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How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

Report| McKinsey Global Institute

How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth
September 2015 | byJonathan Woetzel, Anu Madgavkar, Kweilin Ellingrud, Eric Labaye, Sandrine Devillard, Eric Kutcher, James Manyika, Richard Dobbs, and Mekala Krishnan

“Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. If women—who account for half the world’s working-age population—do not achieve their full economic potential, the global economy will suffer. While all types of inequality have […]

MEDIA RELEASE ‘COLLECTIVE CHANGES’

For Release May 12, 2015 (COLLECTIVE CHANGES IS A PARTNER ORGANISATION TO THE CENTRE FOR GENDER ECONOMICS AND INNOVATION)

The World Bank SME Toolkit with GLEAN ™ Leadership Skills, LinkedIn Profiles and Chronus Software

Collective Changes Announces Availability of The World Bank SME Toolkit with GLEAN ™ Leadership Skills, LinkedIn Profiles and Chronus Software

“Just In Time” Business and Leadership Skills for Emerging Markets

Seattle—May 12, 2015 The World Bank SME Toolkit with GLEAN ™ Leadership Skills, LinkedIn […]

The ‘All blokes’ versus the ‘Gender Diverse’. Guess which boards perform better?

Womens Agenda, Angela Preistley 23 April 2015

“For many people, it’s simple common sense. Gender diverse boards offer more diverse ideas and better decision-making.

But for those who need the proof, new research from the Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation and Infinitas Asset Management offers some compelling data. Indeed, the 34 all-bloke boards on the ASX 200 have some work to do when it comes to financial performance.

The research launched today finds that companies with […]

Boards featuring women perform better than all-male ones, Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation study finds.

Susanne Moore, Chair of The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation and Steve MacDonald, CEO and co Founder, Infinitas Asset Management talking yesterday with ABC World Today about the launch of the Infinitas/C4GEi Diversity Performance Index with Lindy Kerin 23 April, 2015

“Australian companies where women hold at least a quarter of the board positions perform better than those with all-male boards, research has found. The Centre for Gender Economics and Innovation (C4GEi) and Infinitas […]

How can we nurture female tech entrepreneurs? By Ryan Holmes Mar 6 2015

By Ryan Holmes via ‘Agenda’ World Economic Forum
Mar 6 2015

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“That women are underrepresented in the startup community is hardly news. Just 1.3% of percent of founders at privately held, venture-backed companies are women, according to a 2012 Dow Jones study titled Women at the Wheel. After all these years, the face of tech startups […]

Gail Romero talks Gender Economics

Gail Romero presents the concepts of Gender Economics to CELD Women’s Leadership Summit in Dubai, November 19th and 20th 2014
Gail Romero talks Gender Economics

Diversity is NOT a HR Issue

Yes sorry, HR people!  Its true, Gender Diversity is NOT a Human Resources issue – it is an organisational opportunity!  Yes thats right folks, it is all about the opportunity of opening up your organisation to INNOVATION through DIVERSITY and GENDER BALANCE.  So often we think of diversity as just talking about women, but that is not the case.  Increasingly cultural diversity is the opportunity to reap the benefits of different perspectives, practices and culture. […]

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    Why it matters that Super Fund Managers have Gender Balance on their Board

Why it matters that Super Fund Managers have Gender Balance on their Board

I was listening to the National Press Club discussion about Superannuation today with a panel including John Brogden, former politician and now Chief Exec of the Financial Services Council.  Brogden is expected to head up  AICD in early 2015 and he said that “looking forward twenty years, when the head of AMP for example has $200 million of super funds to invest, he and others like him, will be listened to”.  They will be […]

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    The Gender Focus in the DNA of Science and Technology Education – Gloria Bonder

The Gender Focus in the DNA of Science and Technology Education – Gloria Bonder

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    Emma Watson calls on men to help fight gender inequality: ‘It’s your issue too’

Emma Watson calls on men to help fight gender inequality: ‘It’s your issue too’

What a fantastic contribution to the Gender Economics Movement as Emma Watson UN Women Goodwill Ambassador echoes the joint role men and women have in reducing Gender inequality!

