The Korea Times | Song Kyungjin, Head of the Seoul-based Innovative Economy Forum
One of my lifelong missions I feel is to continue addressing the perennial gender deficit Korea has been suffering from and thus the importance of promoting gender balance across all walks of life in Korea. The annual Global Gender Gap Report of the World Economic Forum (WEF) serves as a regular reminder for me not to forget that mission.
The WEF report gives rise, without exception, to an annual contest of pros and cons in Korea about its methodology and the index indicators for being too simplistic, failing to capture the gender reality more broadly. While such arguments deserve due respect, we must not lose sight that we are still lagging far behind our global standings in other indexes.