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Can Women Have it All?

Simona Paravani-Mellinghoff from
April 10, 2014

Can women have it all? To start, let’s get the ugly stats out of the way. Women account for 40% of the workforce, but own a much smaller fraction of global wealth. No matter what metrics we use, women are under-represented in the circles of power: only 5% of CEOs of the Fortune 500 companies are women; women take up just 14% of Board level positions in Europe.

Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life

Boris Groysberg and Robin Abrahams from
April 8, 2014

Work/life balance is at best an elusive ideal and at worst a complete myth, today’s senior executives will tell you. But by making deliberate choices about which opportunities they’ll pursue and which they’ll decline, rather than simply reacting to emergencies, leaders can and do engage meaningfully with work, family, and community.

Learn to Rock the Boat

April 8, 2014

Women are often caught in the paradox of wanting to “play nice” and the need not to “rock the boat.” It can feel like a no-win scenario but Henna reminds us that the path out of this paradox is authenticity.

Perché una donna di Finmeccanica, e nelle altre big pubbliche, cambierebbe l’economia e la politica

Lella Golfo e Alessia Mosca from
April 8, 2014

Abbiamo letto con interesse l’articolo di Sergio Rizzo pubblicato giovedì sul Corriere.

Women Negotiating

Malene Rix
April 8, 2014

When people talk about gender and negotiation it often ends up becoming yet another slightly depressing statement of the fact that also in this area, women are lagging behind

De Bruxelles à Paris : les femmes en réseaux saluent Olympe de Gouges

Anna Gold
April 8, 2014

Où peut-on améliorer ses contacts pour progresser professionnellement, mais aussi personnellement ? Où peut-on parler de ce besoin quotidien d’équilibre entre le travail et la vie privée ? Où peut-on prendre du bon temps, souffler et s’informer ? Dans les réseaux de femmes.

Being One of the “Lean In” Men

Shadley Grei from
February 24, 2014

You never know what will happen when you try something new.
Shadley Grei learned a lot more than he expected when he gave in and read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In.

Théorie du genre : Ce que révèle l’alliance de certains musulmans avec la droite réactionnaire

Chahla Chafiq from
February 10, 2014
Blog 2bis

Lors des protestations contre le mariage pour tous et l’apprentissage de l’égalité à l’école, nous assistons à une cristallisation visible de la conjonction entre des personnes et groupes se revendiquant de l’islam, de chrétiens conservateurs, voire intégristes, et de l’extrême droite.

Why parenting is an HR issue

February 3, 2014

One of the areas of greatest disconnect between corporate culture and the wider world, is the issue of parenting.
This is going to present significant challenges to many organisations in terms of H.R. policy in the upcoming years, especially for those that don’t confront those issues.

Lilith, Eve, des femmes et des hommes… et Dieu dans tout ça ?

Anne-Joëlle PHILIPPART from
January 31, 2014

Découvrir la planète « catho », c’est aussi découvrir une image de la femme surprenante, si subrepticement négative et rabaissée qu’il est difficile, au début, de saisir le pourquoi du malaise qui envahit. Cette fierté du féminin que l’on commence à rencontrer dans la Cité est apparemment peu présente ou étouffée chez les cathos.