The Inter-American Development Bank turns 60 this year. It was born in 1959 with a mandate and a calling: to improve lives for the people of Latin America and the Caribbean by enabling inclusive, equitable development in all its forms. In about half of the countries of the region, the Bank would be eligible to retire and draw a pension —but our work promoting gender equality in … [Read more...] about Six decades! A lot to celebrate but far from done
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