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Britain needs gender equality quotas now, Fawcett Society says

“Quotas to get more women into key positions in politics, business and the arts must be introduced to address a massive imbalance of power in Britain, according to equality campaigners” writes Alexandra Topping for theguardian.com. With a statue of suffragist Millicent Fawcett set to become the first of a woman in London’s Parliament Square on Tuesday, analysis from the Fawcett Society Sex and Power Index has shown that men still overwhelmingly dominate positions of power in every sector of society. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Regressive laws prevent economic equality, says study

“Legal barriers that prevent women from working or limit their opportunities to own a business are having a negative impact on global growth and economic equality, a World Bank study has found” writes Hannah Summers for theguardian.com. The study also found that only 76 countries mandate equal remuneration for work of equal value, while 37 economies have no laws protecting pregnant women from dismissal.In Kenya, meanwhile, laws have been introduced to protect women from domestic violence as well as sexual, psychological, and economic abuse from partners and former partners. “There…

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How to get more women in the boardroom, according to experts who examined 11 years of data about gender equality at US companies

“The ethical case for a government promoting or even mandating gender equality, whether in the classroom, office or boardroom, seems fairly straightforward” writes Yannick Thams for businessinsider.com. While many countries in Europe have used quotas to get more women on corporate boards, in the U.S. there is resistance to doing so. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Denmark is the world’s best country to live in if you’re a woman

“Denmark has overtaken Sweden as the best country in the world to live in for women, according to a 2018 ranking from US News & World Report” reports businessinsider.com. Now Watch: Denmark’s welfare policies help make it one of the world’s happiest countries The full 2018 Best Countries List surveyed 21,000 business leaders, informed elites, and general citizens to discover how 80 countries are perceived on a global scale for a range of criteria, from economic influence to citizenship and quality of life.The Best Countries for women were given a score…

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If companies made these changes, every woman in America could earn up to $30,000 more

“Women are still 22 percent less likely to reach management than men, while men are 47 percent more likely to reach a senior management level than their female counterparts” writes – When She for cnbc.com. Currently, women hold less than a quarter of senior roles around the world, while a third of global businesses have no women in senior management at all. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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Tory Burch: ‘We need to talk about ambition’

“I honored my Mom with these words, “You inspire me to embrace ambition because you have always encouraged me to think of negativity as noise.”” writes Tory Burch for cnn.com. This year, the #EmbraceAmbition campaign focuses on women and men celebrating the people who inspire them to embrace ambition.From that moment on, I owned my ambition and encouraged other women to embrace their ambition. (Thank you, Jane Rosenthal for that phone call.) There are studies, and the daily reality for most women, which prove why encouraging women to embrace ambition…

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6 things you can do on International Women’s Day to fight for gender equality in 2018

“The celebratory day acknowledges the achievements of girls and women around the world and challenges people to join the global fight for gender equality” writes Rebecca Ruiz for mashable.com. She recommends reading and talking to others about persistent gender gaps; the social, economic, and political benefits of gender equality; and what works to “move the needle.”. Is there a local, national, or international organization whose mission and work on gender equality you admire?. GoFundMe has created a list of global fundraising efforts that support gender equality.Mlambo-Ngcuka, Smith, and Acevedo all…

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We all have the power to bring others with us on the path to equality

“We all have the power to bring others with us on the path to social progress and equality” writes Molly Harriss Olson for theguardian.com. We have, unfortunately, seen the fallibility of such commitments in our own laws, which aren’t always enough to ensure equality in developed countries.It’s an unacceptable imbalance that Fairtrade has been working to address for nearly three decades, by incorporating gender equality into its programs in developing countries. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Study: 80% of women would leave a company for one that offered better gender equality

“Executives everywhere may want to take note of a new survey released by the human resource consulting firm Randstad U.S., in which 80 percent of women surveyed said they would leave a company if they felt another firm offered greater gender equality” writes unknown author for cnbc.com. Of those surveyed, 58 percent of women also said the lack of a clear path to leadership roles was one of the key factors that contributes to gender inequality in the workplace. Source: cnbc.com Share This:

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