The actress launched a new UN initiative called “HeForShe”

During a speech made in New York as part of her role as UN Women Goodwill ambassador, the Harry Potter actress questioned how her objective will ever be reached if only half the population take part.

Her talk came as […]

Diversity Spend in Relation to (perceived) Value – 5 QUESTION SURVEY

I am keen to understand what the average spend is on Diversity programs and how this spend relates to other organisational priorities. From my experience so far, it seems that there is commonly an amount spent on setting up the Diversity Board and then very often the program stalls. I am continually dismayed at the rhetoric that says that organisations are keen to increase gender balance, yet the amount spent on the activity is […]

Gender Bias and Performance Reviews ” The Double Bind “

This article gives an interesting insight into the language used in performance reviews and the impact this has on women in the workplace and by implication on the economy.

Although small in terms of sample size it illustrates perfectly the fine line women are walking in terms of Gender Bias.

The One Word Men Never See In Their Performance Reviews

It’s a scenario that could be straight out of a textbook on gender bias:

“Jessica is really talented, […]

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    Teach Your Daughters Money Lessons They Will Never Forget – Forbes

Teach Your Daughters Money Lessons They Will Never Forget – Forbes

“Teach Your Daughters Money Lessons They Will Never Forget “-  REBLOGGED FROM FORBES BUSINESS
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“When you teach your children about money, you have to be aware of the unspoken messages you impart to them — especially to your daughters.

My parents always told me that the sky was the limit, and that I could be anything I wanted — but their actions told me something different. When my brother was 12 years old, he was […]

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    AICD – Women’s Governance Scholarships aimed at increasing representation of women on Boards

AICD – Women’s Governance Scholarships aimed at increasing representation of women on Boards

Its great to see the continuation of these programs which go beyond the concept of quota and provide the confidence and experience needed to venture into Board membership.

Program Directors state they are delighted to offer scholarship programs to high-performing women that support them in their director and executive careers.

This program will provide 40 scholarships to women currently working in executive roles in male dominated sectors aimed at supporting and developing their executive careers. In […]

Top 5 signs that you are a Game Changer !

We are often asked what is a Game Changer, this article on Linkedin.com provides an interesting exercise in self evaluation.

Let us know how you get on?

I was sitting in my office listening to a presentation from one of our outside consultants about the fast pace of current technology. “Our world has gone from where big ate small, to where quick eat slow,” said the speaker quoting Rupert Murdoch. It reminded me how much companies […]

Rape in the Fields of America

AUGUST 14, 2013 PBS Frontline

A recent article by PBS‘ Frontline, “Rape in the Fields (of America)”, 25 June 2013 talks about the issues that many female farm workers in America have to deal with on a daily basis just to earn a living. Many are subjected to rape, sexual innuendo and violence whilst they are trying to go about the working day. These are hard working low income workers who are trying […]

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    More women than ever sit on the UN Security Council, but what does it mean

More women than ever sit on the UN Security Council, but what does it mean

This interview with Joy Ogwu , the ambassador of Nigeria and the President of the Un Security Council,  makes a strong case for the continuing increase in Women within the UN , citing ” complimentarily” as the key word .

I would agree ,that moving forward its the only word , side by side harnessing the positive traits which are present in both men and women .

