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NAB gender equality bond raises $500m

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Investor Daily March 22, 2017 By Reporter The NAB Social Bond (Gender Equality) will provide financing and re-financing to businesses already funded by the bank, which are listed as an employer of choice for gender equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency and “primary activities don’t involve alcohol, gambling, tobacco, military weapons, predatory lending, fossil fuels, palm oil, transport of …

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Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

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The Atlantic April 2017 By Liza Mundy One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a senior position at the company that runs Second Life, the online virtual world. Good-natured and self-confident, she typically wore the kind of outfit—jeans, hoodie, sneakers—that signals …

How female entrepreneurs under 35 are redressing the gender balance

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Elite Business February 20, 2017 By Frances Dickens According to a recent report from Coutts looking at serial entrepreneurship, gender balance is far more equal among entrepreneurs under 35 than those over 35, with 38% of the former group being female compared to just 16% of the latter. And while overall only 19% of entrepreneurs in the UK are female, …

The Start-up Chronicles – Playing by the Rules (Part 1)

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Built By She Journal September 27, 2017 By Jenifer Maxwel Keeping it all Together When it comes to the rules, there are too many, amirite? I mean who can keep up? You got your best business practices and your social media. There’s the general rules of social etiquette (or as I like to practice it, social awkwardness). You got your …