Tracking gender statistics in pursuit of SDG 5

To deepen the understanding of the different challenges women and men face in today’s world, statisticians use disaggregated data and gender statistics to allow for a unique insight into gender issues. The 6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics, organized by UN DESA’s Statistics Division and Statistics Finland, focused on data and statistical methods for the follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It was an opportunity to take stock of progress towards the … [Read more...]

Seven Sisters Wine Rises To Top Of Industry Out Of Poverty

Many people think wine is intimidating. Amateur sommeliers often speak at length about each aspect of the wine, from the look and color to the aroma to how the taste plays about the tongue. The entire wine experience can be prohibitively pretentious. That's why it is so exciting to see someone like Vivian Kleynhans dominate in the wine industry. Vivian recounts her early days entering the wine industry in 2003. She confides that she had absolutely no clue what she was doing or what she was … [Read more...]

Virtual Dialogue: Gender Equality Panel – 24 Oct to 11 Nov, 2016

This Virtual Dialogue will take place online from 24 October to 11 November, 2016 within the UN Women Training Centre Gender Equality Community of Practice (CoP), aimeing to reflect on how trainers are currently trained, developed or "made"; what qualifications they should have; what criteria and credentials they should meet; what kinds of professional ethics and standards they should aspire to uphold; how this should be decided and by whom; and what the opportunities and limitations of such … [Read more...]

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson

UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson shines spotlight on need to end child marriages New York/Lilongwe—On the eve of International Day of the Girl Child, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson today visited Malawi to shine a global spotlight on the need to end child marriage. She met with traditional chiefs and girls who have returned to school after having marriages annulled. In 2015, Malawi passed the Marriage, Divorce and Family Relations Act, raising the minimum age of marriage … [Read more...]

6th Global Forum on Gender Statistics – Helsinki, Finland, 24-26 October 2016

The Global Gender Statistics Programme is mandated by the United Nations Statistical Commission, implemented by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and coordinated by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics IAEG-GS. The Programme encompasses: improving coherence among existing initiatives on gender statistics through international coordination developing and promoting methodological guidelines in existing domains as well as in emerging areas of gender … [Read more...]

Happy Women’s Small Business Month

If you are a woman who is interested in starting or is currently running your own business, the next two weeks are dedicated to you! Join us on Facebook and Twitter to learn about our resources and the amazing women who used them to start and grow their businesses. When to Change Your Business Plan‏ Sometimes you need to stick to your business plan to make it work. Even a mediocre strategy consistently executed over time is better than a series of brilliant strategies that keep going … [Read more...]

UN Women Training Centre

The UN Women Training Centre is pleased to announce the online Community of Practice (CoP) on Training for Gender Equality is now part of our eLearning Campus. This online community and platform aims to support the informed discussion and reflection on the current trends of training and capacity development for gender equality, the collection and dissemination of good practices and the identification of institutions, opportunities and resources for training for gender equality at the global … [Read more...]

The Women of the Fortune 500 List: Traits and Strategies to Learn From

Although there are plenty of female CEO's and entrepreneurs making headlines these days, historically the Fortune 500 list has been reserved mostly for males, with women only accounting for 4.4% of the list as of October, 2015. In other words, out of 500 members there were only 23 female CEOs (last year there were 24). On the bright side, Mary Barra reached #6, obtaining a higher spot than any woman CEO to come before her. These stats can motivate businesswomen everywhere to take action within … [Read more...]

How Women Can Climb the Corporate Ladder Faster

We’ve heard it often: women need to work twice or three times as hard to succeed in a man’s world of corporate management and top-level jobs. Although pay equality and lack of opportunities for women are still prominent problems we face in real life, there are more ways to climb the corporate ladder than ever before. In fact, there are many opportunities for women to fill top-level positions and push their careers forward. These next several tips will help you get started with your own journey … [Read more...]

Women More Likely to Get a College Degree Than Men

Both men and women are pursuing higher education today, both on the undergraduate level and on the graduate level, in order to gain access to a variety of fantastic job opportunities, as well as to advance their careers, to earn a higher salary, and to become more valuable in the workplace in myriad fields. But it turns out that the latest research is proving that women are actually more likely than men to get a college degree. Continue reading to learn about this interesting research. Young … [Read more...]

World Peace Day Celebration 2016, SEPT 18 in Toronto, Canada


Do Women Lack Confidence When Job Searching?

When it comes to applying for a job, women seem to lack the same level of confidence that men have while job hunting. But how are women less confident, and why? Keep reading to learn more, especially if you are a woman and you are planning on searching for a new job. Women Don’t Apply Unless They’re Qualified If a woman is searching for work, she will only apply to those positions that she feels she’s totally qualified for. If she feels less than 100% qualified, she won’t apply. The … [Read more...]

Women’s Equality Day, AUG 26

Women's Equality Day is a day proclaimed each year by the United States President to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. Women in the United States were granted the right to vote on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified as law. The amendment was first introduced many years earlier in 1878. Every president has published a proclamation for Women's Equality Day since 1972, the year after legislation was first … [Read more...]

Why More Women Should Consider Getting Into Health Law

Despite a slow market for legal jobs, some fields are seeing more development than others in the industry. According to National Jurist, health law is a legal field which is seeing significant growth. From representing clients who were denied Social Security benefits, to explaining the Affordable Care Act to employers and other providers, and analyzing rapidly growing and evolving topics in health policy, health law runs the gamut. In this growing field, it is easier than ever to find your … [Read more...]

WPD2016: Thank You Sponsoring Exhibitors!

  A Celebration of Women™ thanks our Exhibiting Sponsors!     DATE: SEPT 18, 2016 TIME: 11 AM - 6 PM (Registration Opens at 10 AM) VENUE: The Hard Rock Cafe 279 Yonge St., Toronto, ON     Exhibiting Sponsors!     The Peace Shop was launched in July of 2016 as an online enterprise in support of peace: 10% of all profits are donated to the Foundation for Food and Peace. A variety of t-shirts for men, women, and children are available, as … [Read more...]

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