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  • Creating pathways for women in leadership

    13 February 2020

    Creating pathways for women in leadership Share In many societies around the world, the representation of women in both political leadership and corporate governance is still in the minority. According to United Nations Women (UN Women), the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, the following obtains with respect to the leadership and political participation of women in parliaments across the globe: Only 24.3 per cent of all national parliamentarians were women as of February 2019, a slow increase from 11.3 percent in 1995. As of January 2019, only 20.7 percent of government ...

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  • Council Post: The Power Of Female Mentors: Why We Need More Women Leading Today's Workforce

    13 February 2020

    Photo: Getty According to a recent survey , 56% of American workers have had a professional mentor, while 76% believe that mentorship is an important part of professional and career development. Unsurprisingly, there is a pronounced gender discrepancy when it comes to American mentorship; 82% of men have had male mentors, while just 69% of women have had female mentors.

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  • Women have surpassed men to hold more jobs in fields with negotiation and critical-thinking skills

    13 February 2020

    Getty Images ’On average women have moved into higher skill jobs — they’ve moved into jobs that were traditional male.’ Women are making gains in the workforce where it matters most, and it’s paying off in the form of bigger paychecks. Over the past few decades, women have moved out of jobs as food prep workers and administrative assistants and into roles as nurses, sales managers and lawyers, a new analysis by the Pew Research Center found.

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  • Young Men Embrace Gender Equality, but They Still Don’t Vacuum

    13 February 2020

    New studies show traditional views persist about who does what at home, and it’s holding women back.

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  • The only woman composer nominated for best score at this year’s Oscars

    13 February 2020

    Hildur Guðnadóttir is the only woman nominated for best score at this year’s Oscars. The Icelandic composer’s nomination marks only the seventh time in Oscar history where a woman has been recognised in the Best Original Score category.

    In January, she

    become the first solo woman to win Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media at the Grammys for her work on

    s Chernobyl.

    Asked on the red carpet “What does it feel like to be a trailblazer?”

    Guðnadóttir

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