2016 GLOBAL GENDER SUMMIT "Your result is described as a slight automatic association for male with career and female with family”. For a man who describes himself as a feminist and has spent most of his professional life working on gender equality, my result on the Gender-Career Implicit Association Test (that I invite you to take -you need a keyboard) was devastating and … [Read more...] about Testing ourselves: do we have unconscious bias about gender and work?
Last week, we attended, as gender specialists, the IDB’s seminar on Gender and Transport in Mexico. During conversations held both within the event’s presentations and casually over coffee, we realized that our experiences in public transport are quite different: Andrew: I have traveled by public transport around the world, from Washington D.C., where I live, to Cairo, Lima … [Read more...] about A male traveler; a female traveler: the two faces of public transport
Join the celebration of the International Women's Day Para leer en español, haz clic aquí My middle name is Robert, but I am sure my parents would have thought more about making it my first name if they had known what a recent study has revealed: for large U.S. companies, more board seats are held by men named Robert, John, James and William than by all women combined. In … [Read more...] about The importance of being Robert
Para leer en español, haz click aquí [vsw id="P8GQ2rWjpGw" source="youtube" width="500" height="344" autoplay="no"] Recently, the English actress Emma Watson sent me an invitation. I know, there is an abyss between us: age, interests, backgrounds –even an ocean. But despite all of this, how can I say no to this request? Men: I would like to take this opportunity to … [Read more...] about Invitation accepted: I am part of #Heforshe
Para leer en español, hacer clik aquí The images of women in the soap operas may not be all that flattering for a feminist: jealous, insecure, and beautiful on the outside if not always on the inside. So what if I told you that soap operas offer policy makers one of their best options for reducing gender inequality? Would you believe that this somewhat staid economist has … [Read more...] about Soap operas: A guilty pleasure good for gender equality too!