quarta-feira, 22 de janeiro de 2014


Fewer than 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs are women. In the world’s biggest economies, just over double that percentage hold boardroom positions. The world’s political leadership is only marginally more representative, with 17% of ministerial positions held by women. Just 11% of heads of government or state are women.
Reliable global data is hard to come by in other sectors, but US data shows that in the media fewer than 10% of the top managers in newspapers are female. Of the largest NGOs, 12% are woman-led. In education, an outlier, a quarter of university and college presidents are female.

So gender is on the agenda at Davos as a major global challenge. There are six programme sessions specifically focused on gender, and many more touch upon the subject within the context of other topics, such as ageing or education, so that the issue gains wide exposure among participants. This includes a major BBC debate that takes a systemic view of gender parity. (...). Leia o post completo « The hard facts on gender».

E também este: «Behind every great woman is a great man» que começa assim:

«Gender is once again on the World Economic Forum’s agenda. At this year’s Annual Meeting, a series of sessions will focus on the desirability of advancing the rights and economic power of women and girls around the world, and of continuing to close the gender gap in Western C-suites, boardrooms, parliaments and presidencies. These discussions will build on the Global Gender Gap Report 2013, published last November. Although many countries, including developed countries, still have far to go, the proportion of women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies is inching upwards. Indeed, the appointment of Mary Barra, the first woman CEO of General Motors, gives new meaning to the old American line: “What’s good for GM is good for the country.”
The part of the story that does not get told, however, is that behind almost every female CEO mother is a man who is a primary caregiver. Reports, panel discussions and media reports still focus overwhelmingly on measuring the participation of women in what has traditionally been the world of men. But it is equally important to measure the participation of men in what has traditionally been the world of women.».

E mais endereços: O PROGRAMA DO FÓRUM 2014   e para outra  informação o Women Leaders and Gender Parity .

1 comentário:

  1. Não é um comentário, apenas uma chamada de atenção para a entrada em vigor, a 15 do corrente, na Nigéria de uma normativa anti-homossexuais que agudiza uma situação já gravíssima naquele país e em muitos outros países africanos. Esta é a minha fonte, como sempre, em italiano. Peço desculpa, mas não consegui encontrar uma correspondência em português.