There isn’t a single country on track to make the UN’s targets for gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content There isn’t a country in the world that’s currently set to achieve gender equality by the UN’s target of 2030. Not a single nation is doing enough to improve the lives of women and […]

South Africa’s cabinet is now 50% women for the first time ever

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content For the first time in South Africa’s history, women now make up half of the government’s cabinet, following changes implemented by recently-elected president Cyril Ramaphosa. One of the women appointed to a ministerial position […]

Gender equality within junior enterprises: the effect of President’s gender

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Maxime Delatte, the Executive Vice President of Solvay Consulting Club (SCC). The opinions discussed in this article belong to the writer. Nowadays, gender equality is all over the news. Legally, culturally and organisationally, it is shaping today’s world. However, several factors are playing a pivotal […]

How ‘savings circles’ empower women in rural Africa

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Senior Writer, Formative Content In a rural community in the small African country of Burundi, 16 women squeeze on to narrow wooden benches, arranged in a rugged circle under the shadow of banana trees. One woman’s […]

This is what the gender pay gap looks like in eight countries

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content There’s good and bad news for working women across the globe: the gender pay gap is narrowing, but it still persists. That’s according to the Gender Pay Gap 2019 report from job and […]

This app uses augmented reality to rewrite ‘herstory’

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content History is written by the victors. It’s also written largely by men. In 2015, a study of 614 popular history books that were published in the United States found that more than three-quarters […]

Progress on gender equality is too slow, says OECD on International Women’s Day

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Governments around the world are paying more attention to gender equality but progress is too slow and uneven, and much remains to be done to increase women’s rights, opportunities and participation in public life and senior jobs, according to the OECD.   Despite gender equality reforms […]

International Women’s Day 2019: more equality, but change is too slow

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. On the occasion of this year’s International Women’s Day, the Commission has published its 2019 report on equality between women and men in the EU. The good news is that Europe is making progress; however, we must speed up change. The Juncker Commission has […]

Gender parity can boost economic growth. Here’s how

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura D’Andrea Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley From the #MeToo movement to policy initiatives aimed at uncovering gender gaps in the economy and reducing gender pay inequality, the global […]

It’s time to fulfil the promises made to women 25 years ago

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Bjorn Andersson, Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund International Women’s Day 2019 coincides with the 25th anniversary of a revolution that is unfinished – a revolution that symbolises not only all the aspirations of Women’s Day year after […]

How to beat gender stereotypes: learn, speak up and react

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ina Toegel, Professor of Leadership and Organisational Change, IMD Business School & Maude Lavanchy, Research associate, IMD Business School “Life is not fair; get used to it.” The famous first rule of Bill Gates’s “11 rules you will never […]

Why #Wherearethewomen? is an $11 trillion question

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: LeAnna Roaf, Intern, World Economic Forum & Maha Eltobgy, Head of Future of LT Investing, Infrastructure and Development, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum & Natalya Guseva, Head of Investors Cluster, Engagement Management, World Economic Forum Can […]

International Women’s Day: Where does she belong?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alison Kay, Global Vice-Chair, Industry, EY “She belongs…” How would you complete this sentence? To celebrate International Women’s Day, EY is using the hashtag #SheBelongs. Here’s three things that came to mind for me: She belongs in the classroom […]

Gender equality in STEM is possible. These countries prove it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Alex Thornton, Senior Writer, Formative Content There should be no shortage of inspirational role models for young girls dreaming of a career in science. Women have been responsible for some of the most important scientific breakthroughs that shaped the […]

International Women’s Day 2019: women’s power in politics

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. Ahead of the European elections, MEPs and national MPs will discuss women’s power in politics during an inter-parliamentary committee meeting on Thursday. MEPs and more than 20 MPs from 15 EU national parliaments and Norway will attend this meeting marking International Women’s Day (IWD). […]

Female leaders warn about the erosion of women’s rights

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content Just a week before International Women’s Day, a new group of female leaders has voiced its fears that full gender equality may not be achieved – and that it’s actually being eroded. The […]

