Multiple pieces of research show that gender equality helps drive higher returns and improve corporate performance.
The Guardian's Katrine Marçal writes that rolling suitcases used to be seen as feminine, but that's just one example of systemic bias shaping markets.
The Alphabet Workers Union launched a petition calling for the company to stop requiring trans employees to use deadnames on company badges.
Labor-force participation among women aged 24 to 54 plummeted during the pandemic and has since settled at levels last seen in early 2018.
On Tuesday, Airbnb pledged that one in five of its US employees will be from underrepresented minorities, and half of its entire global workforce will be women, by late 2025. “We are nowhere near satisfied with the status quo,” Airbnb said in a statement as it unveiled its new diversity […]
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. […]
Jill Biden, President-elect Joe Biden’s wife, has said that she plans to continue working as a college professor while serving as first lady. She would be the first FLOTUS to have a full-time job. Doug Emhoff, husband of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, is quitting his job at a high-powered law […]
A child star of “Love Actually” told Barnaby Slater’s “Almost Famous” podcast that she thought the film had “aged badly” and was “s—.” Lulu Popplewell said: “All the women in it are sort of passive objects. I think that there was an article that described them as passive objects to […]
A number of outdated and sexist rules within the British monarchy mean royal women don’t have the same rights as men. Prince Harry became Duke of Sussex after his wedding, but Princess Eugenie wasn’t given a duchess title when she married Jack Brooksbank because he isn’t a duke. Similarly, there […]
A woman studying science posted a video on TikTok of “live footage of being a woman in STEM [science, technology, engineering, and mathematics].” Claire McDonnell’s recording of a call with her peers shows her repeatedly being interrupted by men. McDonnell, 22, is one of four women studying a graduate science […]
During a virtual summit organised by the humanitarian organisation CARE, Hillary Clinton said there’s “a correlation” between women-led countries and positive responses to the coronavirus. She also criticised President Trump’s attempt to sever ties with the World Health Organisation. Countries with women leaders, including New Zealand and Germany, have fared […]
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 […]
Men orgasm 85% of the time they have sex, compared to women who orgasm 63% of the time, on average. This “orgasm gap” is one of the most prevalent examples of inequality between men and women today, according to Katherine Rowland, the author of “The Pleasure Gap.” Rowland said that […]
The governing boards of trucking companies have “generally low” gender diversity, according to a new Morgan Stanley report. That’s one of the environmental, social, and governmental (ESG) trends that Morgan Stanley says could threaten the trucking industry. The average trucking company in Morgan Stanley’s report had a corporate governance board […]
Alyse Nelson, leadership expert and CEO of Vital Voices, has worked with 16,000 women across the globe to help them achieve success in both public and private organisations. She founded the nonprofit alongside Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright. She revealed to Business Insider the five habits that women need to […]
Companies that announce better-than-expected levels of gender diversity see their stocks perform better, according to a new study published by the Stanford Graduate School of Business. The boosted share prices follow gender diversity announcements in the tech and finance sectors, two areas known for high levels of gender disparity in […]
RBS has appointed Alison Rose as CEO, making it the first of Britain’s “big four” banks to have a female leader. Rose, who joined RBS as a graduate trainee 27 years ago, will earn £1.1 million ($US1.4 million) a year – slightly more than her predecessor, according to the BBC. […]
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