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To Build Africa, Close The Gender Gap

To Build Africa, Close The Gender Gap

When you try to promote women in commerce people always ask why, what’s the business case? The truth is, for a long time sexual equality has been viewed as just a human rights imperative, but lately women’s contributions to the global economy have been under scrutiny. In 2015 the McKinsey Global Institute looked at what […]

Few Women Hold Executive Positions In South Africa’s Work Space

Few Women Hold Executive Positions In South Africa’s Work Space

The CEO of one of South Africa’s top four banks – Absa – announced this week that she is retiring after 10 years in this role. Employment equity at the bank improved under Maria Ramos’s guidance. Both the number of black women and men in senior management positions increased during her period as CEO. Given that she was […]

Women Entrepreneurs Are Playing An Important Role In Transforming Global Food Security

Women Entrepreneurs Are Playing An Important Role In Transforming Global Food Security

 Women entrepreneurs are playing an important role in transforming global food security for economic growth, but they have to work twice as hard as men to succeed in agribusiness. “Agriculture and agribusiness are generally perceived as run by men,” entrepreneur and Director of the Nairobi-based African Women in Agribusiness Network (AWAN) Beatrice Gakuba, told IPS. […]

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

Digital Gender Gap Widens In Africa

 ‘Think Bigger’, urge the colourful posters on the walls of Ideario, an innovation hub in Chamanculo, a modest neighbourhood in Maputo, Mozambique’s capital. The message is right on target for the new female trainees, eager eyes glued to laptop screens as they learn internet and computer skills. Three times a year Ideario runs a free, […]

Women Are Being Judged For Speaking Fearlessly

Women Are Being Judged For Speaking Fearlessly

It can be a humiliating experience chasing your dreams, especially when said dreams involve competing against dozens of other women for the dubious title of Miss Uganda. Exhibit A, the cringeworthy episode of the contestant who announced that she attends “Makerele University”. Ye gods! How can we trust you to represent us in any international […]

Testing Women And Leaving The Men Behind – The Gender Gap In Dealing With HIV/AIDS

Testing Women And Leaving The Men Behind – The Gender Gap In Dealing With HIV/AIDS

Men make up slightly less than half of the adults living with HIV across the world. Yet they account for nearly 60% of the AIDS related deaths. This is one of the observations from the The Lancet Commission on HIV, which looked at the global response to the pandemic. According to the report, the key driver of […]

More Work, No Equal Pay – The Battle Of Women In Tech

More Work, No Equal Pay – The Battle Of Women In Tech

Being a parent gave me a perspective that I frequently apply to my professional life. In watching my kids grow, I realized that there are some outcomes that I can influence and some that are out of my control or not worth my energy. The swimming class that ended up in endless arguments when my […]

Gender Pay Gap Could Cost World $160 Trillion – World Bank

Gender Pay Gap Could Cost World $160 Trillion – World Bank

Gender inequality in the workplace could cost $160 trillion in lost earnings globally, a World Bank study showed on Wednesday, as pressure to address the pay gap grows. That represents the difference between the combined lifetime income of everyone of working age in the world today – known as human capital wealth – and what […]

Women Artists Are Overlooked And Under-Respected

Women Artists Are Overlooked And Under-Respected

Women artists, long overlooked and under-respected, are the hot item to watch in art sales as the vigor of the #Metoo movement and fresh interest in women’s rights strike the art world, according to findings released on Wednesday. From works by younger newcomers like Jenny Saville to established greats such as Georgia O’Keefe, art by […]

Talking Her Down Is ‘Mansplaining’ And It’s A Big Deal

Talking Her Down Is ‘Mansplaining’ And It’s A Big Deal

Mansplaining is a real thing. It is a behavior, traditionally gender-socialized by men, that can be described as talking down to women, or over or under explaining when communicating with women. Have you heard or said this before? “I will explain it to you later, you don’t understand.” “This is really complex, let me explain”….droning […]

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