With post-secondary education and formal workforce participation rates approaching 50 percent, women employees may be just what multinational companies need to overcome labor shortages in emerging markets. At the same time, fair and equal formal-sector employment represents the most powerful contribution to gender equality that a company can provide.

This brief is intended to identify the unique challenges and opportunities to employing women in the emerging market context, and to provide recommendations to help companies improve their ability to attract and retain women in those markets.

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