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No More Glass Ceiling? Germany Seeks Female Boardroom Quota Deal

No More Glass Ceiling? Germany Seeks Female Boardroom Quota Deal

The German minister for women said on Wednesday she hopes the coalition government will soon agree a quota for women on the executive boards of Germany’s top listed companies, building on a 30% quota on supervisory boards introduced in 2015. Franziska Giffey spoke as she presented the government’s first equality strategy, which bundles together measures […]

Bosses Who Do Not Believe In Gender Bias Seen Hiring Fewer Women

Bosses Who Do Not Believe In Gender Bias Seen Hiring Fewer Women

Bosses who do not believe sexism holds back women’s careers are more likely to give jobs to men, a study based on recruitment for top French science research posts found on Monday. The results suggested that training hiring managers about sexist discrimination in the workplace could be a key factor in overcoming it, said researchers […]

Millennials? You Are Not Entrepreneurs

Millennials? You Are Not Entrepreneurs

Most millennials that I meet consider themselves entrepreneurs, or at least innovators. The editor of MiLLENNiAL Magazine, Britt Hysen, claims that 60 percent of millennials consider themselves entrepreneurs and 90 percent recognize entrepreneurship as a mentality. However, the truth shows that millennials are full of shit. The number of people under 30 who own a business has fallen […]

Forecast 2017: Workplace Learning Trends to Watch

Forecast 2017: Workplace Learning Trends to Watch

    As we get ready to put the wraps on 2016, many of us are still processing the literally world-changing events that have transpired. Nonetheless, we need to prepare for 2017, and that requires making educated bets on what the future holds. Here are some workplace learning trends I expect to gain steam over […]

Samsung, Tencent Surge In Race To Become Asia’s Most Valuable Firm

Samsung, Tencent Surge In Race To Become Asia’s Most Valuable Firm

Tencent Holdings Ltd (0700.HK) and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) are racing to be crowned Asia’s most valuable company as expectations for robust earnings growth push their share prices to record highs. Their surge – both have gained by a third this year – has made them the world’s best performing large-cap tech stocks and […]

What If the Most Powerful People In Business Were Women?

What If the Most Powerful People In Business Were Women?

Since 1995, women in big decision roles in large companies have netted minimal gains in closing the gender gap. As of June 2015, only five percent of Fortune 500 companies were led by women, which in hard numbers is a whopping 24 female CEOs — the number has since dropped to 22. Not to mention women still […]

145 textile firms lost to economic downturn – FG

145 textile firms lost to economic downturn – FG

The Federal Government on Monday said that a total of 145 textile companies had shut down operations between 1980 and now due to harsh economic climate. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Aisha Abubakar, stated this during a meeting with members of the Cotton, Textile and Garment Implementation Committee. She lamented that […]