Language is powerful and dynamic; it defines how we view the world. The words we use to communicate help us to form connections with others, our surroundings, and our own identities. Identifying ourselves in our own terms, with the pronouns we choose and being recognized with inclusive words is part of the democratization of language and the pride of being who we are. … [Read more...] about Pride in being who we are: The importance of inclusive language
By Laurence Telson* Spare the rod and spoil the child! Who in the Caribbean has not heard this cryptic biblical proverb that in itself brought swift punishment to one’s bottom for a crime once forgotten? The Caribbean is home to some of the wealthiest per capita countries in the LAC region. In terms of human development, two Caribbean countries - The … [Read more...] about Spare the rod and spoil the child? Discipline and violence in the Caribbean
By Victoria Cárdenas Simons* Gender equality has gone from being a pending challenge around the world to an urgent task. Women are raising their voices across the globe to demand greater equality of opportunity. And the world is listening. In the workplace, this translates into ending sexual harassment and closing gender gaps in the areas of workforce … [Read more...] about Future leadership in the Latin American and Caribbean region? Women are ready!
By Julie T. Katzman* A little experiment carried out by two coworkers in Philadelphia went viral and made headlines across the world. For two weeks, Martin R. Schneider, an American writer, switched emails with his female colleague, Nicole Pieri. Having his emails signed by a woman’s name introduced him to a very different reality. His every suggestion began to be … [Read more...] about My two cents to women on their way up
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