Tag Archives: Women

Women in the Food Industry

The food industry continues to be a booming sector in the United States that faces a contradiction between the leaders of the industry and those who make the purchasing decisions. Women account for the vast majority of food-purchasing decisions in the United States and also make up almost half the entry-level workforce in the food industry, …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2017

The World Economic Forum has just published the 2017 edition of The Global Gender Gap Report. The findings in this year’s report show that, overall, 68% of the global gender gap has been closed. This is a slight deterioration on 2016 and 2015, when the gap was 68.3% and 68.1%, respectively. Behind the decline is …
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Women in Law Firms

Law firms have many of the right policies and programs in place to improve gender diversity, but more can be done to translate stated commitments into measurable outcomes. The survey by Mckinsey finds that law firms are taking important steps to increase gender equality. The report is available from the McKinsey website.

Maternidad y trayectoria profesional

More than a quarter of women in Spain say they have postponed or renounced having children in favor of their careers, according to a new study conducted by IESE Business School in partnership with Ordesa Laboratories. The report highlights the main obstacles for the advancement of working mothers: the distribution of responsibilities and duties at …
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Quinto informe de las mujeres en los Consejos del IBEX-35

The report, carried out by the Spanish consultancy firm Comunicación ATREVIA together with IESE, analyzes the recent evolution of female participation on the boards of directors of the companies listed on Spain’s benchmark index, the IBEX-35. To access the full report, visit the IESE Insight website.

Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work for

Google is the No. 1 place to work for the eighth time in 11 years. Wegmans Food Markets and strategy consultants the Boston Consulting Group follow up in second and third place, respectively. To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in …
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The Best Countries for Women

Sweden was ranked the best place in the world for women in The US News & World Reports’ Best Countries survey, based on 9,000 respondents’ opinions and ranked among 80 countries. Canada and United Kingdom follow up in second and third place, respectively. Spain ranks 19th. The Swedish government calls gender equality one of the “cornerstones” of the country’s society. The concept …
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The Companies of the Year

Alphabet (Google), Facebook and Amazon are among the 2016’s companies of the year, according to Fortune. This year, 34 names showed up on at least four of the seven most rigorous annual rankings—the Fortune 500, ­Global 500, Best Companies to Work For, Change the World list, World’s Most Admired Companies, 100 Fastest-Growing Companies, and Businessperson of the Year. …
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The Gender Employment Gap: Challenges and Solutions

Eurofound has just published the report “The gender employment gap: Challenges and solutions.” The study explores the main characteristics and consequences of gender gaps in labour market participation. It finds that the total cost of a lower female employment rate was €370 billion in 2013, corresponding to 2.8% of EU GDP. The report also examines …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2016

The World Economic Forum has just published the 11th edition of “The Global Gender Gap Report”. The study quantifies the magnitude of gender disparities and tracks their progress over time, with a specific focus on the relative gaps between women and men across four key areas: health, education, economy and politics. According to the 2016 …
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