Does ‘radical economic transformation’ include closing the gender pay gap?

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Mail & Guardian October 10, 2017 By Mondli Zondo Last week Friday, the Norwegian Football Association announced that their men’s national team will be taking a wage cut in order for their female counterparts to earn the same. This will come into effect in 2018 and has been widely lauded as a step towards true equality. Currently, the women’s team …

Closing gender gap could boost economy

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The San Diego Union-Tribune May 21, 2016 By Kate Morrissey If San Diego were to shrink the gender gap in its workforce even moderately, the metro area could increase its gross domestic product by about $23 billion by 2025, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute. That’s about a 9 percent boost to the current estimated growth, …

Hidden Figures (2016)

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The story of three black female mathematicians who worked at NASA during the Space Race. Based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly.

Child abuse and neglect linked to gender inequality

Hei-ock Kim July 27, 2017 Children growing up in societies that experience high levels of gender inequality—irrespective of whether these are developed or developing countries—are more likely to be maltreated. This is according to a cross-national analysis of data from 57 countries worldwide, conducted by Joanne Klevens and Katie Ports of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US. …

Is Gender Diversity Profitable Evidence from a Global Survey

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Peterson Institute of Economics
Marcus Noland, Tyler Moran, and Barbara Kotschwar

Analysis of a global survey of 21,980 firms from 91 countries suggests that the presence of women in corporate leadership
positions may improve firm performance. This correlation could reflect either the payoff to nondiscrimination or the
fact that women increase a firm’s skill diversity. Women’s presence in corporate leadership is positively correlated with
firm characteristics such as size as well as national characteristics such as girls’ math scores, the absence of discriminatory
attitudes toward female executives, and the availability of paternal leave. The results find no impact of board
gender quotas on firm performance, but they suggest that the payoffs of policies that facilitate women rising through the
corporate ranks more broadly could be significant.

3 Female Former Employees Sue Google Over Alleged Gender Pay Discrimination

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NPR September 15, 2017 By Merrit Kennedy Systematically paying women less than men. Promoting them more slowly. And denying them opportunities. These are the allegations in a lawsuit against Google filed Thursday in San Francisco on behalf of three female former employees. They’re seeking class-action status to sue on behalf of all women employed by Google in California over the …

Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

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Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame. The Atlantic September 2017 Issue, updated on August 3, 2017 Olga Khazan The bitches, as Shannon saw it, came in three varieties. She categorized them on her personal blog, in a post titled “Beware the Female BigLaw Partner.” First was the “aggressive bitch”—a certain kind of high-ranking woman at …

L’Oréal’s Problem With Men

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The cosmetics maker has a great track record drawing female employees—so great that now it’s aggressively trying to attract men for balance. Bloomberg Businessweek September 6, 2017, updated September 6, 2017 By Laura Colby In his frst assignment for L’Oréal, Rob Imig spent 10 months pitching a shu uemura lipstick to beauty editors across the country. The editors—all women—often reacted …