Archive | March, 2013

Women in Football – Spring Event 22 March

Women in Football (WiF) are organising their Spring event as follows: Date: Friday 22nd March 2013   Time: Workshops 4pm-5.30pm, event arrival from 6pm for 6.45pm start   Venue: Stamford Bridge, Chelsea (Nearest station: Fulham Broadway) Opening the evening debate is Heather Rabbatts, the first woman to be appointed to the FA board, before three […]

8 March – International Women’s Day

The first International Women’s Day was introduced by the United Nations General Assembly in 1977, when it invited its member states to proclaim 8 March as the UN Day for women’s rights and world peace. It is now an official holiday in quite a few countries such as China (for women only), Russia, Cuba, Ukraine, […]

Sheryl Sandberg – Facebook COO

Sheryl Sandberg has served as the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook since 2008 and was elected in 2012 to its board of directors. After a career as Chief of Staff to the United States Department of Treasury under Bill Clinton, she joined Google in 2001 as a Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations, […]

Best paid jobs for women

Forbes has published the list of the 20 best-paying jobs for women in 2013 in the US. Number one on the list is pharmacist, one of the few jobs, where women earn 100% as much as their male colleagues and where they represent 52% of all pharmacists. Nine out of the twenty jobs were in […]

Women in Leadership Positions – SportAccord

SportAccord, the umbrella organisation for both the Olympic and non-Olympic International Sports Federations, has published for the second time since 2012 its factsheet regarding leadership positions of women in their member organisations. The percentage of women within decision making bodies of the 107 sports federations remains low at 13%, despite 71 positions having been created […]