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Focus: International Women's Day 2011

International Women's Day (IWD) 2011 takes place 8 March and is a global day celebrating the economic, political, and social achievements of women past, present, and future. In honour of this event, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited’s Council for the Global Retention of Women (GROW) hosted its third annual GROW IWD webcast on 2 March.

A panel of business leaders from around the world came together to discuss how investing in and developing women as workers, leaders, and consumers can yield a significant benefit—the Gender Dividend. Panelists offered insights, perspectives, and lessons learned. Other stories on this page highlight achievements of women leaders and programs offered through the Deloitte network.

Please listen to the recording of the 2 March webcast and join us in this salute to women leaders, especially the women of Deloitte, on International Women’s Day.

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Empower. Invest. Accelerate. The gender dividend Empower. Invest. Accelerate. The gender dividend: Women as the next smart business strategy
Listen as a panel of business leaders from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, discuss the opportunities and benefits of tapping an untapped source of economic growth - women - in this webcast recording.
2011 IWD toolkit  Download the 2011 IWD toolkit (PDF)
The gender dividend The gender dividend: Making the business case for investing in women
This series of papers from Global Public Sector examines successful models for investing in and integrating women, and lays out the rationale behind why governments and organizations must look to women as key to economic growth.
Women in the boardroom Women in the boardroom: A global perspective
This report from Deloitte's Global Center for Corporate Governance examines the pursuit of gender parity in boardrooms around the world and provides an overview of initiatives under way in 12 countries. The study is among the most comprehensive conducted on boardroom diversity.


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