The U.S. economy registered just 0.5% growth in the first quarter, as reported by the Department of Commerce. That equates to practically no growth. Compared to Japan and Europe, America’s economy is supposed to be a shining light in a global sea of chaos but that light is fading despite an improving job market.
Perhaps U.S. businesses and politicians are overlooking a valuable tool to boost economic growth; hire more women. According to FOX Business Network anchor Cheryl Casone’s new book, ‘The Comeback: How Today’s Moms Reenter the Workplace Successfully’, the U.S. economy could be growing at a clip of 5% if women were equal players in corporate culture and the U.S. labor market, according to the International Monetary Fund. That equates to $4.3 trillion in economic growth.
Those numbers alone are not enough to get more women back to work. Especially those that took a step back from the corporate world to raise a family. FOXBusiness.com posed these questions to our colleague Cheryl on how women can take charge of their own Comebacks – successfully.