Gender (in)equality

Strategic networking is harder for women. Here are some guidelines from a pro 

Networking is essential to help your business flourish, but women tend to limit their exposure to new people and new ideas. Hermiana Ibarra, professor of Organisational Behavior at London Business School, analyses why, in this piece below. Source: Why strategic networking is harder for women | Herminia Ibarra

Discrimination when pregnant no longer tolerated in the Netherlands

  In the two weeks since it’s possible, 550 Dutch women have reported being discriminated against at work because they’re pregnant. Companies who, for example, don’t extend a contract, will be punished. That’s good. But a radical change of mindset is required, that stops seeing children as the sole responsibility of women; that also stops …

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Lipstick Under My Burkha’s “lady-orientated” message got it banned in misogynous India

‘Brand India’ got another smudge when the film Lipstick under my Burkha was banned because it was too ‘lady orientated’ -whatever that means. I find it hard to believe that the land that many people associate with spirituality has such an appalling attitude towards women. Ironically Alankrita Shivastava is drawing attention to that very fact …

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