Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF and Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway write that the economic facts speak for themselves: raising women's labour force participation to that of men can boost GDP, for example, by as much as 9% in Japan and 27% in India. IMF research has uncovered myriad other macroeconomic benefits. It says that reducing gender gaps in employment and education can help economies diversify their exports. Appointing more women onto banking supervision boards can challenge cozy group-think thereby supporting greater bank stability and financial sector resilience. Click here for more.