The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2022 states that, while gains have been made in the past year, they have reduced the time it will take to reach gender parity by only four years. Suggesting that of the 146 economies surveyed, just one in five has managed to close the gender gap by at least 1% in the past year, the WEF now says it it will take another 132 years to close the gender gap as the current cost of living crisis is impacting women disproportionately. Furthermore, unless targeted policies to support women’s return to the workforce and women’s talent development in the industries of the future are implemented, the WEF says we risk eroding the gains of the last decades permanently and losing out on the future economic returns of diversity.