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Gender Quotas

Gender Diversity: Do Targets or Quotas Work?

Caroline Turner | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Caroline Turner

We once thought it was a "matter of time" before women would work their way up and be proportionately represented at upper levels of businesses and professions. Decades have passed, and people like Rachel Feintzeig agree that it is a "slow march toward gender equality in the upper ranks of companies."

The Global Search for Education: Gender, Gender, Gender -- Do we get it?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.22.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

I ask her about her research and concern for gender equality. Her thorough analysis of the global situation makes it clear that gender inequality is not only cruel, but also economically disadvantageous. In our interview, Linda shares her tips for what educators and parents can do to combat gender inequality.

Can We Wait 100 More Years to Reach Gender Parity in Congress?

Aili Mari Tripp | Posted 02.22.2015 | Politics
Aili Mari Tripp

As we look ahead to the 2016 elections, some may be surprised to learn that six countries in the Middle East and North Africa surpass the US when it comes to female legislative representation.

The Trouble With Gender Quotas

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Dr. Peggy Drexler

What we know: Having women in the boardroom is a good thing. But are more women a better thing? That depends, of course, on how they get there.

Why Are There So Few Women Attending the World Economic Forum?

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 03.31.2014 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

The forum, in an effort to increase the representation of women, asked companies who send five delegates to include one woman, and the result was that companies only sent four delegates -- the ratio of women to men actually decreased after this request.

Davos This week: The Quota Wars Live On

Erica Dhawan | Posted 03.24.2013 | Women
Erica Dhawan

While the mix of people at Davos is slowly changing with the rise of World Economic Forum Young Global Leaders, Global Shapers and technology entrepreneurs, there is one population whose presence has gone unchanged.

Why We Need More Women in Poliltics

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.01.2012 | Women
Soraya Chemaly

When women run, they are just as likely as men to win -- but they are not running. The study details exactly why -- and it's not because of a biological mandate.