By Victoria Cárdenas Simons* Since I left school and started working, I’ve faced multiple challenges in my work and personal life, which have helped me be more resilient and optimistic. Celebrating Women’s International Month, I have reflected on my career and how promoting women's leadership development has always been my passion. Over the years, I have been … [Read more...] about Promoting women’s leadership: a win for all
March 8th - International Women´s Day. During the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, the world seemed poised to witness the country’s first female president. It did not happen and, for many, Hillary Clinton’s defeat underscored the continuing struggle of women to achieve the highest levels of leadership in government and private sector around the world. At the IDB, gender … [Read more...] about Five ways to promote gender equality at an international organization
Nov-25. International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. “You are useless and stupid; you never do anything right.” “If you leave the house again without my permission, you will really be sorry”. Violence against women starts with words. And while words do not produce the same kinds of visible marks as physical violence, their effects can be just as damaging. … [Read more...] about How can it be love if it sounds so hateful?
October 1st - International Day of Older Persons. Let’s be honest, growing older is hard. And it is particularly hard for women who are least visible at this stage of life. Nearly 25% of the world’s women are age 50 and older and they account for more than half of the population 60 and older. Yet we know very little about what happens to them after age 49: their sexual … [Read more...] about The strange case of women who disappear at age 49
By Sanola Daley* 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 … [Read more...] about No women in renewable energy? Look again