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  • We Have Told G7 Leaders to Make Gender Inequality & Patriarchy History

    14 June 2018

    We Have Told G7 Leaders to Make Gender Inequality & Patriarchy History We Have Told G7 Leaders to Make Gender Inequality & Patriarchy History by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Michael Kaufman ( united nations UNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 (IPS) - Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women & Michael Kaufman is Co-founder, White Ribbon Campaign and Senior Fellow, Promundo institute For most people, the annual G7 meeting may just seem like an expensive photo-op that doesn't connect with any concrete change in people's lives. But for us, appointed by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to sit on his G7 Gender Equality ...

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  • Do we need gender quotas? Problem or solution?

    14 June 2018

    In Sri Lanka we take pride in our women. Girls are educated on par with boys. Women are welcome in most careers and the pathway up in terms of promotions and achievements is open. Women dominate our professions, academia, and the Judiciary. Over the years the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) has initiated many discussions to try and understand why, despite the potential benefits, there has been a remarkable lack of progress in the number of women directors on corporate boards in Sri Lanka. Can this be solved by introducing gender quotas? Or is the lack of women on ...

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  • Workplace Diversity: Female Executives Have Tips for Recruiters

    14 June 2018

    By Grace Donnelly 1:40 PM EDT What progress has really been made on increasing diversity in the business world over the last 20 years? Business leaders addressed this question and offered paths forward at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International Summit in London on Monday.

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  • Op ed: What we can do to empower women in the workplace

    14 June 2018

    By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Date: Friday, June 8, 2018 This op-ed was originally published in the EVE webmagazine 'How to improve gender equality in the workplace' reached Google's top five searches around gender equality in the last year. Interest in women's rights is at an all-time high: this is a powerful moment to drive for change. Women have tremendous potential to transform our economies, societies and businesses.

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  • 5 Tips to Reduce Female Attrition in the Workplace

    7 June 2018

    According to recent research, women earn only 18 percent of promotions from entry-level to managerial positions. According to a 2017 study by McKinsey about women in the workplace, women continue to get siphoned out of the corporate pipeline, and it starts at the first key career juncture. Women earn only 18 percent of promotions from entry-level to managerial positions. There’s been finger-pointing in all directions; is the confidence gap between men and women responsible?

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