A GUARDIAN SCIENCE BOOK OF THE YEARSHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 ROYAL SOCIETY INSIGHT INVESTMENT SCIENCE BOOK PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 FINANCIAL TIMES AND McKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEARAn urgent analysis of global gender inequality and a passionately argued case for change by a pioneer in the movement for women’s economic empowerment. ‘Passionate and timely . . . in a world where so many of us stick to criticising the status quo, it’s heartening to read someone willing to offer viable solutions.’CAROLINE CRIADO-PEREZ, OBSERVER (author of Invisible Women)’A compelling and actionable case for unleashing women’s economic power.’MELINDA GATESThe Cost of Sexism is an urgent analysis of global gender inequality and a fervently argued case for change by a pioneer in the movement for women’s economic empowerment. Drawing on decades of statistical evidence, original research and global on-the-ground experience, Linda Scott outlines a revolutionary, actionable plan to remove economic barriers against women, and in the process combat humankind’s most pressing problems. ‘One of the most objective, data-led, rigorously scientific and morally persuasive books of the year.’GUARDIAN (Books of the Year)’Shocking.’ ADAM RUTHERFORD, BBC INSIDE SCIENCE’Scholarly and impassioned.’ FINANCIAL TIMES’Essential.’ TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT’Powerful.’ NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW***The Cost of Sexism was previously published in 2020 in hardback under the title The Double X Economy.