing better than its peers in some areas and lagging behind in others.