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Women and Trade: The Role of Trade in Promoting Gender Equality

The World Bank has recently published “Women and Trade: The Role of Trade in Promoting Gender Equality”. Trade can dramatically improve women’s lives, creating new jobs, enhancing consumer choices, and increasing women’s bargaining power in society. It can also lead to job losses and a concentration of work in low-skilled employment. Given the complexity and …
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Enhancing Equal Access to Opportunities for All in G20 Countries

Over recent years, globalisation, digitalisation, demographics and climate change have been transforming the way economies work. These trends have provided new opportunities for growth, but also deepened inequalities as the gains from growth have not been shared evenly amongst all. The COVID-19 pandemic – a global public health crisis without precedent in living memory – …
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Mujeres en los Consejos de las Empresas Cotizadas

The number of female directors on the boards of listed companies in Spain rose 3.9 percent during 2018 to reach a total of 268. This represents 20.3 percent of the total number of board members. The seventh annual report on the topic, prepared by IESE and Atrevia, highlights that these numbers still fall far short …
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2019 KPMG Women’s Leadership Study

When it comes to risk-taking in the workplace, seven in ten (69%) women are open to taking small risks to further their career, but far fewer (43%) are open to taking bigger risks that may be associated with career advancement,  according to a study of over 2,000 professional women by KPMG. The report is available from …
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The Best Countries for Women 2020

Denmark was ranked the best place in the world for women in The US News & World Reports’ Best Countries survey, based on 9,800 respondents’ opinions and ranked among 73 countries. Sweden and Netherlands follow up in second and third place, respectively. Spain ranks 17th. The ranking is derived from a compilation of five equally …
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Women, Business and the Law 2020

The World Bank has recently released the “Women, Business and the Law” report. The study measures 190 economies, tracking how laws affect women at different stages in their working lives and focusing on those laws applicable in the main business city. The Women, Business and the Law Index, composed by eight indicators structured around women’s …
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The Global Gender Gap Report 2020

The World Economic Forum has just published The Global Gender Gap Report 2020. Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. …
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GEM 2018/2019 Women’s Entrepreneurship Report

The GEM 2018/19 Women’s Entrepreneurship Report brings new findings for consideration by the diverse audience of researchers, policymakers, educators, and practitioners. The ultimate aim is to highlight areas where there are still gaps, challenges, and opportunities, where women entrepreneurs have made significant progress, and how ecosystems influence and are influenced by women entrepreneurs. The findings …
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Buenas Prácticas para la gestión de la igualdad, la diversidad y la mejora de la competitividad en la empresa

Do Spanish companies promote gender diversity and equal opportunities between men and women? A report by IESE’s Carmina Roca and Rafael Pich-Aguilera Women and Leadership Chair, based on a survey of the Spanish Association of Executives and Counselors, shows that there is still plenty of room for improvement. To access the full report, visit the IESE …
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The Best Countries for Women 2019

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 85 countries. Denmark and Canada follow up in second and third place, respectively. Spain ranks 19th. The ranking is derived from a compilation of five equally …
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