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Five attitudes of top-performers and leaders of change

Isabella Lenarduzzi
December 17, 2014

Belgium has a new ambassador for gender equality at work. Michèle Paque, Managing Director of Quintiles Benelux, received the fifth Wo.Men@Work Award 2014 – run by JUMP in association with Coca-Cola Enterprises Belgium at a special award ceremony on 27th of November. The jury and the public recognised her enthusiastic commitment to promoting equality between women and men in the workplace.

Innovation sociale: 20 intrapreneurs sociaux à suivre

December 17, 2014

Accès à l’énergie, microfinance, réinsertion… Voici vingt cadres qui développent au sein de leur entreprise une activité innovante à fort impact social, en lien avec leur métier. De véritables pionniers au coeur des multinationales.

Les Polonaises sont les femmes les plus entreprenantes d’Europe

December 17, 2014
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Championne d’Europe de la création d’entreprises au féminin, la Pologne est boostée par un essor économique sans précédent. Business women, serial geeks, stylistes stars veulent en finir avec des traditions tenaces et un sexisme galopant. En attendant la parité politique, elles peaufinent l’image de marque de leur pays. Reportage.
À Varsovie, il se murmure que la […]

Do Employer Preferences Contribute to Sticky Floors?

IZA from
December 17, 2014
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We investigate the importance of employer preferences in explaining Sticky Floors, the pattern that women are, compared to men, less likely to start to climb the job ladder. To this end we perform a randomised field experiment in the Belgian labour market and test whether hiring discrimination based on gender is heterogeneous by the promotion […]

Berlin, 21/04 – Global Female Leaders 2014: The Economic Summit for Female Executives

December 16, 2014

[ 21 April 2014; ] In today’s competitive and dynamic environment the role of senior level executives has advanced considerably and leaders need to adapt, change, and become more efficient and effective.

The Global Female Leaders Summit 2015 will feature visionary keynote presentations, interactive panel discussions and think tanks delivered by business leaders including speakers from corporate, politics, science and society. […]

Napoli, 19/12 : Donne, sud e lavoro

December 16, 2014

[ 19 December 2014; 16 h 00 min; ]

Les hommes souhaitent passer plus de temps avec leur famille avec AFP from
December 15, 2014

Plus d’un homme cadre sur deux désire passer plus de temps avec ses proches.Ils sont 54% à penser que leur travail occupe une place trop importante dans leur vie.
54% reconnaissent que les tâches domestiques sont réalisées par leur partenaire
83% des hommes interrogés pensent que la maternité est un facteur important de la persistance du “plafond de verre” en entreprise, de même que les contraintes de la carrière du conjoint (77%).


Jim Valvano from
December 15, 2014

there are three things we all should do every day. 3 simple ways to help you get yourself unstuck from workplace misery:Keep it simple.Put others first.Create a new story. As Jim Valvano said in his quote “If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that’s a full day.” Who really wants to waste her time stuck in workplace misery when there are simple ways out? Wishing you much simplicity, service and fun story-telling!

London, 24/02 : Welcome to the launch of eDiversity Forum 2015

December 15, 2014

[ 24 February 2015 to 25 February 2015. ] Following decades of United Nations efforts to promote the advancement of women, the international community is starting to grasp that there was no tool for development more effective, than the empowerment of women.

When Talking About Bias Backfires Adam Grant and Sheryl Sandberg on Discrimination at Work

December 15, 2014

ven when we have the best of intentions, when we hear “surgeon” or “boss,” the image that pops into our minds is often male.Our culture’s strong gender stereotypes extend beyond image to performance, leading us to believe that men are more competent than women. Managers — both male and female — continue to favor men over equally qualified women in hiring, compensation, performance evaluation and promotion decisions. This limits opportunities for women and deprives organizations of valuable talent.