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India – It takes a village: The role of mentorship in supporting India’s young women in the workforce (Brookings)

Arundhuti Gupta writes: Despite important gains in the formal education of girls in the last decade and half, women in India are conspicuously missing from the workforce. The country achieved universal girls’ enrollment in primary education in 2003, secondary-school enrollment currently stands at 74.5 percent, and in higher education, women participate in close to equal numbers as men. Yet, between 2005 and 2019, India’s female labor force participation fell from 32 percent to 21—a loss of more than 1 out of every 3 formally employed women.

go to Brookings: It takes a village: The role of mentorship in supporting India’s young women in the workforce (brookings.edu)