Remarkable women are working everyday to transform their communities, but we must do this at the policymaking level as well. Experience has shown us that when women are involved in economic and social policy decision making, families are strengthened, poverty is lessened, and money is used for the most productive purposes. Women can’t stand on the sidelines in the 21st century, it is economically and socially unsustainable. We cannot move forward if half our population continues to be held back or pushed aside. We must move forward together.