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  • Female entrepreneurs vital to economy

    5 December 2019

    Female entrepreneurs vital to economy Network / 5 December 2019, 06:00am / Lyse Comins Ithala Development Finance Corporation’s (IDFC) 2019 Imbokodo Iyazenzela Awards winners were Nokuthula Memela, first runner-up from Kokstad, councillor Vusi Mngadi; Pearl Bengu IDFC Group chief executive; Philisiwe Mkhonza, winner from Vryheid; Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Nomusa Dube-Ncube and Sibongiseni Mthethwa, second runner-up from Pietermaritzburg.

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    Read the full article at iol.co.za
  • A quota for women on supervisory boards? A round-up of reactions

    5 December 2019

    December 4, 2019 Photo: Depositphotos.com MPs on Tuesday voted to bring in a 30% quota for the number of women on listed companies’ supervisory boards. It’s a step which has been years in the making and one that is not supported by the biggest coalition party – the VVD. In addition, the motion does not place any requirement on company management boards with regard to women, although the government has a 30% target. Here’s a round up of reactions.

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    Read the full article at dutchnews.nl
  • Men Say They Want Paid Leave but Then Don’t Use All of It. What Stops Them?

    5 December 2019

    Men today are as likely as women to say they need to have time off work to care for babies, aging parents or sick family members, new data show. Yet men are much less likely than women to actually take leave if it’s not paid — and even if it is paid, they take much shorter leaves than women do. This is true even though many men say they want to share caregiving responsibilities equally, and despite the fact that they are more likely than women to have access to paid leave.

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    Read the full article at The New York Times
  • The Top 25 Most Powerful Women

    28 November 2019

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    Read the full article at Forbes Welcome
  • The Other Gender Gap: Leisure Time

    28 November 2019

    Brigid Schulte and Aymann Ismail discuss the other gender gap.

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    Read the full article at Slate Magazine
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