With tremendous global activism for women's equality, there is now, more than ever, a strong momentum to close the gender gap. At Common Impact, we recognize the need for gender parity across all sectors and are consistently working to hone our unique model of social impact to design programs that both engage and develop female leaders at all levels of their careers. It has been proven time and time again that gender-balanced teams deliver better and more sustainable performance and that companies with more gender-balanced leadership teams out-perform those with less.
James Brown famously sang, “This is a man’s world.” However, perhaps the most notable part of that chorus and song is the second verse: “…But it wouldn’t be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl.”
Discussing how to increase internet access for women around the world
Nilmini Rubin, vice president for International Development at Tetra Tech, discusses the growing divide in connectivity between women and men online in EQUALS’ blog. Nilmini explains how the same reasons women lack equal access to necessities such as electricity, water, education, and health care are causing the divide to not only persist, but grow.
Gender equality is now a top priority for 78% of companies (up from 56% in 2012), yet less than half of employees feel we’re doing enough. While the pay gap (for equal work) is closing, the promotion gap isn’t, leaving women making 76 cents on the dollar compared to men. And the gender gap isn’t expected to close for another 170 years. That’s too long to wait!
CINCINNATI, OH, February 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Ohio Diversity Council is proud to announce Veteran Political Strategist, Donna Brazile, as their 2017 Ohio Women’s Conference keynote speaker. The conference will be held on May 9, 2017 at the University of Cincinnati. This annual event focuses on professional development, community, networking, entrepreneurship, and women’s health.
DALLAS, November 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The National Diversity Council is proud to honor Whitney Shelley with the 2016 DFW Woman of the Year Award, which was presented at the Dallas Women’s Conference on November 3, 2016. Ms. Shelley is the Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer at Denbury Resources, an independent oil and natural gas company specializing in enhanced oil recovery. With more than 20 years of experience in senior level human resources roles, Shelley has undoubtedly proved that she is deserving of such a distinguished award.
By Amy Domini, founder of Domini Social Investments and partner in The Sustainability Group
As I was working on this article, the old Buffalo Springfield lyrics kept buzzing through my mind. “There's something happening here; what it is ain't exactly clear.” The more I looked at actual research about women as investors, both as investment managers and as persons making decisions about how and where to entrust their savings, a conundrum became apparent. Women are good investors, better than men, but women are not trusted to run portfolios.