Tara Cookson is a gender and international development specialist with deep expertise in the care economy. She has been a front-line practitioner in Canada and Latin America, published research on inclusive social policy, and advocated for women in leadership through editorials and as a keynote speaker. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge where she was a Gates scholar and the founding director of a strategic initiative related to leadership development, now called Learning for Purpose.
In the annual Gates' letter, Melinda Gates announced that the focus for 2016 will be on unpaid care work and women's time poverty, writes Gates Cambridge scholar Tara Cookson in this guest column. How can the global development community transform social and economic systems to tackle these issues?