Ogwu agreed on the value of having strong, articulate […]

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    Getting Ford to ‘lean in’ – Article by Jennifer Gilhool, Speaker Gender Economics Conference

Getting Ford to ‘lean in’ – Article by Jennifer Gilhool, Speaker Gender Economics Conference

From the Detroit News, May 1, 2014 at 1:00 am
THE AUTO INDUSTRY
Getting Ford to ‘lean in’

Jennifer Gilhool

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140501/OPINION01/305010008#ixzz30YupDE9a
“Sheryl Sandberg will visit Ford Motor Company today. As a former Ford employee, I truly hope that this is a real step toward advancing more women to the executive ranks of the traditionally male-dominated company and industry.
The mere fact that Sandberg is visiting does not necessarily mean Ford has embraced a more enlightened view of […]

Interview with Susanne Moore at the Equal Pay Day for Women event

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    As the UAE economies shift, so there is movement on Gender Balance in the Board Room

As the UAE economies shift, so there is movement on Gender Balance in the Board Room

Times are changing.   Increased access to Education and Economic Growth in the Gulf is forcing societal change with the rise of educated women in the Middle East as a result of an increase in their personal wealth.  The recent Reuters article, April 26, 2014, “Women Edge Into Gulf Boardrooms As Economies, Societies Shift, Solid economic growth in the Gulf is paving way for more female representation at top tier management.” says;
“estimates that wealth personally […]

“Women and the World Economy”

In this article, in Project Syndicate September 2013, Christine Lagarde says if we increase women’s participation in the workforce, we will see increases in GDP.
“The potential gains from a larger female workforce are striking. In Egypt, for example, if the number of female workers were raised to the same level as that of men, the country’s GDP could grow by 34%. In the United Arab Emirates, GDP would expand by 12%, in Japan by 9%, and […]

Gender Economics is “Smart Economics”

Danny Leipziger introduces the World Bank’s efforts on achieving gender parity, calling it Gender Economics as “Smart Economics”. (This video was uploaded to YouTube on 26 June 2008)

Empower Women and Recharge the World

Muhtar Kent, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at The Coca-Cola Company, shared his article, Empower Women and Recharge the World, on Linkedin on January 14, 2014.

Our future depends on women. All around the world, women entrepreneurs, women innovators, and women leaders in business, politics, academia, and culture are transforming societies and the global economy. And they will continue to do so.

Why? For starters, women represent the fastest-growing, most dynamic economic force […]

Introducing Collective Changes

Introducing Collective Changes and the Global Women’s Business Mentoring Program. Revolutionizing the mentoring relationship empowers women to succeed in business.

Seattle, WA (December 30, 2013) — Gail Romero, a seasoned professional in diversity, women’s economic power and social justice, announces the global launch of Collective Changes. Collective Changes is a women’s business mentoring program that matches mentees working in small to medium sized businesses and entrepreneurial ventures with leadership mentors in the small business, nonprofit […]

Introducing Jennifer Gilhool

Get to know Jennifer Gilhool, one of our conference speakers, in this interview with Rainmakers TV. Jennifer Gilhool is a lawyer and management executive who recently spent two years in China building an extraordinary team to manage international regulatory compliance for a Fortune 10 Company. She founded her own company, Pink Streak Ink, to work on issues of corporate diversity, leadership and education for women and girls around the globe. Jennifer recently published […]

Making drugs affordable to the world’s poorest

Can you see the implications for Gender (Economics) in this story from the New York Times on India’s Efforts to Aid Poor Worry Drug Makers ?  The skirmishing over Herceptin and other cancer medicines is part of a long-running struggle to make drugs affordable to the world’s poorest people.

Is it that capitalist thinking of scarcity and power that causes this and could a balance in gendered thinking provide different solutions to the pharmaceutical industries […]

Power Shift Forum 2013 – Cherie Blair

Cherie Blair CBE, a keynote speaker at the 2013 Power Shift Forum, talks about her work with the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women.

About Gender Economics

Gender Economics is the fusion of sociology, economics and gender studies and looks at shifting current perceptions of gender and how we use these perceptions in framing economic policy. Very often, it is an intersection of gender, values and beliefs that create policy decisions, many of which are based on outdated models. It is important that we start to understand how economic research is conducted, how the statistical analysis is created and how this […]

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