By Alice Driver* Para leer en español, haz clik aquí Follow @aliceldriver The pressure to find the 276 abducted Nigerian schoolgirls didn’t initially come from the Nigerian government, from international heads of state, or from news organizations. It mounted on Twitter with a flowing river of hashtags– #BringBackOurGirls, #BringBackOurDaughters–hashtags that then made … [Read more...] about Hashtag activism: #BringBackOurGirls
Is there a gender confidence gap?
Para leer en español, haz clik aquí Follow @calemann A recently published book claims that there is one. Compared with men, it alleges, women don’t consider themselves as ready for promotions, they predict they will do worse on tests, undervalue their scientific skills, and generally underestimate their abilities, therefore opting out of many educational, employment and … [Read more...] about Is there a gender confidence gap?
Could companies be genuinely interested in equality or is just marketing?
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?
Would handsome Harvey have out pitched pretty Olivia to investors?
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?
Working mothers: jugglers extraordinaire
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