12/22/2010 07:52 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Exclusive Video: Women's Economic Opportunity Worldwide in 6-Minutes by the Economist and JESS3

Earlier this month I attended The World in 2011 in New York City, an annual convening organized by The Economist. At the start of the session on women's economic opportunity, Leo Abruzzese, Editorial Director at The Economist for North America, narrated an incredibly powerful six-minute information animation on the state of the world's access to economic opportunity for women around the world, covering issues ranging from maternity leave, to violence against women, to property rights. Today, I am pleased to share this video with all of you. The animation was produced by JESS3, and is a tour de force in data visualization on an issue of global social, political, economic and legal concern. The information contained in the next six minutes is an amalgamation of the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) pilot index and global ranking published earlier this year on women's economic opportunity worldwide.

Please be patient while the video loads. If you have the time and bandwidth, I urge you to download the Quicktime file here (right click and save-as) for a crystal clear viewing in full-screen. This video has a musical soundtrack, and a celebrity-narrated version will be released early next year.

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