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President Speaks: Colleges must do more to close the gender gap in financial fluency

July 12, 2021

Pandemic-fueled financial setbacks have hit women much harder than men, which should serve as a call to action for colleges and universities to do whatever it takes to provide the tools needed to close the financial fluency gap and work toward economic gender parity so our students can go out and change the world.

Though we’re beginning to recover from what’s been dubbed a “She-cession,” the World Economic Forum’s latest Global Gender Gap Report indicates that the COVID-19 pandemic has lengthened the timeline to reach gender parity across politics, education, health and economics by a generation — from 99.5 years to 135.6 years.

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