Senior Consulting Fellow, Global Economy and Finance
Professor Linda Scott
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Linda Scott is Emeritus DP world professor for entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Oxford. 

She works with the department’s Gender and Growth Initiative, where her focus is on women’s economic empowerment. 

Linda published some of the earliest research investigating the impact of interventions that assisted women in developing countries to reach economic autonomy. 

She continues to design, implement, monitor, and assess women’s economic empowerment programs around the world. 

Professor Scott has worked in partnership with a large number of organizations in both the public and private sectors including UNICEF, Procter & Gamble, the Department for International Development, CARE International, Oxfam, the World Bank, and EY. 

She founded the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment (GBCWEE), a group of nine multi-nationals - Coca-Cola, ExxonMobil, Goldman Sachs, Walmart, Marks & Spencer, Mastercard, Qualcomm, PwC, and Mondelez - dedicated to developing practices that support gender equality in the world economy.


  • Women and economics
  • Women’s entrepreneurship 
  • Women and finance
  • Women and market access
  • Girls’ education