In Australia 26.2% of property belongs exclusively to women, compared with 29.9% owned by men, according to the report ‘Women and Property: State of Play’. Areas with more expensive housing have higher rates of female property ownership, in contrast to men, who have a higher rate of ownership in less-expensive […]
On Friday, the German coalition government agreed to a new rule that companies with more than three board members must ensure one of those members is a woman. The rule also states companies in which the German government has a stake will require 30% of its board to be female. […]
Kristin Kim Bart is the senior director for gender equality at the International Rescue Committee. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the inequities that made the “old normal” difficult for so many – including women. This crisis has shown the need to build back better, and create the appropriate support and […]
The coronavirus will have a globally disastrous impact on women, according to data from the United Nations’ sexual and reproductive health agency. If lockdown continues for six months, the UNFPA report forecasts it will result in 7 million unplanned pregnancies and 31 million gender-based violence cases. The report also indicates […]
Only 3.5% of firefighters are women. It took until 2018 for a woman to be nominated for an Oscar in cinematography. Women hold 7.8% of aerospace engineering jobs. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Women have made incredible progress in joining the workforce, fighting for equal pay, and rising to […]
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 […]
Lynda Bennett is the chair of Lowenstein Sandler’s insurance recovery group; she is also the founder and leader of the firm’s Women’s Initiative Network. Five years, she helped launch the woman’s initiative at her firm – and is proud of how it’s grown and evolved. To launch a successful women’s […]
Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz is a Certified Financial Planner and president of Charles Schwab Foundation. She writes that girls and young women still fall behind their male counterparts when it comes to a firm financial start in life. Young women are actually more practical when it comes to everyday financial issues – […]
Goldman Sachs is offering hundreds of its new female recruits a one-year trial program to try out working as a trader. It’s the latest effort by a big bank to try and improve long-standing gender imbalances on the trading floor. Goldman Sachs is trying out a new program that will […]
A report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch concluded that hiring and promoting women to leadership positions drives returns and boosts the overall economy. If gender parity were theoretically reached, $US28 trillion would be added to the global econom, according to a study by McKinsey. This article is part of […]
A recently published report suggests a new method for measuring gender inequality. The report suggests that men are falling behind women in 91 of the 134 countries being studied. That result largely reflects that women have longer life spans than men in most countries. A pair of researchers recently published […]
Women are still a minority when it comes to leadership positions in the tech industry. According to this chart by Statista, which was comprised from various tech companies’ data, leadership roles for women at the major tech companies hovers at well below 50%. Despite the lack of female leadership, concerted […]
Singles in Silicon Valley are having a hard time finding relationships. There are several issues at play, including dating app fatigue, culture problems, and skewed ratio of women to men. One male tech founder said: “I have a higher confidence in making another million dollars than I do in finding […]
CES, an annual tech trade show, took place in Las Vegas last week. Despite months of attention paid to sexual harassment and misconduct in the tech world and beyond, the show still featured “booth babes,” scantily clad women working the parties, and zero women giving keynote addresses. The male-dominated show […]
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