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2016 – European year for the end of violence against women?

Solange Hélin-Villes from
November 26, 2014

In Europe, 33% of women have suffered some form of sexual violence since the age of 15. Many women are victims of abuse and violence whose magnitude is underestimated by the national authorities.

These are the conclusions of a report produced in March 2014 by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

Faced with this unacceptable situation, the Socialists and Democrat’s MEPs will ask for strong measures to prevent violence against women across Europe during a debate this afternoon in Strasbourg.

Femmes dirigeantes toujours sous représentées

November 26, 2014

La proportion de femmes au sein des instances dirigeantes en Europe est passée de 11,9% en octobre 2010, lors du lancement de la stratégie pour l’égalité des femmes et des hommes 2010-2015, à 18,6% en avril 2014. Une tendance positive, mais encore trop lente.

I’m NOT Trying to Have It All

Kristy Sammis from
November 26, 2014

Recently my doctor and I had a serious conversation about my stress levels. I told him I’m very stressed because I run a company. “Uh-huh,” he said, and then added with sincere concern, “And also you’re a mom.” He went on to suggest that my stress levels were high because I run a household. Because I’m responsible for my whole family. Because I probably put everyone else first.

“Féministe, toi-même!”

November 24, 2014

[ 29 November 2014; ] Une journée pour découvrir les multiples facettes du féminisme, aujourd’hui.

Getting Back to Work After a Break: 10 Things You Need to Know to Return to the Workplace

Cathie Ericson from
November 21, 2014

“The Opt Out Generation Wants Back In” heralded the headline of a 2013 New York Times article about women who had taken a career break and then subsequently desired to re-enter the workforce. The story itself, however, painted a rather bleak picture of these women’s futures. And while no one claims that finding the right fit is easy, there are ways women can prepare themselves for transitioning back to the workforce.

What Drives Male Diversity Champions

Melissa J. Anderson from
November 21, 2014

Even today in 2014, the vast majority of leadership in industries like the physical sciences or financial services is made up of men, which, can create a self-fulfilling prophecy of “think leader, think male” since men and also women hold firm stereotypes around which gender assigned traits make good leadership traits.

Forget the Glass Ceiling: Build Your Business Without One

Geri Stengel from
November 18, 2014

Pundits and politicians praise the economic power of small businesses but what they don’t say is that six million jobs would be created in the United States over the next five years if women entrepreneurs had the same opportunities as men. That’s a lot of miles down the road to economic recovery. So what’s holding women and the economy back?

Success, Perfection and Losing Our Happiness

Guest Contribution from
November 18, 2014

Happiness is sought and deserved by everyone, yet many don’t know how define it or if they truly deserve it.

La place des femmes dans le capital-investissement

nicolas from
November 18, 2014

Pour la quatrième année consécutive, Deloitte publie, en collaboration avec l’AFIC (Association Française des Investisseurs pour la Croissance), les résultats de son étude sur la mixité dans les métiers du capital-investissement

New study: Men seeking work-life balance are seen more favorably than women

NewsDesk from
November 17, 2014

Christin Munsch, professor of sociology at Furman University in San Francisco, has recently conducted a study on flexible work arrangements. Her spectacular results suggest that it is men rather than women who can take advantage out of such arrangements, while women might experience disadvantages. How is that possible and what does it mean for work/life-balance programmes and Gender Diversity in the workplace? A closer look provides some of the answers.