I was pleased to be invited to speak at the APEC meeting in Papua New Guinea that focused on women in the economy. I gave two talks and have promised to post the slides here on the website for the people who attended (and anyone else who might be interested). One speech, which was given on September 6, introduced the Global Business Coalition for Women’s Economic Empowerment, which originated in December 2014, launched at Chatham House...
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Soon the women's economic empowerment effort will need to scale to global proportions. At the Council on Foreign Relations, a discussion was held on the emerging landscape.
Why do men make more than women? Because some powerful men want it that way. If we are ever to get to equality, we are going to have to face this fact.
Today, the UK became the first country ever to make employers publicly disclose their gender pay gap. The reports are still coming in, but so far 9 of 10 are paying women less. It's gonna get ugly.
Someone at work thinks women are born muddled and math-challenged? Read this and fire back.
Conventional wisdom says women don't go into tech because they are scared of math and science. In the US, the truth is different. As huge numbers of women entered higher education, other competitive, quantitative, male-dominated fields snapped them up, leaving engineering and ICT behind. Today, these fields are small, having attracted few students of either gender.