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Fifty Million Rising
The New Generation of Working Women Revolutionizing the Muslim World

Summary

Across the Muslim world, a quiet but powerful tsunami is transforming culture and the economy: Muslim women are going to work. In the span of just over a decade, more than fifty million women have joined the workforce, which has given them more earning and purchasing power and greater autonomy.

In Fifty Million Rising, award-winning economist Saadia Zahidi documents this revolution through the stories of the remarkable women who are at the forefront of this shift-from McDonalds workers in Pakistan and tech-startup founders in Indonesia, to caterers in Egypt and executives in Saudi corporations. Zahidi shows how these women are challenging familial and social conventions, as well as forcing businesses to cater to women's needs. More importantly, they are gaining the economic power that will upend entrenched cultural norms, change how women are viewed in the Muslim world, and fundamentally impact their daughters' futures.

about Saadia Zahidi

  • Saadia Zahidi is head of Education, Gender and Work and a member of the Executive Committee at the World Economic Forum. She is a founder and coauthor of the WEF's Global Gender Gap, Human Capital and Future of Jobs reports. In 2013 and 2014, she was named one of BBC's 100 Women driving change in economics, politics, and society. She is the recipient of the FT/McKinsey Bracken Brower Prize, promoting young authors writing on emerging business themes, for this book.

other editions

  • Hardcover | ISBN 9781568585901
    Pub date: 01/30/2018 | Price: $27.00 / 35.00 Canada
    Publisher: Nation Books
    288 Pages
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business
    POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
    SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • eBook | ISBN 9781568585918
    Pub date: 01/30/2018 | Price: $17.99 / 22.99 Canada
    Publisher: Nation Books
    288 Pages
    BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Women in Business
    POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / Middle Eastern
    SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies