World Science Festival: Pioneering women scientists put gender equality under the microscope

Inspiring young women to pursue science and building their confidence is only the first step in bridging the gender equality gap in STEM fields, female scientists say.

“Gender equality is everyone’s business” — Lakshmi Puri

Remarks by UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the Forbes Second Edition of the Powerful Women Summit in Mexico on June 21, 2016.

HREA’s Gender Responsive Budgeting: An Online Webinar Series

Gender responsive budgeting is a tool to ensure that gender equality commitments are reflected and realized in public budgets. This e-learning course introduces participants to the concept, principles, tools and practical examples of gender responsive budgeting (GRB) and how to use it.

Digital Fluency Accelerates Global Gender Equality

New research from Accenture finds that women are better at using digital skills to gain education and find work. Because women are underrepresented in the workplace in most countries, they are a significant source of untapped talent.

Hillary Clinton calls on world to break down barriers holding back girls

In a video address to Women Deliver, a major women’s health and rights conference, U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said gender equality must be made a priority in the drive to meet new UN development goals.

What Works: Gender Equality By Design

Gender equality is a moral and a business imperative. But unconscious bias holds us back, and de-biasing people’s minds has proven to be difficult and expensive. Diversity training programs have had limited success, and individual effort alone often invites backlash. Behavioral design offers a new solution. By de-biasing organizations instead of individuals, we can make smart changes that have big impacts. Presenting research-based solutions, Iris Bohnet provides the tools required to move the needle in classrooms and boardrooms, in hiring and promotion, benefiting businesses, governments, and the lives of millions.

Will Data Help Close The Gender Pay Gap?

The gender pay gap is closing, but it’s still got a long way to go. Seventy-nine cents on the dollar for women says the Census Bureau. Better for some. Worse for others. You can find all kinds of reasons, but a new wave of innovators is saying ‘let’s just close the gap.” They’re using new data, and new approaches to power, and more to get that done. NPR takes a look at a new push on the gender wage gap in America.

‘Gender Equality by Design’: Building a More Inclusive (and Productive) Workplace

A new book by Harvard University professor Iris Bohnet, “What Works: Gender Equality By Design,” argues that tweaking the ways companies identify, develop and promote talent can improve equality and diversity at a “shockingly low cost and high speed.” Here are some of the key takeaways from Bohnet’s book.

100% Talent Signatory Microsoft Discusses Changing Org Culture and a ‘Growth Mindset’

The company skipped its annual employee meeting last year and held a hackathon instead.  Employees are going through mandatory diversity training to help them recognize their unconscious biases.  And in perhaps the most radical departure of all, company leaders are coaching their teams to stop interrupting each other.