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From Favela’s Kid to Brazilian Oil Company’s CEO | Women On Stage

From Favela’s Kid to Brazilian Oil Company’s CEO | Women On Stage | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Another Heroine's Journey!

Who said the Cor­po­rate world was lack­ing of strong female role mod­els?Petro­bras is the world’s fifth-largest oil pro­ducer, and on Mon­day Feb­ru­ary 13th 2012, Maria das Gra­cas Fos­ter has just been appointed CEO. She thus becomes the first woman to run a top-five oil company. Hard to fig­ure out how Maria das Gra­cas Fos­ter could have achieved this ascen­sion, from the bot­tom to the top of Brazilian’s soci­ety, with­out hard work and a strong sense of com­pe­ti­tion. Def­i­nitely a strong “Heroine’s Jour­ney”. An inspir­ing story, that sheds a dif­fer­ent light on one of the BRIC coun­tries’ most pow­er­ful female leaders.

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Ce qu'il faut retenir de l'étude GEF "Mixité : le secret des organisations qui savent changer" - EVE Le Blog

Ce qu'il faut retenir de l'étude GEF "Mixité : le secret des organisations qui savent changer" - EVE Le Blog | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
L’existence d’une corrélation entre mixité et performance n’est plus à démontrer : de rapports “Women Matter” de McKinsey en études du Crédit Suisse Reseach Institute et autres synthèses “Women in Business” de Grant Thornton, la conviction des observatrices et observateurs de la mixité en entreprise est là, qui associe la capacité de transformation des organisation à leur maturité en termes d’égalité professionnelle.

L’étude récemment parue du réseau Grandes Ecoles au Féminin vient enfoncer le clou, en apportant des indications précises sur la perception de la mixité chez les managers et dirigeant-es. 

Elaborée à partir des réponses à un questionnaire “quanti” adressé à plus de 4000 ancien-nes élèves des écoles membres de GEF, d’une quinzaine de grands entretiens “quali” avec des dirigeant-es, cette étude procède d’une analyse complète menée au cours d’ateliers philosophiques impliquant un panel d’acteurs et actrices de l’Economie Sociale et Solidaire. 

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Téléchargez le rapport du réseau Grandes écoles au féminin "Mixité, Le secret des organisations qui savent changer":

www.grandesecolesaufeminin.fr/pdf/presentation-6eme-etude-GEF.pdf

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How can my company "Change the Headline" for Women in Leadership?

How can my company "Change the Headline" for Women in Leadership? | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
You can start by asking new questions. The evidence is in: having more women in leadership is good for business. Instead of, “What can women do to get ahead at work?” why not start asking, “What are we doing to make it possible for women to succeed in this organization?”
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David Cameron's appointments to the women and equalities roles are embarrassing and awkward

David Cameron's appointments to the women and equalities roles are embarrassing and awkward | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
A woman's minister who reports into a man. An equalities minister who seems to believe there are so few women at the top of business simply because they're not good enough. The whole thing is a shambles, says Kate McCann
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The new minister for women is Nicky Morgan, while Sajid Javid, a former banker and general high-flyer, will take up Miller's old role as culture secretary in charge of equalities. Morgan isn't a secretary of state but a minister - one step down. And in early briefings, aides suggested she would report to Javid. That's right, the minister for women, and thus the portfolio she holds, is subordinate to a man. Unsurprisingly, Number 10beat a hasty retreat on this idea later in the day.

On top of this, in the past Morgan has voted against equal marriage and backed Nadine Dorries controversial amendments to the Health and Social Care bill in 2011, calling for independent advice for women seeking an abortion. Meanwhile, Javid is the minister who found himself in hot water for appearing to suggest that there are no women on the Bank of England's monetary policy committee because they didn't make the grade. It would have been tough to find two ministers with a history more ill-suited to the women and equalities brief.

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If we want more African women as business leaders we need to embrace quotas

If we want more African women as business leaders we need to embrace quotas | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
There are some amazing leaders bucking the stereotype of African women but they are still too few and far between
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“Figures show that when women earn, 90% of it goes back into their society, their children’s education or the local community; therefore it’s smart economics to look at women as a human resource”

If we do not push for African women to gain their positions not only in parliament but also in business, we will never see more of them in managing companies and sitting on boards. We need a strong statement of intent around African women in leadership, otherwise all the many empowerment programs and much talk will be wasted and African women will remain development objects.

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L’avenir, c’est une réflexion sur la mixité, et sur la mixité du pouvoir |

L’avenir, c’est une réflexion sur la mixité, et sur la mixité du pouvoir | | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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 Ce qui est intéressant pour l’avenir par rapport à cette question du pouvoir, c’est précisément de réfléchir sur la manière dont la mixité va faire évoluer les formes du pouvoir. Ce n’est pas d’un côté le management au féminin, de l’autre le management au masculin, qui ne font encore une fois que renforcer les stéréotypes. Mais c’est une plus grande mixité du pouvoir, qui facilite la possibilité pour les hommes comme pour les femmes d’adopter une diversité de styles, de comportements selon les exigences de la situation, selon la nature de la motivation de l’équipe, selon le contexte dans lequel on se trouve. 

