Unleashing The Greatest Period of Economic Growth with Gender Equality

The Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund, the first U.S. mutual fund focused solely on investing in the highest-rated companies in the world in advancing women. He is the recipient of the United Nations’ 2014 Women’s Empowerment Principles Leadership Award – Business Case for Action.

Why is it important for companies to take gender equality issues into account when directing resources and […]

How Men Can Help Women Flourish As Business Leaders

Although women make up nearly half of the workforce, several metrics indicate that a gender gap persists, but is narrowing over time. Qualified women are often passed up for promotions and make 84 cents on average for every dollar a man earns.

“There are many talented women from diverse backgrounds and experiences that have a great deal to contribute,” says Alice […]

Google’s Workforce: Still Disproportionately White Men

Google is largely failing to diversify its workforce beyond white and Asian men even though it hired women to fill one in every five of its openings for computer programmers and other high-paying technology jobs last year.

The imbalanced picture emerged in a demographic breakdown that Google released on Monday. The report underscored the challenges that Google and most other major […]

How To Achieve Staff Diversity

In order to make the widest impact possible, your organization needs to appeal to a wide audience. This audience should include people from all backgrounds, including race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, income level, and so on. Otherwise, it may appear that your organization is being exclusive with one particular group and perhaps even discriminatory toward others. In order to create […]

Women Are Naturally Suited To Social Enterpreneurship

Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown, founder of Uncommon Union wrote in Forbes, “The new field of social entrepreneurship is ideally suited to women, who have always had to meet complex demands that pit community against individualism. In short, we understand the necessity of seeing the economy and the world as an interconnected and interdependent system.”

Social enterprises are organizations that apply commercial strategies […]

Female Eco-Activists Are Not Dumb Sluts

It is not an uncommon phenomena for media to appeal to our stereotypes for the sake of positive effect and laughs.

I get it! If you don’t like a good joke about stereotypes and generalizations, well then you’re probably semi-dead inside. I love to laugh (seriously, it’s good for the soul) and, for whatever reason, stereotypes are often hilarious. We all […]

Transgender: Is There Still Fear in The Workplace?

Transgenderism is being portrayed more widely and sympathetically in the media than ever before. One only has to look at Bruce Jenner or Chelsea Manning to see that the media and public focus more on their actions than their gender. But have our workplace attitudes caught up and is a more collaborative approach needed from employee and employer?

Bernard Reed, co­-founder […]

Cisco and Techbridge Inspire Girls to Discover Passion for Technology

According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, more than half of all girls say they don’t typically consider a career in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). At Cisco, we can change that – with the help of nonprofit partners like Techbridge, we can inspire girls to discover a passion for technology, science, and engineering.

As part of National Engineers Week […]

InHerSight Allows Women To Anonymously Rate Past and Present Employers

“We’re improving the workplace by measuring it.”

That’s the idea behind InHerSight, a platform where women can evaluate their employers and rate how female-friendly workplace environments are. The idea is that providing women a space to communicate with other women about workplace issues they care about most could have an effect on this issues themselves.

“We believe that scoring employers on their […]

Where Are The Women at Davos?

Social inclusion is at the top of the agenda in Davos, Switzerland, this week, where the question of the role equality plays in driving growth is being asked at every given opportunity. However, of those asking that question, an important voice is missing: women’s.

The portion of female participants at the World Economic Forum meeting is at the stunningly low level […]