Ellen Ochoa never dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Still, it became her goal and passion after she studied physics and watched Sally Ride become the first American woman in space. As she progressed in her education and career, the encouragement she received from educators and the opportunities and visibility provided by her supervisors and mentors ultimately pushed her to … [Read more...] about Inspiring Women in STEM leadership
What the evidence tells us In the past few decades, significant effort has been devoted to designing and implementing programs and policies to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Nevertheless, a high level of SGBV persists in all countries in the region. We still know very little about what works, for whom and under what conditions. This is true for both … [Read more...] about What does it take to prevent and respond to sexual and gender-based violence?
By Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of the IDB, and Vivian Ellen Roza. 2015 featured a number of high-profile corruption scandals with catchy names in Latin America – from The Carwash in Brazil to La Linea in Guatemala. Three of these scandals happened in countries with female presidents: Argentina, Brazil and Chile. To some, this raises a … [Read more...] about Does corruption have a gender?
Para leer en español, haz click aquí Did you know that truly successful leaders of Fortune 500 companies spend 57% of their time building networks? And they are right. Studies show that building relationships and forming part of a formal or informal professional network is the unwritten rule to professional advancement. People that are connected have access to diverse skill … [Read more...] about Are you a woman working in the public sector? Discover the 5 best networking sites
Para leer en español, haz clic aquí Follow @luanaozemela Follow @vivianro17 Last year the IDB hosted the screening and panel discussion of Madame Presidenta: Why not US?, a documentary that asks what would it take to elect a female President in the US, like Brazil did in 2010. Recent data about the 2014 Brazilian election suggests another question: is Brazil the example to … [Read more...] about The effects of money, gender and race on electoral success