I don’t have the patience to wait 132 years for equality.
Vital Voices President & CEO Alyse Nelson discussed the biggest challenge that women face globally in an International Women’s Day interview on CNBC.
“What’s more important than ever this International Women’s Day is the power of the collective … how do we come together across generations and support each other as we move through, quite frankly, a difficult time,” said Nelson.
Nelson went on to reference the Gender Gap Index published by the World Economic Forum. “We know that women have slipped back around the world. It was two years ago that [the estimate was it would be] 100 years before we reach equality, but now it’s 132 years before we reach equality and I don’t know about you, but I don’t have the patience to wait 132 years for equality.”
This International Women’s Day, Nelson will join women leaders from Iran, Ukraine and Afghanistan to moderate a global conversation of women’s rights at the Forbes 30/50 Summit in Abu Dhabi.
Watch the full interview on CNBC now.