Eliza Reid, entrepreneur, author, speaker, and first lady of Iceland, the most gender equal country in the world, wants us to move past the discussion of “why do we need gender equality?” to “how do we achieve this goal?”. This is a question that Icelanders have already fully integrated in their day to day life. For the last 13 years, Iceland has ranked first in the World … [Read more...] about Interview with Eliza Reid: what is it like to be the first lady of the most gender equal country in the world?
Almost half of Latin America and the Caribbean countries have a Ministry for Women. But do we need them? The short answer is yes. But the reality is more complex. While the mission of these ministries is essential for the countries’ development, they often face significant obstacles in fulfilling their functions. In a new GDLab policy brief, the IDB's Gender and Diversity … [Read more...] about Ministries of Women: Why we need them
Why should we support women's leadership? The answer is quite simple: because more women in leadership positions strengthen and increase the growth of companies and organizations. Evidence indicates that more women in the workplace, including directive boards, benefit group dynamics and give more diversity to decision-making processes. The outcome are more productive companies … [Read more...] about Supporting women’s leadership in my workplace
If there is one thing the COVID-19 pandemic has proven, it is that business as usual won’t cut it. The virus has exposed deep inequalities that have been brewing for decades in developing countries. Only new approaches, and most importantly, joint solutions that bridge the public and private sectors, will show us the way forward. Experts estimate that LAC could lose up to 14.4% … [Read more...] about Women at the center of public-private action
We started 2021 with social networks alerting us that the employment crisis was affecting mainly women. For example, a news item from the United States indicated that all 140,000 jobs lost during December 2020 were for women. Furthermore, the news reported that the only ones who had recovered jobs during that month had been men. Similarly, the newly elected first female vice … [Read more...] about COVID-19: An opportunity to transform female employment