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Why Women Are Poorer Than Men & What We Can Do About It

Annabelle Williams

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In this book, British journalist Annabelle Williams explains why finance is a feminist issue and why we should all fight for real financial equality.


Why Women Are Poorer Than Men & What We Can Do About It

Why Women Are Poorer Than Men & What We Can Do About It

by Annabelle Williams


Gender equality is one of the U.N.'s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and a topic widely discussed on a global level. Financial inequality, however, is often omitted from government policies, strategic planning, and the feminist discourse. While we generally avoid talking about money, it is essential to our freedom, independence, and access to basic resources.

Annabelle Williams is a former New York Times columnist and editor who specializes in economics, personal finance, housing, and social policies. Williams' recent work is focused on gender-based financial inequality, especially the gender pension gap and discrimination within the context of investment.

In Why Women Are Poorer than Men and What We Can Do About It, Williams illustrates how the 21st-century financial world still favors men over women, and what we can do to change this bias.

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You cannot be in favor of gender equality and overlook the foundation from which inequality grows: money.

- Annabelle Williams

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