Linda Scott

Linda Scott


Linda Scott is Emeritus DP World Chair for Entrepreneurship and Innovation,  University of Oxford. She works with companies, NGOs, and governments on global programmes to help women economically. Her partners and funders have included the World Bank, CARE International, the Gates Foundation, the United Nations, UNICEF, Oxfam, and the Department for International Development (UK), as well as more than a dozen multinational corporations.

Chosen as one of the top 25 World Thinkers of 2015 by the UK’s Prospect magazine for her leadership on women’s economic empowerment, Scott writes a blog called The Double X Economy and curates an annual symposium, The Power Shift Forum for Women in the World Economy. Scott’s vision of the Double X Economy was featured on the Financial Times’ ‘Thinking Big’ series and has been covered by The Economist, BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian, and other world media. Scott has blogged for the World Economic Forum, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Harvard Business Review, and Forbes.

Blog posts

What does women’s economic empowerment mean to you?

To me, women’s economic empowerment is a fresh and insightful new approach to uplifting the status of women in all walks of

A researcher working for CARE International sent me an expert survey. The questions began, “What is your definition of women’s economic empowerment?” I thought long and hard. I finally answered: An economically empowered woman is one who