We need more women at the table to create sustainable cities that drive positive global change. Why? Because women have been shown to take a long-term view and are more willing to engage the difficult issues that have an everyday impact not only on a company’s bottom line but across our society as a whole. Just look at the US House of Representatives where women have consistently outvoted their male colleagues in favor of environmental protections every single year for a decade. If we want to make our societies more sustainable, women must become represented in the higher rungs of government and business.

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