Para leer en español, haz clik aquí At one point in my development career I faced the challenge of actively including the private sector in every community-level development operation in my portfolio. What started as a requirement became a passion. In part, because companies brought important know-how in business development, economic development and job creation – primary … [Read more...] about Could companies be genuinely interested in equality or is just marketing?
Para leer en español, haz clik aquí Follow @luanaozemela Handsome men are much more likely to convince investors to back their business proposals, according to a new study from Harvard Business School, although men in general, handsome or not, tend to do better than women at getting financing for their ideas. No wonder why the percentage of women-led firms in Latin … [Read more...] about Would handsome Harvey have out pitched pretty Olivia to investors?
Para leer en español, haz clik aquí I have been a professional working woman for two decades, but I am a relative new working mother. From the beginning of my journey into parenthood, I embarked on the quest for a manageable balance between professional and family lives. Indeed, it has been a juggling act. But, what I have come to understand is the truly epidemic nature of … [Read more...] about Working mothers: jugglers extraordinaire
By Sanola Daley* Para leer en español, haz clik aquí Follow @ariels_voice Eight years ago, a newspaper article changed my life. It stated that, although more Jamaican women (70%) than men were enrolling in and graduating from higher education institutions, they kept having a significantly higher unemployment rate -15.6% and 5.7% respectively-. As a Jamaican woman … [Read more...] about Smart companies: pay attention to women. It pays off
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!