Maddy Dychtwald is cofounder of Age Wave, the nation’s foremost thought leader on population aging and its socioeconomic implications. Her new book Influence chronicles the rising economic power of women. Dubbing this growing force a "sleeping giantess," Dychtwald quotes past U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich: "I wouldn't be surprised if, in ten years, the typical woman in the workforce was earning more than the typical man." But that is not the book’s conclusion, only its starting place: Dychtwald goes on to explore the impact this shift is having on the world.