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
Promoting women’s leadership: a win for all
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
Economic crisis: opportunities to lead with entrepreneurship
By Eugene Cornelius* The U.S. Small Business Administration provides entrepreneurial counseling, contracting opportunities and capital to support small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) at every stage of business development. Following the financial crisis of 2007-08 and the subsequent Great Recession, budgets were constrained, unemployment was high, and jobs were … [Read more...] about Economic crisis: opportunities to lead with entrepreneurship
Five ways to promote gender equality at an international organization
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
How can it be love if it sounds so hateful?
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?