Big Business For Women Studying MBAs

In the traditionally male-dominated world of business education, women are creating a major change as around 10% more females opt to study an MBA compared to ten years ago. This new appetite for business is exciting news for industries and economies around the world as these ladies are potentially the new female leaders of our future. In America, the Harvard Business School Class of 2016 is made up of 41% women and Stanford Graduate School of Business reported enrolment of 42% women — a … [Read more...]

WMF conference celebrated a Raving Success!

WHAT IS THE WOMEN MOVING FORWARD CONFERENCE? It is a one-day conference to celebrate the courage of women who are moving forward in their lives. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for these ladies. We will also have information tables with other non-profit organizations that support and sponsor women to move forward with their lives. (e.g. Scarborough Women’s Centre). The entire event will be run by volunteers, including speakers, trainers and coaches and will be funded by … [Read more...]

Gender Equality: Celebrating a Slow Progress

The report’s Gender Gap Index ranks countries according to their gender gaps, and their scores can be interpreted as the percentage of the inequality between women and men that has been closed. Information about gender imbalances to the advantage of women is explicitly prevented from affecting the score. The Global Gender Gap Report, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, provides a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities around the world. The … [Read more...]

Afghan Authorities Probe Child Marriage

Authorities in the northern Afghan province of Jowzjan have launched a probe against a father, who has acknowledged forcing his seven-year-old daughter to marry a man five times her age. Ramadan, who like many Afghans goes by one name, blamed his action on poverty that has plagued his family. "We didn't have a place to live, we were hungry, we had debts," he said. "I regretted doing this the day I did it. I regret it now." He acknowledged marrying off his underage daughter in return of … [Read more...]

Chantal Jumel – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman leader, a remarkable woman in Paris, France who has done some amazing work learning and preserving the art, craft and designs of village rural women in India into our global alumni with open arms, embracing collaboration in bettering the lives of women, through her artistic approach to spiritual well-being for all women.     WOMAN of ACTION™     Chantal … [Read more...]

Learning Metrics Task Force, Rebecca Winthrop

I’m very pleased to share with you that we recently brought on former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as a nonresident senior fellow. As prime minister, Julia Gillard made education reform a top priority in Australia, and her passion and commitment to improve education around the world will continue with her work at the center. As a fellow, she will participate in a variety of research projects, including initiatives promoting girls’ education in developing countries. We look forward to … [Read more...]

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