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Gender Parity

How Do You Go Forward After A Bruising Election? #pledgeparity

Gloria Feldt | Posted 11.25.2016 | Women
Gloria Feldt

"Victory is not final. Defeat is not fatal. It's the courage to continue that counts." This quote is misattributed to Winston Churchill. But whoever...

Gender Parity Just Went Into Reverse. Can We Get Back On Course?

Uschi Schreiber | Posted 10.31.2016 | World
Uschi Schreiber

The World Economic Forum's (WEF) latest Global Gender Gap Report 2016 estimates that we won't achieve this milestone until the year 2186! The same report in 2014 estimated parity by 2095.

Only a bottom-up approach will deliver global health development targets

The Conversation Africa | Posted 10.25.2016 | World
The Conversation Africa

Karen Daniels, South African Medical Research Council; Aku Kwamie, University of Ghana, and Fadi El-Jardali, American University of Beirut There is a...

Why The World Needs New Leaders

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 08.22.2016 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

There is a mountain of research revealing unequivocally that what people want from their leaders today is changing, and changing dramatically. And the...

Diversifying Our Workforce

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

This article underscores our unwavering commitment to diversifying our workforce, with a special focus on women and the tremendous value they bring to our organization - not just from a productivity standpoint, but also in terms of meaningful impacts on culture, business innovation and decision-making.

Here Are 32 Plays By Women That Deserve Your Attention

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.22.2016 | Arts

Where are all the women playwrights? According to the Dramatists Guild of America, only 22 percent of the plays being produced in the United States ar...

What A Hillary Clinton Nomination Means For The Glass Ceiling (Hint: Not Much)

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 06.09.2016 | Business

Hillary Clinton just cracked the glass ceiling, the name we've given the invisible barrier that keeps women out of the topmost positions of power. But...

Here Are All The Countries That Have Already Elected Women Leaders

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women

Congratulations, America! It only took 228 years for a woman to represent a major political party in the run for president. The jury is, of course, st...

1 In 4 Americans Think We'll Colonize Mars Before We See CEO Gender Parity

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women

Turns out a lot of Americans believe we'll make huge strides in space exploration before reaching gender parity in the business world. The Rockefeller...

How Data Can Level the Playing Field

Laura Mather | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Laura Mather

A century ago, instead of debating the merits of a female candidate, women were fighting for suffrage itself.

The Business Case for Advancing Women on Boards

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 05.11.2016 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

The benefits to a company of having female representation on its board are significant. However, there is a gap -- more like a massive chasm -- between the presence of women in the workforce and the number of women on corporate boards.

'Dads Don't Babysit' Shirt Has A Clear Message About Fatherhood

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents

The fact that dads are parents and not babysitters should be obvious, yet fathers today are still hearing comments that suggest otherwise. That's why ...

'I Don't Want To Be A Princess' Reminds Girls They Have Real Career Options

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 04.15.2016 | Good News

Once upon a time, a little girl named Keira dreamed of being a pilot rather than a princess. It was because of this desire that her mom, Beckie Thomps...

Parity at Home, Parity at Work

Lars Gert Lose | Posted 04.07.2016 | World
Lars Gert Lose

Photo credit: Larry vs Harry Who is picking up when and where? Who will stay home with the kids when they are sick? And who is going to take care of ...

Making the Connection Between Gender Bias and Economic Security

K. Sujata | Posted 03.24.2016 | Women
K. Sujata

March is Women's History Month. Women's achievements through history should be documented and celebrated, though it does not move us to address the small and large inequities women and girls face now.

Women Writers Get Less Credit. So, What Are We Doing About It?

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts

Have you heard? Women writers are less than. They’re reviewed less often than their male counterparts, and they win fewer awards. Even fictional wom...

The Status of Women in Kansas Shows There is Much Work to Be Done

Wendy Doyle | Posted 03.18.2016 | Women
Wendy Doyle

Women's Foundation is known for our work in identifying key issues that put women at a disadvantage and then finding solutions to improve those areas....

On the Road: Davos and Gender Parity

Omar K. Alghanim | Posted 03.15.2016 | Business
Omar K. Alghanim

Gender parity is the ultimate goal, but we are not just talking about surface matters like child care and maternity leave policies. We are talking about building a corporate environment that is conducive to the equal contribution and success of both women and men.

Happy IWD from Geneva !

Caitlin Kraft Buchman | Posted 03.10.2016 | Good News
Caitlin Kraft Buchman

Happy IWD from Geneva! Where we are stepping it up and working towards #Planet 5050 seeking to make everyday a positive fight for gender parity throughout our Geneva Gender Champions initiative.

Gender Parity Starts With the Internet

Kathy Brown | Posted 03.10.2016 | Impact
Kathy Brown

While we know there remains significant work to be done, I believe that women are already empowered to make a difference and to bring about change. We need to highlight their accomplishments and achievements so they serve as a beacon for other women and girls.

Changing Corporate Culture: From "Entrenched Male" to "Gender Neutral"

Caroline Turner | Posted 03.11.2016 | Business
Caroline Turner

A former colleague from my executive days is now very senior at ManpowerGroup. Mara Swan, EVP Global Strategy and Talent, sent me a research report is...

In The Arab World, Feminism Is the Solution!

Sabah Hamamou | Posted 03.09.2016 | World
Sabah Hamamou

It seems to me that God will not be satisfied with this ill-fated region of the world unless its "courageous" men believe that the living creature that shares the planet with them and that has two eyes, two arms and two legs, is totally equal to them -- and that the physical differences that God designed do not reduce her humanity or abilities.

4 Words to Stop Using at Work Before the Year 2095

The Second City | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
The Second City

Language has power--and even casual office chit-chat can reinforce biased behavior amongst employees. While your organization may be telling women one thing-- to be more confident, take more risks, negotiate harder--do all the messages really add up?

48 Male Politicians Push For More Women Leaders Worldwide

The Huffington Post | Margaret Bangs | Posted 03.08.2016 | Impact

It's 2016, yet girls around the globe might still think it's impossible to grow up and become presidents. The Women In Parliaments Global Forum (WIP)...

The State Of Gender Equality Around The Globe, In 7 Charts

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women

International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate women and their many accomplishments, but also shine a light on the deep gender gap that persists i...