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Female entrepreneurship – a personal view from Belgium

Véronique Bockstal from linkedin.com
June 20, 2016
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#BigIdeas2016 – As one of the ‘not so young’ female company founders in Belgium, I warmly welcome any (!) initiative trying to put female (co-)founders, starters and leaders in the spotlight. Female entrepreneur role models spontaneously coming to mind remain far too scarce. This can easily be explained by the fact that broadcast & business media […]

Transports : bientôt plus de femmes aux commandes ?

Valérie Detemmerman from traconference.eu
May 23, 2016
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S’il existe un secteur professionnel où les femmes se comptent sur les doigts de la main, c’est bien celui des transports. En Europe, 22% des travailleurs du secteur sont des femmes. Et plus on monte dans la hiérarchie, plus elles se font rares.
La « Transport Research Arena », qui s’est tenue à Varsovie du 18 au […]

Supplique à Madame le Directeur

May 23, 2016
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Chère Madame le directeur,
 
J’ai beaucoup hésité avant de vous écrire, un peu par timidité, mais surtout parce que je me disais que je risquais de me me mêler de choses qui ne me regardent pas. Et puis ce matin, j’ai changé d’avis. : le respect de l’identité de chacun est l’affaire de tous, il est donc […]

We need nuanced solutions to business’ gender challenge

Mandy Coalter from hrmagazine.co.uk
May 23, 2016
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Solutions to gender inequality in business are simple in concept but tricky in implementation
I recently asked my four-year-old son what he wants to be when he grows up. His reply surprised me: ‘A daddy’. ‘And what job would you like to do?’ I enquired. ‘I could work half the week,’ he said, ‘and then look […]

How male managers can spread equality

Alison Maitland from alisonmaitland.com
April 14, 2016
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In private conversations, middle managers are often referred to as “the permafrost” or “the concrete layer”. They are an unloved group, who are blamed for a multitude of organizational failures. Among these is the failure to implement all those good intentions of senior leaders to increase the number of women at the top of organisations.
Since […]

I’m going to say it out loud finally! “Mama Mafia, treat me like a person, not a failed woman”

April 14, 2016
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I don’t have kids. I don’t want kids. I’m not sterile. I do have (great) sex with my husband. I’m not trying and failing to have kids. I don’t want IVF.
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But above all I don’t want sympathetic looks from the Mama Mafia, as if I somehow don’t have the brain cells to know […]

My Workshop On Gender Privilege

Terry Howard from onthemarc.org
April 14, 2016
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WARNING: What follows isn’t for the faint of heart. It could even be hazardous to your health and may provoke a range of possible reactions, including shock, anger, and a few choice four-letter words. Luckily by the time you finish reading this, I’ll have been whisked off under heavy guard to one of multiple safe […]

Et si certains hommes n’avaient tout simplement pas envie de faire carrière ?

April 1, 2016

Les études et sondages en disent plus sur ceux qui les font et les relaient que sur celles et ceux qui y répondent. Dernière en date, reprise par Peggy Sastre dans L’Obs : une étude de chercheuses de la Harvard Buisness School interroge les hommes et les femmes sur leurs ambitions professionnelles et conclut (surprise […]

Et si certains hommes n'avaient tout simplement pas envie de faire carrière ?

April 1, 2016

Les études et sondages en disent plus sur ceux qui les font et les relaient que sur celles et ceux qui y répondent. Dernière en date, reprise par Peggy Sastre dans L’Obs : une étude de chercheuses de la Harvard Buisness School interroge les hommes et les femmes sur leurs ambitions professionnelles et conclut (surprise […]

Time to Shatter my Glass Slipper

March 29, 2016
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Taking the escalator on the way to work one morning, catching a glimpse of blue sky on the way up, I realized- I feel successful, finally. A beautiful work in progress in my own right, complete without a significant other. As it happens, it was also International Women’s Day, and through serendipity, […]