Strategy

The CEO of a company that calls itself ‘the future of law’ says she still can’t escape sexism at work — but she’s on a mission to prove mentorship can break the glass ceiling

Elena Donio helms legal-talent marketplace Axiom, which refers to itself as “the future of law,” and previously helped run SAP Concur – yet still encounters sexism. Donio makes it her priority to mentor other women and encourage girls to get ahead at work. Along with calling out sexism when she […]
The CEO of a company that calls itself ‘the future of law’ says she still can’t escape sexism at work — but she’s on a mission to prove mentorship can break the glass ceiling
News

Serena Williams said she’ll fight for equality until ‘the day I’m in my grave’ after being asked if she should ‘stop being a celebrity’ and just focus on tennis

Serena Williams addressed gender equality at a press conference following her Wimbledon loss to Simona Halep on Saturday, saying: “The day I stop fighting for equality and for people that look like you and me will be the day I’m in my grave.” Williams had been asked about comments made […]
Serena Williams said she’ll fight for equality until ‘the day I’m in my grave’ after being asked if she should ‘stop being a celebrity’ and just focus on tennis
Lifestyle

When women got the right to vote in 25 places around the world

In 1893, women in New Zealand won the right to vote after years of campaigning. In many countries, women of colour and indigenous women didn’t win suffrage until decades after white women. Saudi Arabia is the most recent country in which women have won the right to vote, in 2015. […]
When women got the right to vote in 25 places around the world
Lifestyle

RANKED: The 19 best countries to live in if you’re a woman

The US News & World Report has released its annual ranking of the Best Countries for Women. Based on a survey of nearly 9,000 women around the world, the list is part of the wider Best Countries ranking. To produce the Best Countries for Women list, 80 countries were given […]
RANKED: The 19 best countries to live in if you’re a woman
Lifestyle

10 double standards that still exist for women in the US

Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on August 26 to commemorate the 19th Amendment, but there’s still a long way to go before women can truly enjoy equality. The US is still far from giving women equal pay for equal work. Women are “mum shamed” while men are lauded for basic […]
10 double standards that still exist for women in the US
Tech

The most famous Fortnite streamer said he won’t play with women, and it’s raising some serious questions about the cost of internet fame

Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, a pro streamer on Twitch and the most popular “Fortnite” player in the world, says he doesn’t play with female gamers. Blevins’ decision has sparked a larger discussion within the gaming community. “I don’t play with female gamers.” That’s what “Fortnite: Battle Royale” streamer and ex-professional e-sports […]
The most famous Fortnite streamer said he won’t play with women, and it’s raising some serious questions about the cost of internet fame
Markets

12 countries where men earn significantly more than women

A gender pay gap isn’t just an American problem – gender pay disparities extend to many other countries, and some are much worse than others. A few of the countries with the most significant gender pay gaps include Korea, Estonia, Japan, Latvia, and Chile. Despite the fact that many countries […]
12 countries where men earn significantly more than women
News

The worst countries for women around the world

Thursday is International Women’s Day, which celebrates the ongoing movement for women’s rights. To measure the world’s progress toward gender equality, the World Economic Forum (WEF) created the Global Gender Gap Index a decade ago. The most recent report, published in November 2017, analyses four main dimensions: economic participation and […]
The worst countries for women around the world
Strategy

Some tech startups in China are hiring women who are taller than 5’2” and wear makeup to socialise with male programmers and give them massages

The New York Times reports that Chinese startups are hiring women to be “programming motivators.” The job requirements include socialising with male workers and giving them massages, and employees are chosen based on their physical attributes. The practice has drawn criticism in a country where beliefs about gender roles are […]
Some tech startups in China are hiring women who are taller than 5’2” and wear makeup to socialise with male programmers and give them massages
News

Money management needs more women

Christine Hurtsellers is chief executive officer of Voya’s Investment Management team, the asset management business of Voya Financial. She writes that i mmediate action paired with a long-term strategy is key to achieving gender parity within a company. When I entered the asset management workforce in 1987, I was advised […]
Money management needs more women
Lifestyle

Stunning photos of women doing ‘men’s work’ shatter gender stereotypes

Photographer Chris Crisman photographed women working in male-dominated fields. Subjects include a firefighter, geologist, and a truck driver. Crisman hopes to show that “women’s work” is unlimited. Visit INSIDER’s home page for more stories. Photographer Chris Crisman had never met a female butcher. When an art buyer mentioned that one […]
Stunning photos of women doing ‘men’s work’ shatter gender stereotypes
Lifestyle

Meghan Markle just gave birth and Prince Harry will reportedly take 2 weeks of paternity leave to be a ‘modern dad.’ Here’s why that’s so important.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child on Monday morning. Prince Harry is reportedly taking two weeks of paternity leave. A growing body of evidence suggests paid leave benefits parents, kids, and businesses. The US is the only country in the developed world that doesn’t mandate paid maternity […]
Meghan Markle just gave birth and Prince Harry will reportedly take 2 weeks of paternity leave to be a ‘modern dad.’ Here’s why that’s so important.
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