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  • Why solidarity and allyship matter: UN Women HeForShe Global Gender Equality Champions release annual IMPACT Report

    9 October 2019

    (New York, 24 September 2019) - Created by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality.

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  • Why Women Need Mentors and Sponsors – Especially Male Mentors and Sponsors

    9 October 2019

    Mentoring women in the workforce is a key need, particularly with the number of female leaders - potential mentors - shrinking as you advance up the ladder.

    The post Why Women Need Mentors and Sponsors – Especially Male Mentors and Sponsors appeared first on Women 2.0.

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  • Hurdles remain one year after California passes law mandating women in boardrooms

    9 October 2019

    California led the way last year with a pioneering law requiring publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to have at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. But a year after then-Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed the measure into law, data indicate that boosting the number of women on boards of directors may be easier said than done for companies in the state.

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  • Share of women on boards of big UK companies hits all-time high of 30%

    3 October 2019

    The proportion of women on the boards of Britain’s large public companies has reached 30 per cent for the first time in history, a campaign group has said.The 30% Club, a multinational group that promotes greater representation of women on boards, said women now hold 903 out of 3,008 board positions at the 350 biggest companies by market capitalisation listed on the London Stock Exchange.In 2010, when the 30% Club was founded, the share stood at only 9.5 per cent.

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  • 2020 Hindsight: The CEO Challenge To Fix The Gender Pay Gap

    3 October 2019

    "Everyone thinks women should be thrilled when we get crumbs, and I want women to have the cake, the icing and the cherry on top, too." That was Billie Jean King, one of the world’s greatest tennis players, back in 1970 when she won the Italian Open at Foro Italico. She took home $600 for the win. Her male counterpart, Ilie Nastase, earned $3600 for winning his side of the men’s draw. Notice a difference? It took 36 more years until the gap finally closed.

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