Everyone Stands to Gain When More Women take Top Positions in Businesses

06 Mar 2018

The cost of not allowing women to contribute in the same way as men is too great, not only for companies, but for society as a whole.
Since women make up half of the population of our region, it would make sense for them to have a similar representation in the different sectors of society. … Read more

More women in decision-making positions in business benefits all

28 Feb 2018 by Jessica Faieta

If women and men played an identical role in labor markets, $28 trillion would be added to the global economy by 2025.
According to ILO, women represent only 4.2% of CEOs among the 1,269 listed companies. Furthermore, almost half of the executive boards in the region are comprised exclusively of men with women making up only 8.5% of membership on average. … Read more

Making the Business Case for Gender Equality

28 Feb 2018 by Achim Steiner and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

                                                                  Gender bias remains a significant obstacle to global progress. Photo: UNDP Peru
Empowering women and girls is key to achieving all 17 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. At the moment, however, gender bias remains a significant obstacle to global progress; this prejudice is particularly acute in the workplace. … Read more

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