The Guardian | ‘We were made for this’: the women starting businesses in lockdown

Despite the economic gloom, many female entrepreneurs are seeing opportunities during the pandemic It may not appear the most auspicious time to start a business. Britain has been in lockdown for five of the past 11 months. The economy shrank almost 10% last year. Unemployment is skyrocketing. But Lucie Halley-Trotter is undeterred. This year she […]

Dow Jones | What the Media Tells us about Gender Diversity at Work

Simon Rodda, Market Specialist Director, News Alerts & Data The University of Melbourne and the health promotion foundation of Australia’s state of Victoria, VicHealth, have published new academic research on reputation management and gender diversity. Starting from the premise that newspapers, like all mass media outlets, are powerful stakeholders that can shape the way a community responds […]

Taipei Times | Taiwan No. 1 in Asia, world No. 6 for gender equality

Taiwan ranks first in Asia and sixth in the world for gender equality, according to a self-assessment published on Tuesday by the Executive Yuan’s Gender Equality Committee. The committee said that its rankings were based on the Gender Inequality Index introduced in 2010 by the UN Development Programme. The composite index measures inequality between female […]

Women in Business | Germany Moves Toward Requiring Women On Large Companies’ Executive Boards

Germany has taken a step toward requiring what has not happened voluntarily: putting women on the management boards of the country’s largest companies. On Wednesday, Germany’s cabinet approved a draft law that would require stock exchange-listed companies with executive boards of more than three members to have at least one woman and one man on those boards. […]

Women In STEM Received Some Overdue Recognition In 2020

Kiona N. Smith Contributor 2020 was a great year for recognizing the achievements of women in science and engineering. Here are a few of the year’s long-overdue nods to women who made science history. Vera C. Rubin Observatory The National Science Foundation started the year by naming an upcoming large ground-based observatory after astronomer Vera Rubin. […]