The Gender Gap and How Empowering Women Grows Society and GDP
This should not be a difficult argument to make. Let's start by saying that without women, there would be far fewer men (smile). Without my mother Juanita Smith, I literally would not be here today, and without my mother as a strong, working, capable, self-starting role model in our family, I would not be who I am today, and my sister Mara (Montie) Hoskins would arguably not be the success story in life that she is today either. Our mother was everything to us. She "did" everything, too — from dedicated homemaker to working professional, to sideline entrepreneur and handicraft maker, to my own dedicated school booster, suit-maker (mine) and inspirer-in-chief for the household.