Power in terms of the women available to a particular group or required for a particular task.
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1. (Sociology) the power or authority of women
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the number of women available or required to perform a particular function
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(ˈwʊm ənˌpaʊ ər)

the women who make up a potential or actual labor force.
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Concentrated womanpower applied to the digital transformation will be presented at "The Women's Leadership Table", where leading women in the sector, such as Sarah Mansfield (Unilever), Nicola Mendelsohn (Facebook), and Nikki Mendonca (OMD), will discuss the topic "Diversity, New Leadership & New Talents".
They have seen her grow from nobody - who did not have enough for two square meals a day - to somebody of substance by way of money and womanpower. Kalawati always had that desire in her to move ahead in life and do things differently.
(147) "Womanpower for War Plants," Dawn of Tomorrow, 12 December 1942, p.