While politicians around the world face immense challenges in rebuilding economies destroyed by the pandemic, they will also need to put women at their strategies' heart. Women's employment tends to be heavily concentrated in sectors vulnerable to the pandemic, such as retail, catering etc.
They can also play a significant role in economic recovery, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.
Reducing gender inequalities in entrepreneurship would also help reduce poverty, create jobs and stimulate growth and innovation.
In addition to providing access to employment, education it will be also the key to enabling women and girls to have power and influence in their own lives.