Member Voice: UPS Americas President on Empowering Women, Supply Chains, and HIV and AIDS

July 6, 2015 By Guest Contributor – Romaine Seguin

UPS Americas President, Romaine Seguin, discusses the “logistics” of staying alive. Click the link below to read the full post on the UPS blog, Longitudes.

“The only way women are going to advance in the global economy is by having income, which means work.

But according to United Nations studies, only about half of the world’s women participate in the labor force. Despite their under-representation, women comprise 60 percent of the world’s working poor. What’s more, a 2014 World Bank report shows that, on average, women earn 10 to 30 percent less than men for comparable work.

For millions of women, there’s an even bigger issue than the ones emphasized by those statistics: you can’t work if you can’t stay alive.”

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