Linda Scott is Emeritus DP World Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Oxford and Senior Consulting Fellow to Chatham House, the Royal Institute for International Affairs. She founded, and is now Senior Advisor to, the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment.
Scott works with multinational corporations, international agencies, national governments, and global NGOs designing and testing programs to better include women in the world economy, especially through entrepreneurship. Linda is best known for her concept of the Double X Economy, for which she was selected as one of the top 25 Global Thinkers by Prospect magazine in 2015.
The Double X Economy concept was also featured by a special Financial Times video series called, “Thinking Big” in January 2014. Many other world press vehicles, from The Economist to BBC, have covered Linda’s research.
Scott writes a blog called The Double X Economy, as well as blogging for the World Economic Forum, Forbes, and Bloomberg on gender issues. She is currently finishing a book called The Double X Economy, which will be published next year by Faber & Faber (London).