Quotable: Hillary Clinton on including women and girls in the global economy

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Quotable: Hillary Clinton on including women and girls in the global economy

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"No country can truly thrive by denying the contributions of half its people…(W)e have evidence that when women and girls participate throughout the economy, productivity and growth go up for everyone…

A recent report from the International Monetary Fund found that increasing female labor force participation would increase the gross domestic product in the United States by five percent. In Japan, by nine percent. In the United Arab Emirates, by 12 percent. And in Egypt, by 34 percent.”

- Hillary Rodham Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State, at a recent talk at the World Affairs Council of Oregon. Watch her full speech here. This quote begins at 39:32.

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