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Below you can find a selection of our favourite news stories curated from the press around the world. You can use the filters above to find your particular favourites either via year published, or by keyword!

  • Thirty-one women who “run the world” — and what can be learned from them

    17 October 2019

    Today, a new book called “Girls Who Run the World” hits real and virtual bookshelves, and for anyone with a middle-school aged kid or looking to inspire a high-schooler, it might be worth checking out. Featuring 31 women who are the CEOs of companies that they have created themselves — think Spanx, Glossier, Caribou Sciences, and Stitch Fix — each of their stories underscores that dreams really can be made into reality when you want something badly enough.

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    Read the full article at TechCrunch
  • Women are locked out of senior roles due to a 'broken rung' on their career ladders, McKinsey and Lean In say

    17 October 2019

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    • New research suggests that the biggest obstacle to closing the gender gap in senior management isn't a glass ceiling, it's a broken rung.
    • Only 72 women are promoted or hired to first-level manager for every 100 men, resulting in women holding just 38% of manager-level positions, according to a new report on women in the workplace by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org.

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  • Women ask for pay rises & promotions as often as men: McKinsey & Lean In confirm

    17 October 2019

    The fifth annual “Women in the Workplace” study from consulting firm McKinsey and Company and the Lean In Organisation, founded by Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, has been released and provides a snapshot of life for women in corporate America.

    A total of 68,500 employees were analysed between May and August 2019, with responses collected from employees across 329 organisations.

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    Read the full article at Women's agenda
  • How women can help fill the oil and gas industry’s talent gap

    17 October 2019

    New research identifies why women fail to advance—and suggests what the industry can do about it.

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    Read the full article at McKinsey & Company
  • Why solidarity and allyship matter: UN Women HeForShe Global Gender Equality Champions release annual IMPACT Report

    9 October 2019

    (New York, 24 September 2019) - Created by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality.

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    Read the full article at Stand Together
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