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India should leverage digital mentoring to increase women’s workforce participation (Arundhuti Gupta, Brookings)

Imagine a room full of university students in India: young men and women sitting shoulder to shoulder in equal numbers. Fast forward 10 years:  8 out of 10 of those men are likely to be active in the workforce compared to only 3 out of 10 women. This example illustrates one of the great conundrums of India’s female labor force: a low and rapidly declining participation rate—even before the COVID-19 pandemic—despite economic growth and women’s increasing enrollment across all levels of education, and in particular tertiary education

India should leverage digital mentoring to increase women’s workforce participation (brookings.edu)