The unfolding health and economic consequences of the COVID-19 crisis have once again thrown the spotlight on the structural inequalities that women in our society face. As governments and societies reflect on how to recover from the crisis and build back better, OECD's Chris Pike looks at the contribution gender inclusive competition policy could make.
‘Fearless Girl’, the diminutive and plucky bronze statue that’s been staring down the 3-ton ‘Charging Bull’ on Wall Street for the past year, has become a symbol for gender diversity in corporate leadership. What kind of world can she expect to find when she enters the job market some years from now?
Competition policy usually thinks in terms of consumers and firms, government and regulators. But what does the use of a gender lens bring to competition policy? And does the competition perspective reveal additional costs of gender inequality? OECD's Chris Pike reflects on the potential for introducing greater gender awareness into competition policy.