World Economic Forum report finds despite rising awareness, women continue to lag in pay and professional advancement in private sector

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Author: Xinhua

Con motivo del centésimo aniversario del Día Internacional de las Mujeres, el Fondo de Desarrollo de la ONU para las Mujeres (UNIFEM) y el Pacto Global de la ONU (UNGC) hicieron el día 8 un llamado a la comunidad empresarial para que pongan en práctica de manera activa medidas encaminadas a impulsar el empoderamiento y la inclusión de las mujeres en la fuerza de trabajo, sobre todo en reclutamiento y contratación....presentaron...un documento llamado "Principios de Empoderamiento de las Mujeres: Igualdad es Negocio" que incluye siete pasos que las compañías deben dar para empoderar a las mujeres en los lugares de trabajo.

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Author: Département de l’information des Nations Unies

En cette célébration de la Journée internationale de la femme, une initiative visant à renforcer l’autonomisation des femmes a été lancée, ce matin, au Siège des Nations Unies à New York.... L’initiative conjointe UNIFEM-Pacte mondial des Nations Unies, intitulée « principes pour le renforcement de l’autonomie des femmes – égalité signifie travail », propose sept mesures que peuvent prendre les entreprises pour promouvoir l’autonomisation des femmes à la fois dans le monde du travail et sur le marché de l’emploi, a expliqué Mme Inés Alberdi, Directrice exécutive de l’UNIFEM… Les différents principes proposés se basent aussi sur des facteurs sous-jacents qui ont une incidence sur les affaires, comme la violence à l’égard des femmes… [fait référence à Copel (Companhia Paranaense de Energia)]

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8 March 2010

Press release: Business failing to close the corporate Gender Gap

Author: World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum’s Corporate Gender Gap Report 2010 found that the world’s biggest employers are losing out on female talent...A survey of 600 leading companies across 16 industries in 20 countries explored women’s participation in business and companies’ adherence to gender equality policies...The survey dimensions are a tool for business to assess performance and implement gender equality policies...

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8 March 2010

The Female Factor: Awareness Rises, but Women Still Lag in Pay

Author: Nicola Clark, New York Times

The [World Economic Forum]...surveyed 600 heads of human resources offices at the largest employers in 20 countries representing 16 different industries...Companies in the United States, Spain, Canada and Finland lead the world in employing the largest numbers of women from entry level to senior management...Yet the report also found that, despite increasing awareness of gender disparities in the workplace, women...continued to lag behind their male peers in many areas...Companies in India had the lowest percentage of female employees, 23 percent, just below Japan, with 24 percent…

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8 March 2010

The Women I Love (on Women's Day): Agitators Who Stand Up to Big Coal [USA]

Author: Jeff Biggers, in CommonDreams.org

On International Women's Day, let us now praise the muckrakers, the agitators, the coal mining women, the organizers, the fearless ones willing to stand up to Big Coal...I love two women agitators, in particular: Mary "Mother" Jones, and Agnes Burns Wieck.

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8 March 2010

[PDF] New Report: BSR’s HERproject Empowers Women and Improves Business in Six Countries

Author: Business for Social Responsibility

BSR’s HERproject—a factory-based women’s health initiative—has significantly improved women’s health awareness, leadership skills, and relationships with their employers, according to a new BSR report revealing results of research conducted after the first year of HERproject programs in China, Egypt, India, Mexico, Pakistan, and Vietnam... Participating companies include Abercrombie & Fitch, Clarks, Columbia Sportswear, HP, Levi Strauss & Co., Nordstrom, and Timberland.

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1 March 2010

[PDF] full report: "The Corporate Gender Gap Report 2010"

Author: Saadia Zahidi, World Economic Forum and Herminia Ibarra, INSEAD

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