Three years ago, Anne Marie Slaughter’s article why women still cant have it all created an international firestorm, feeding into the ongoing conversation on women, work, leadership and work-life balance. Counter to Sheryl Sandberg’s assertion than women weren’t leaning in, Slaughter showed that for many women, leaning in was simply not enough – how society thinks about work, … [Read more...] about Can women have it all in Mexico?
* By Maria Teresa Villanueva and Ana Isabel Rodríguez Iglesias You could play a game to find the seven differences in photographs of boards of chambers of commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean. At first glance, they all look very similar: white men between 50 and 60 years old, wearing suits and ties. A quick review of the composition of boards or councils of seven … [Read more...] about Would a women’s club break the hegemony of the men’s club?
In Argentina, 61 percent of mothers work outside the home. In Chile, the US and Mexico, those numbers are 59 percent, 57 percent and 42 percent, respectively. Globally, that percentage is growing. As I prepare to join these women after the birth of my second child, I know I must find ways to be more productive and disciplined in my corporate environment. To tackle this, I spent … [Read more...] about Three surprising habits of highly productive women in the private sector
Three years ago when the Canadian Climate Fund (C2F) first launched, private sector clients would balk when we asked them about the gender impact of their proposed renewable energy projects. The renewable energy sector is growing in the region, bringing with it new job opportunities, skills requirements and local business development. In this part of the climate change … [Read more...] about No Women in Renewable Energy? Look Again.
Two weeks ago, Banco Santander invited 50 women to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Anderson School of Management to participate in the W50 program. The W50 program is part of the Banco Santander Universities program. It builds on the decision of former Bank’s president Emilio Botín that Banco Santander should maximize its social impact through universities … [Read more...] about Four ways to get more women on corporate boards in Latin America