Strategy

The pandemic will reshape parenthood — for better and for worse

Sign up here to receive our newsletter Gender at Work in your inbox twice a month. It seems like eons ago that the so-called BBC Dad was interrupted by his bespectacled, pigtailed daughter while giving a live interview. Actually, that happened in 2017. But the idea that someone can be […]
The pandemic will reshape parenthood — for better and for worse
Lifestyle

The gender gap in stroke treatment has more than halved in 10 years, study finds, but women are still more likely to be left with life-long disabilities

A new analysis of existing studies on stroke treatment found that the treatment gap between men and woman has narrowed from 30% to 13%. One reason for the gap’s narrowing is an enormous public messaging campaign, which involved educating the public about female stroke symptoms and tracking medical care for […]
The gender gap in stroke treatment has more than halved in 10 years, study finds, but women are still more likely to be left with life-long disabilities
Strategy

Gender expert — and director of inclusion at Netflix — says office politics work only for men. To fix things, let’s all start ‘spending our privilege’ in smarter ways.

Michelle P. King is a leading global expert on gender and organisations and is the director of inclusion at Netflix. The following is an excerpt from her new book, “The Fix: Overcome the Invisible Barriers That Are Holding Women Back at Work.” In it, she describes how senior leaders often […]
Gender expert — and director of inclusion at Netflix — says office politics work only for men. To fix things, let’s all start ‘spending our privilege’ in smarter ways.
Tech

A UN study suggested it’s sexist for voice assistants like Siri or Alexa to have female voices — but Google says it wanted to use a male voice from the very beginning

A UN study earlier this year suggested that when smart assistants like Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Amazon’s Alexa use female voices, it only reinforces gender biases. Google says that it wanted to add a male voice to Google Assistant when it first launched, but technological constraints meant that it […]
A UN study suggested it’s sexist for voice assistants like Siri or Alexa to have female voices — but Google says it wanted to use a male voice from the very beginning