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Changing the Tone When We Talk About Gender

(0) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 5:38 PM

Globally, women earn on average 10%-30% less than men, with women earning even less in some Asian and Latin American countries, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO). This is not only an issue of fairness but also represents an acute economic threat.

The World Economic Forum's...

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Egypt's Next Challenge: Working with Women to Rebuild the Economy, and a Nation

(0) Comments | Posted March 10, 2011 | 8:14 AM

One month after the resignation of Hosni Mubarak, I still can't stop thinking about watching the people of Egypt rise up to demand their freedom. I was especially moved to read the stories of women who stood up to armed thugs in Tahrir Square, throwing off traditional Egyptian gender roles...

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Narrowing Down Davos: Targeting Chronic Disease and Empowering Women in Developing Nations

(1) Comments | Posted February 1, 2010 | 8:07 PM

This was my fifth year at the World Economic Forum. Over that time, I've come to think of it as a buffet of issues. Whatever the theme, the biggest challenge isn't finding something you like, but learning how to select from the huge number of offerings effectively. Like all buffets,...

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Report From The World Economic Forum: Moving Beyond Aid And Empowering Women

(36) Comments | Posted January 29, 2010 | 9:02 AM

I've been at Davos since the weekend, talking with people about this year's theme of "Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild." We've discussed topics ranging from sustainability to social welfare to global risk management. But one topic in particular has weighed heavily on everyone's mind during nearly...

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Strengthening The Global Economy: The Female Factor

(5) Comments | Posted January 27, 2010 | 10:10 AM

This week, heads of state, business leaders and non-governmental organizations are gathered in Davos, Switzerland for the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum. This is a group that doesn't like to tackle the small issues. The topic for this year's meeting is "Improve the State of the World."

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