What does gender and diversity equality bring to the business table?

  Ignore gender and diversity equality at your peril should be the mantra of the global business world. Yet whilst gender and ethnic diversity in business has been a hot topic over the last five years, many companies continue to pay little more than lip service to the concept. A 2015 study by PwC found … Continued

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Highlights from the European Commission’s 2017 gender equality report

  Within the European Union, gender equality remains a fundamental value. Since 1957, the EU has worked to initiate gender-responsive treaties as a means to promote economic equality and tolerance. In response to this continued effort, the European Commission has released their 2017 Report on Equality Between Women and Men in the EU. Along with … Continued

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How is the Gender Unit at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya tackling gender inequality in STEM?

In the last of our interviews with key speakers who presented at SGEC 8th -9th June 2017, Sergi Fàbregues discusses how the Gender Unit at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya is tackling gender inequality in STEM.     Sergi Fàbregues is Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Education at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain. He holds … Continued

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How is gender imbalance weakening the higher education system?

Dr Sally Everett discusses unconscious bias when it comes to the concept of a good leader, in the next of our interviews with key speakers presenting at SGEC 8th-9th June 2017     Dr Sally Everett is Deputy Dean (Quality and Student Experience) at the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). She … Continued

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The University of California Davis’s ADVANCE programme’s efforts to increase the representation of female faculty

  Linda P. B. Katehi talks about the University of California Davis’s ADVANCE programme’s efforts to increase the representation of female faculty, in the next of our interviews with key speakers presenting at SGEC 8th-9th June 2017   Linda Katehi is Chancellor Emerita, Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Women and Gender Studies … Continued

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The Rochester Institute of Technology’s AdvanceRIT project and how women can counter bias

  Dr Margaret Bailey talks about the Rochester Institute of Technology’s AdvanceRIT project and how women can counter bias in the next of our interviews with key speakers presenting at SGEC 8th-9th June 2017   Dr Margaret Bailey is the principal investigator (PI) and director for the NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation project, AdvanceRIT. The goal … Continued

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In the next of our SGEC interviews we hear from Dr Susanne Maria Schmidt about the work Accenture is doing to help businesses close the gender pay gap.

  Dr Schmidt is Managing Director Financial Services and Women Initiative Lead for Austria, Switzerland and Germany at Accenture. Susanne has been with Accenture since 2013, following a position as Senior Vice President at Sal. Oppenheim jr. & Cie, and as Managing Director of the largest German economic think tank, DIW Berlin. She is also … Continued

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