Using groundbreaking insights to help shape economic policy

How are we making things possible?
In 1999, Goldman Sachs Japan strategist and working mom Kathy Matsui, published four reports that fundamentally changed history. The concept, Womenomics, played a key role in Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s economic policy and inspired our 10,000 Women program. Twenty years following the release of the first report, Goldman Sachs published Womenomics 5.0 outlining Japan’s progress and the work that still needs to be done. 

Why it’s important to us.
Macroeconomic research can uncover truths about the world that change public consciousness. Kathy Matsui’s reports solidified women’s role in the economy and influenced Japan and Goldman Sachs for the better. According to Bloomberg, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been borrowing from these studies to try and keep more women in the workforce.

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