Saudi Arabia is not exactly known as a female-friendly country. The Global Gender Gap Report 2012 ranks the kingdom on the bottom five (at number 131) in its index. Yet a recent development has incited a fresh uproar in the twittersphere. According to various news outlets, male guardians are notified via text messaging if their [...]
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Debra L. Ness, president of the National Partnership explains: “Pregnant women are being forced out of their jobs or denied minor job modifications that would allow them to remain in the workforce during their pregnancies even though employers routinely make similar modifications for male employees who have been injured, had heart attacks or are temporarily impaired. This contributes to the poverty spells so many families experience after having children, and it threatens the stability of millions of families. We can, and must, do better.”
By supporting women’s entrepreneurial development and political participation Al-Shuaiby is contributing to a global environment of empowerment for Arab women.
As a supporter of The International Alliance for Women, Femmeonomics plans to highlight the profile of one winner each day.
To detractors, the issue of supplier diversity may smack of reverse discrimination and even appear anti-competitive. Surely the best businesses should find their way into the supply chain of major companies. Here’s why it’s a good idea for companies to embrace this strategy.
Unfortunately for women, the road to upper management roles cannot be paved with good intentions alone. For many companies, this means moving past loosely organized women’s groups and relying on fixed objectives and cold, hard data.
In today’s news, women aren’t faring as well as men two years into an economic recovery, according to a new Pew Research study. Also, the first report by UN Woman shows underscores the need for increased legal rights for women.
An Orthodox Jewish newspaper in Brooklyn made headlines worldwide today by digitally removing Hillary Clinton from the now iconic photograph of President Barack Obama and his staff watching Navy SEALs move in on Osama bin Laden. Does no one see the irony in all this?