5 Historical Facts about the Women’s March

The Women's March on Washington was a historical event. The protests were the most significant mass electoral participation in U.S. history. This has not been forgotten. Some readers may agree with the Women's March, while others disagree. Regardless, it is essential to know that women and other minorities have struggled to gain equality for centuries - even to reclaim simple aspects of their identities. This article has outlined some interesting historical facts regarding the Women's … [Read more...]

March: Celebrating Women’s History Month

Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. This honored month provides an opportunity to honor the generations of trailblazing women and girls who have built our Nation, shaped our progress, and strengthened our character as a people. International Women's Day on March 8 received formal recognition internationally started in 1910, when a women by the name … [Read more...]

Women World Banking Leadership Program – Apply Extended

Application deadline extended! ​​​​​​​​​​The Leadership & Diversity Program for Regulators is now accepting applications on a rolling basis. Join our 12-week program that equips senior officials (gender inclusive) from central banks and other regulatory agencies in emerging markets with the skills to create an enabling environment for women’s financial inclusion and develop women leaders within their institutions. From May 2 - July 29, participants join a series of interactive, live … [Read more...]

Strike a Pose: Evvy Gets High Praise From Vogue

Evvy is revolutionizing the way the world views vaginas and the vaginal microbiome. The brand’s at-home vaginal microbiome test is finally giving women answers as to what’s up down there by decoding the vaginal microbiome and how it might be related to vaginal symptoms and overall female health challenges. As the first company to use metagenomic sequencing in vaginal health testing, their work is a bold step toward closing the gender health gap — and Vogue took notice. Evvy was recently … [Read more...]

Women Who Code – Mentoring Girls to Code is Key

Coding is not, and has never been, gender-specific. Some of the very first programmers in history were women! By learning code at an early age, girls develop a better grasp for the technology, which helps them find better solutions and manage failure. Teaching girls to code gives children the chance to experience the feeling of failure, so that they learn not to give up when something doesn't work out, but rather begin again. Coding helps girls with academic performance and problem … [Read more...]

Women in Finance Build Global Sustainability

Sustainable Finance Sustainable Finance is the process of taking due account of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations when making investment decisions in the financial sector, leading to increased longer-term investments into sustainable economic activities and projects (European Commission). The Global Program on Sustainability promotes the use of high quality-data and analysis on natural capital, ecosystem services and sustainability to better inform decisions made … [Read more...]

Climate Change: How Women are Key to Sustainability

Women have proven to be leading the way towards more equitable and sustainable solutions to climate change. Across sectors, women's innovations and expertise have transformed lives and livelihoods, and increased climate resilience and overall well-being. Global negotiations have increasingly reflected the growing understanding of gender considerations in climate decision making over the last eight years. Continued progress towards gender equality can help achieve successful climate action. … [Read more...]

Empower and Inspire Girls into STEM – WiSTEM

A Social Approach to a Fact Oriented Field In 2017, Women in STEM was founded at the University of Chicago Lab Schools as a mechanism to bridge the gap between social justice and academic fields. Recognizing the issue was the foundation for our work that followed. Translating discussion and theory to concrete action and passionate activism ultimately became the primary focus of our organization in the forms of various initiatives. Since March of 2017, we have been developing dually-driven … [Read more...]

Why Women in STEM Need to Step Up

Men and women have near identical human capital to offer at college graduation; then what happens... Suggested STEM Careers for Young Women? STEM Careers 1. Actuary 2. Aerospace Engineer 3. AI and Computer Scientist 4. Anthropologist & Archeologist 5. Astronaut 6. Astronomer 7. Biochemist & Biophysicist 8. Biomedical Engineer Although there has been an increase in the number of women in STEM careers, there are still many challenges we face that can make it intimidating … [Read more...]

Gendered Racism: A Double Edged Sword for Black Women

Gender bias and racism is not an exclusive issue to black women; yet, in honor of Black History Month our focus of reference in this article will be through the eyes, experiences and history of our truly powerful Black Women. History in America has not changed much and a perfect example of what Black Women have tolerated is shown in history when the U.S. Congress ratified the 19th amendment, which ruled that women could not be denied the right to vote because of their sex. The 19th … [Read more...]

Feb 6 – International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women. WHO is committed to the elimination of female genital mutilation within a generation and is focusing on advocacy, research and guidance for health professionals and health … [Read more...]

Women’s World Banking: Finance Webinar – March 3 @ 9am ET

Join the first 2022 MFWW Webinar to honor International Women's Day! #BreakTheBias TITLE: How to Engage Men in Finance to Increase Gender-Diverse Leadership Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022 Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET Watch our expert panel discuss the real-life barriers slowing down gender diverse leadership and tangible examples on how to successfully engage men in finance, the current majority of decision-holders, to support progress, especially for women. Globally, men make up … [Read more...]

Black History Month: Celebrate Black Women Taking the Lead

With it being only a little over 100 years ago when the U.S. Congress finally ratified the 19th amendment on August 18, 1920, which ruled that women could not be denied the right to vote because of their sex. This amendment was the result of hard-fought efforts from many women (and some men) who recognized that disenfranchisement then, as now, was a blight on the nation and hindered the U.S.’s potential to achieve its stated goals of becoming a functioning democracy. The 19th amendment … [Read more...]

Women’s Empowerment: When Women Work, Economies Grow

Women’s Economic Empowerment is central to realizing women’s rights and gender equality. This includes women’s ability to participate equally in existing markets, their access to and control over productive resources, access to decent work, control over their own time, lives, bodies and increased voice. It is also critical women achieve agency and meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels, from the household to international institutions. The world economy needs more … [Read more...]

Women: Key to Global Economic Growth

Currently, barriers of law and custom stop many women from getting financing for business. Removing those barriers can help overcame the gender gap, and unleash economic growth. To learn more, go to: HERE The above video was produced almost ten years ago. Has much changed? In 2022, women's current issues are or should we say are "still": 1. Pregnancy and Parenting Discrimination 2. Violence Against Women 3. Women's Rights in the Workplace 4. Women's Rights in Education 5. … [Read more...]

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