Archive | July, 2013

Why men need women

Two Danish researchers looked into the reasons why certain men are more generous than others. They looked at the wages male chief executives paid their staff over the course of 10 years and the conclusions were quite astonishing. On average, they paid their employees less, once they became fathers, but only if it was a […]

Women treated as ‘window dressing’

Gabby Logan, English TV and radio presenter, has spoken up about the female presenters on Sky Sports. She says that they are there to provide ‘window dressing’ next to their male colleagues. In an interview given to Radio Times, she points out that: ‘It’s fine if they’re given a career path, but there have never […]

Close the gender gap: Act now

The OECD published a report in December 2012 that looked in depth at the effects of the gender gap in OECD countries. The results are not very encouraging. In general, there is a 16% pay gap between men and women, it increases to 22% in families with at least one child. Women pay a high […]

Women and networking

This interesting article, supported by various studies, looks at why women seem to struggle more with networking than men. One of the main arguments is that when women network, they want to build a relationship, for men it is a transaction. So, if you want to know more about why networking does not come naturally to […]

Unlocking women’s full potential

In 2011, McKinsey undertook an in-depth research in order to understand how women contributed to the US economy and how companies could unlock the full potential of women. The results were that women only develop an interest in becoming leaders, once they have reached middle management. In addition, women in general have strong convictions about their abilities […]

Walt Disney – Looking back in time

A look back in history reveals this rejection letter from 1938 from Walt Disney addressed to a young woman who wanted to become an animator. She was encouraged to become Inkers and Painters as ‘women do not do any of the creative work in connection with preparing the cartoons for the screen, as that work is performed […]

TIME – 100 most influential people

Recently, TIME Magazine has published its 2013 list of the 100 most influential people on the planet. Amongst them, 35 women. It seems to be a reflection of the fact that women lead only 17 of the world’s 195 countries, they only hold 19.6% of seats in national governments and 10% of seats on boards […]

The FA – Kick off your career

The English Football Association has launched a campaign that encourages women and girls to turn their passion for football into a job. Together with The Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation, the campaign ‘Kick Off Your Career’ wishes to encourage girls and women to consider a career within football. The campaign is also supported by former […]

Warren Buffett’s advice to women

Warren Buffett is generally considered as being the most succeesful investor of the 21st century, having amassed a fortune of around $53 billion, and named one of the most influential persons by TIME Magazine in 2012. He is also known for having together with Bill Gates created ‘The Giving Pledge’ , a campaign that encourages […]