International Women's Day


OECD Gender Data Browser


On the occasion of International Women's day on March 8, Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, launched the OECD Gender Data Browser on the web in Chicago. Read his speech.


The Gender Browser is available here.






Speaking at the International Women's Day Lunch were Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago; Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General; Karen Kornbluh, Ambassador of the United States to the OECD and Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada



The browser contains 16 key indicators on gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship focusing on gender gaps in OECD countries and emerging economies. The browser shows changes in gender equality over time and enable to compare a country’s position to the OECD average and to other selected countries.


Each user can create her choice of indicators and country comparisons. The OECD will release updates and extensions of the data browser annually on International Women’s Day from 2013 onwards.


International Women’s Day Lunch

A special lunch in honor of International Women’s Day took place on 8 March during the Roundtable event between 13:00 and 14:30 at the Preston Bradley Hall.


Introductory remarks

  • Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of the City of Chicago
  • Karen Kornbluh, Ambassador of the United States to the OECD


Launch of the OECD Gender Browser

  • Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General. Read his speech


The Club of Madrid’s initiative on Women's Political Participation and Leadership

  • Kim Campbell, Former Prime Minister of Canada; Club of Madrid


"Gender equality in education, employment and entrepreneurship is key for strong and inclusive societies. The OECD Gender Initiative identifies policy  levers for countries to reinforce gender equality in these three dimensions. As part of this initiative, the OECD is also launching a new tool for countries to assess where they stand and how they compare in these important dimensions.  We will update this tool every year on International Women’s Day and I will be particularly pleased to launch the first edition in Chicago."
Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General


"From Jane Addams to Jane Byrne to Oprah Winfrey, women have played an extraordinary role in defining Chicago throughout the city’s history,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “It is fitting that OECD celebrates International Womens Day while in Chicago. Exceptional, outstanding women have propelled this city and many others to great successes, and as we look to the future I am confident that women will continue to have an extraordinary impact on the way we enjoy our cities and live our lives."
Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago




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