Smart Technology Can End "Time Poverty" for Women

On Friday, March 11, I saw an interesting panel at the Women in the World Summit on how clever technology accelerates women's economic opportunities in third world and developing nations. It opened with some bleak facts: Women perform 66% of the world's labor, but earn 10% of its income and own 1% of the production. Part of the reason women labor so hard is that they must perform back-breaking, but menial tasks like fetching water from miles away, before they can get anything done. Technology developed with women in mind changes that. ...more

"Women perform 66% of the world's labor, but earn 10% of its income and own 1% of the ...more