100% Talent Signatory Mercer Achieves EDGE Certification for Gender Equity in the Workplace

Congratulations to Mercer on this international recognition for their efforts to achieve workplace gender equity, promote women, and reduce the gender pay gap.

Check out some of Mercer’s groundbreaking research on advancing women in the workplace through their When Women Thrive initiative.

Why Iceland’s New Pay Equity Law Will Only Go So Far in Closing the Gender Pay Gap

Iceland is trying a new approach for government certification that companies pay men and women the same for equal work. But there is doubt as to how much of a silver bullet this will be in closing the pay gap.

Gender Equality in Medical Research Long Overdue, Study Finds

Research labs may be short-changing women by ignoring differences between male and female animals in experiments to discover new drugs, suggesting sexual equality in scientific studies is overdue, researchers said on Monday.

‘Radical change’ needed on unpaid care work, report finds

With women still bearing the burden of unpaid domestic work around the world, a new report is calling for a “radical” change of laws, policies and social attitudes to address the imbalance. The extra time women spend on unpaid work is undermining progress on gender equality, the report’s coordinators told Devex, laying out a series of recommendations for reform.

A Coalition of Female and Male CEOs Is Pushing for Gender Parity

Twenty seven prominent company leaders, a mix of men and women, have just come together to launch Paradigm for Parity, an organization committed to making significant progress toward gender equality in the business world by 2030. The new coalition comprises current and former CEOs from companies like 100% Talent signatory Bank of America, LinkedIn and the Huffington Post.

It’s not just women that need to support gender equality in the workplace

The evidence for gender diversity in management is clear. Companies with female board members have 40% higher growth income and almost 50% higher average return on equity.  Hear one ‘manbassador’s take on why female leadership is needed in the U.S. and international banking industries.

President Barack Obama: “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like”

“In my lifetime we’ve gone from a job market that basically confined women to a handful of often poorly paid positions to a moment when women not only make up roughly half the workforce but are leading in every sector, from sports to space, from Hollywood to the Supreme Court.”  President Obama reflects on the work done and work left to do in achieving gender equality.

IMF Analyzes Fiscal Policies That Promote Gender Equality, Releases Toolkit

The IMF has conducted the first-ever global review of policymakers’ use of tax and spending policies to promote gender equality and has released an online database toolkit of gender equality indicators worldwide.

Development’s Gender Gap: The Case for More Funding for Women and Girls

The gender gap in development assistance persists despite a substantial body of evidence confirming that investment in women yields high returns on poverty eradication, economic growth, and food security.  Foreign Affairs explores how development leaders could meet broad international goals by elevating advancement for women and girls as a global priority.