Today’s dynamic global economy presents policymakers, elected officials, business leaders, and workers with a host of challenges and opportunities, including climate change and sustainable development, effective governance, trade and investment, and the innovations ushered in by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Women leaders are assumingly increasingly prominent roles in meeting the challenges and seizing the opportunities presented by these issues, as a new joint report from the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the European University Institute, and the International Trade Centre highlights.

The 216-page report, Women Shaping Global Economic Governance, features expert commentary on a wide range of economic and financial policy issues from some of the global economy’s top women leaders, including International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian Central Bank head Elvira Sakhipzadovna Nbiullina, and many more.

As the report demonstrates, the issues confronting global economic policymakers are complex and often highly contentious – but everyone stands to benefit when more opportunities are extended to women at all levels of economy and society, and when more women fill leadership roles in key national and international institutions.