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A Push for Gender Equality at the Davos World Economic Forum, and Beyond

ALEXANDRA STEVENSON from www.nytimes.com
January 26, 2016
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As a top executive in the financial industry, Theresa Whitmarsh is accustomed to being the only woman in the room. That was the case the last two years when she attended the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, a conclave for the world’s most powerful leaders and tycoons.
And Ms. Whitmarsh may […]

Raus aus den Kellergewölben der Macht!

January 21, 2016
Angela Hornberg / AHC Advance Human Capital

Frauen klagen lieber über ihr Karriereelend, als sich nach oben zu kämpfen, findet Personalberaterin Angela Hornberg. Doch so lässt sich die Männerkultur der Chefs nicht ändern, die in den Bordell-Skandalen von Volkswagen und Ergo gipfelte.

People don’t have to like Hillary Clinton to vote for her. Who likes Donald Trump?

Caryl Rivers and Rosalind C Barnett from www.theguardian.com
December 22, 2015
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Can any American woman – including Hillary Clinton – be elected president as long as there is a gender gap in “likability”?

Maybe, but it will be a tough slog.

Men who are forceful and competent are seen by both sexes as assertive, worthy of promotion and likable, reports NYU psychologist Madeline Heilman.

Women who are competent and forceful, on the other hand, are seen by both sexes as unlikable, unfeminine, aggressive, conniving and untrustworthy – what Heilman called “your typical constellation of ‘bitchy’ characteristics’”. She added that often, such women are seen as “not just unlikable, but downright awful”.

Wake Up, White Guys! Bill Proudman Tackles D & I

November 13, 2015

“There are people who would say, ‘Just take them (white male executives) out back and give them frontal lobotomies.’ But it’s not that simple.”
Bill Proudman pretty much personifies “white male privilege.” He is not only white – he is big, straight, a native-born American, and he holds an executive position. But that is where the […]

It’s good to be the Queen . . . but it’s easier being the King

Adam Galinsky from www.mckinsey.com
November 12, 2015

One of the most common and popular conceptualizations of gender—epitomized by John Gray’s megabestselling book, Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus—is that men and women are essentially different species.
We believe that this depiction of gender is wrong. We’re not claiming that biological differences between the sexes don’t exist but instead are suggesting that […]

the “glass walls” concept

Sandy Beky and Martine Van Went from pwnparis.net
October 21, 2015

You know the glass ceiling, but maybe you don’t know the glass walls. You can find some explanation in the ILO Company report entitled ” Women in Business and Management: Gaining momentum “.
What is the “glass walls” concept? It explains the difficulties women face as they move into more  senior-roles.

Gender Initiatives Are Culture Change Initiatives

Avivah Wittenberg-Cox from www.hbr.org
October 19, 2015
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“I wish honestly that I could rewind time and go back and put that women’s equality issue into the culture from the beginning,” says Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. Benioff’s business is growing hyper fast, and he knows he needs both halves of the population to fuel that growth. But Benioff, and anyone else who has tried to gender balance large organizations, also knows that one of the key obstacles to change is the culture created by the group currently in power.

To Make Big Change, Start Small: Have the Conversation with Your Boss

Anne-Marie Slaughter from www.linkedin.com
October 12, 2015
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These days, a growing number of traditional companies are finding new ways of working that allow their employees much more flexibility and even cash support for parental leave, daycare, and in some cases even eldercare. Openwork.org, for instance, invites workers and bosses to reimagine the workplace and overcome the poverty of imagination that is hampering our […]

 Bureau of Sex Slavery

Eve Ensler from www.thenation.com
October 7, 2015
Yazidi sisters, who escaped from captivity by Islamic State (IS) militants, sit in a tent at Sharya refugee camp on the outskirts of Duhok province July 3, 2015. The sisters were among one hundred women, men and children taken by IS as prisoners after the militants attacked their village of Tal Ezayr in the northern Iraqi province of Mosul close to Syrian border last year. In an interview with Reuters TV, the sisters talked about their horrific ordeal, treatment of women by the militants, and their eventual escape. Picture taken July 3, 2015. REUTERS/Ari Jala - RTX1LE9W

I am thinking of the price list leaked out from the ISIS Sex Slave Market that included women and girls on the same list as cattle. ISIS needed to impose price controls as they were worried about a downturn in their market.

Forty- to 50-year-old women were priced at $41, 30- to 40-year-old women at $62, 20- to 30-year-old women, $82 and 1- to 9-year-old children, $165. Women over 50 weren’t even listed. They had no market value. They were discarded like milk cartons with past sale date markers. But they weren’t simply abandoned in some smelly dung heap of trash. First, they were probably tortured, beheaded, raped—then thrown into a pile of rotting corpses. I am thinking of a 1-year-old child’s body for sale and what it would be like for a hefty, sex-deprived, war-driven 30-year-old soldier to buy her, package her, take her home like a new television. What would he be feeling or thinking as he unwrapped her baby flesh and raped her with his penis the size of her tiny body?

l faut donner de l’ambition à l’entrepreneuriat au féminin

September 3, 2015
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Rencontre avec Nathalie Cariou, experte en liberté professionnelle et financière, fondatrice des Leadeuses du web
Nathalie Cariou accompagne des entrepreneur-es dans leurs démarches de création et développement. Experte des questions financières, elle apprend aux personnes à gagner de l’argent… Et à l’utiliser! Car, il se pourrait bien que notre éducation fausse en large partie notre vision […]