This woman changed the world of work – and you’ve probably never heard of her

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer , Formative Content When you think of the big names in tech who have revolutionized the way we work, Evelyn Berezin probably doesn’t come to mind. Yet she developed the first computerized word processor, which […]

EU fundamental rights under threat in several member states

This article is brought to you in association with the European Parliament. The European Parliament denounces gender violence and discrimination, breaches of rule of law and hate speech in its assessment of fundamental rights in the EU in 2017. In a non-legislative resolution adopted on Wednesday with 390 votes to 153 and 63 abstentions, MEPs call […]

Women’s voices must be heard in the battle to save the ocean

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Liswood, Secretary-General, Council of Women World Leaders The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 14 is focused on the effort to conserve and sustain the world’s oceans, seas and marine resources. It is an essential goal for the life […]

We have to fight for a fairer tech industry for women

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gillian Tans, President and Chief Executive Officer, Booking.com The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2019 reveals that we have closed 68% of the gender gap worldwide. The survey predicts that it will take 108 years to achieve […]

Three ways to improve your corporate culture in the #MeToo era

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Barri Rafferty, Partner, President and CEO, Ketchum In the United States, 81% of women and 43% of men said they had experienced sexual harassment or assault, according to a recent national study. These numbers are higher than past research […]

3 vital steps to a new gender equality playbook

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Carolyn Tastad, Group President, North America, Procter & Gamble & Deanna Bass, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion, Procter & Gamble We launched the “Women at Work: Myth vs. Reality” installation on the promenade of Davos last January. For […]

Do men and women really have different leadership styles?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Aleksandra Gadzala, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; CEO, Magpie Advisory In many ways, 2018 has been a monumental year for women’s political leadership around the world. In the United States, women played a bigger role in the […]

Will AI make the gender gap in the workplace harder to close?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sue Duke, Senior Director, Public Policy, LinkedIn Each year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report examines the state of gender parity in the world of work. This year, the report found that while the global gender gap […]

To hope or doubt? The state of women’s progress in the world

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Laura Liswood, Secretary-General, Council of Women World Leaders I often invoke the words of United States abolitionist Frederick Douglass when asked about the state of women’s progress globally: “there is no progress without struggle”. More than 110 diverse women, […]

These 4 Nordic countries hold the secret to gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Writer, Formative Content Nordic countries lead the world at closing the gender gap and, in recent years, have taken root at the top of the global rankings. But why are these nations so far ahead of others? […]

Hiring more female leaders is good for profits. Here’s the evidence

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer What’s the economic benefit of diversity? While the moral and societal benefits of widening participation in the workplace are widely accepted, accurately quantifying its effect on the bottom line is a relatively new phenomenon. Now, […]

How do we really feel about women leaders?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Silvana Koch-Mehrin, Founder, Women in Parliaments Global Forum Over the last two years, the movement for fairness and equality between men and women has found renewed energy and conviction around the world. In public life, in politics, in […]

Why do humanitarian crises disproportionately affect women?

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kate Whiting, Senior Writer, Formative Content The battle for gender equality is gaining ground in both the developed and developing world. But when countries are hit by crises, women and girls are worse affected than males, according to […]

Women’s rights in Asia – how far have we come?

  This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum.   Author: Bjorn Andersson Asia-Pacific Regional Director, United Nations Population Fund In 1994, something remarkable happened at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo. After years of often heated negotiations, 179 governments agreed on […]

We need a global convention to end workplace sexual harassment

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Caroline Kende-Robb, Secretary General, Care International This past year, the #MeToo movement has seen celebrities, politicians, journalists and many high-profile people discuss experiences of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace – in all their multiple forms, including […]

Tunisia wants to change inheritance rules to boost gender equality

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content Tunisia is pushing forward with legislation that would give women equal inheritance rights, despite drawing criticism from some Islamic scholars. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, said the Tunisian […]

More needs to be done to bridge the digital gender divide

This article is brought to you in association with OECD. Barriers to access, education and skills, as well as ingrained socio-cultural biases, are driving a digital gender divide that is holding back women’s participation in the digital economy, according to a new OECD report. Bridging the Digital Gender Divide: Include, Upskill, Innovate says women are not […]