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Harvard B-school dean offers unusual apology - Fortune Management

Harvard B-school dean offers unusual apology - Fortune Management | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria publicly apologized for the school's treatment of female students and professors and vowed to make changes at the school.
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The courage to talk about the Elephant in the boardroom. And to put the HBS resources behind the Change.

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HR Magazine - CEOs urged to be more sincere about gender equality

HR Magazine - CEOs urged to be more sincere about gender equality | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

A report published by KPMG and King’s College London argues company leaders must talk from their heart as well as their heads about the importance of gender for economic development, and avoid impersonal business and social arguments for change. - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1141722/ceos-urged-about-gender-equality#sthash.hVn2G0LY.dpuf

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During my latest experiences facilitating trainings about gender-balanced teams I have noticed the power of stories. The ability to articulate one's personal story. How did it all started? Why are you on this Journey towards Gender equality? What are your drives? What are the obstacles you meet on this road? Where are you heading? Can you you share your vision of a gender-balanced workplace?

It's essential to talk about business benefits and bottom lines, to give numbers and big data. 

It's also crucial to talk with passion and to weave the narrative that will resonate.

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This Gives New Meaning to Bear Hug! An RSA Short Animated by Katy Davis - Brené Brown

This Gives New Meaning to Bear Hug! An RSA Short Animated by Katy Davis - Brené Brown | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
So grateful to The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts) for inviting me to speak in London this year and to animator and illustrator, Katy Davis, for this amazing short on empathy! Beautiful.
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Call it a gender reset. He feels empowered, and I feel, well, liberated.

Call it a gender reset. He feels empowered, and I feel, well, liberated. | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
For one working mother, swapping traditional roles with her husband was liberating, and for her husband came empowerment.
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Echoes this tweet (retweeted by Dr Elisabeth Kelan @EKelan)

 

"To get gender equality at work need gender equality at home." @AbigailLocke  #pows13

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Why Hillary Clinton wants to close the gender data gap and how universities can help

Why Hillary Clinton wants to close the gender data gap and how universities can help | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
"Data not only measures progress; it inspires it." And, indeed, Hillary Rodham Clinton's nerdy view of innovation did excite those sitting around me recently at Evidence and impact: closing the gender data gap.
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Why we need infographics:
“Data only becomes valuable when it is organized and put to work. And before we make big decisions — in business, in government, in life — we should do the research, run the numbers. It’s how we minimize risk and maximize impact.”

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The Wise Viking’s Daughters | Women On Stage

The Wise Viking’s Daughters | Women On Stage | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

In 2007, Halla and her busi­ness part­ner, Kristin Peturs­dot­tir, co-founded Audur Cap­i­tal to bring greater diver­sity, social respon­si­bil­ity, and “fem­i­nine val­ues” to the finan­cial ser­vices industry.

 
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Although I've been really cautious about labels such "feminine values", if we consider them as social constructions, and not as "essential" or "natural" , then this adventure is really worth sharing.

Especially now with the TV series playing, The Vikings!

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Comex: c'est là qu'est le véritable enjeu !

Comex: c'est là qu'est le véritable enjeu ! | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
A 28%, la part des femmes dans les CA des sociétés du CAC 40 ne cesse de…
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Pendant que les projecteurs s'attardent sur les "boards" et les quotas, là où les décisions sont prises, c'est aux Comex. Excellent article des Nouvelles News (oui, il faut que je m'abonne, Isabelle G!). Merci du relais par Isabelle Deprez.

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Stop Treating Millennial Employees Like Enigmas

Stop Treating Millennial Employees Like Enigmas | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
If you want to see our engagement skyrocket, please try to go beyond checking the box after you push send on that next annual survey. Instead look to connect with us in a timely and transparent dialog. Tap into our passion for truly authentic connection and together let’s take our organization to new heights.
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The Bottom Line: Connecting Corporate Performance and Gender Diversity

The Bottom Line: Connecting Corporate Performance and Gender Diversity | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Women drive social conscientiousness

Women drive social conscientiousness | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Women drive social conscientiousness

The best entrepreneurs scratch their own itch, said Paul Kedrosky, senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. User-entrepreneurs — that is, those who start a company to fill a need they have themselves — have a much higher survival rate than other startups, according to Kauffman Foundation research.

Amy Cross has an itch: She’s passionate about creating a fair and just world for women. She believes many women feel as strongly about social justice as she does. Women are the more philanthropic and socially responsible gender. Cross wants women to be an even more powerful force for good by helping them use their purchasing power (women make 80 percent of consumer purchase decisions) to buy products from companies that operate in women-friendly ways. BUY UP Index rates parent companies of consumers’ favorite brands in four categories:

Gender diversity in the boardroom and C-SuiteWorkforce practices, such as maternity leave or flexibility and leadership programsPhilanthropy and corporate social responsibilityAdvertising and marketing that portrays inclusiveness

She’s also developing an app so consumers can check corporate brand ratings when they’re shopping. Top-ranked companies can reach these activist consumers by making special promotional offers. A consumer can reach out through the app and send emails to companies with a poor rating, telling the company exactly why she will no longer buy its products. Cross is now seeking to raise money from her crowd as a way of demonstrating that consumers are willing to pay for her service even before the service is available.

 
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Women & Europe: How can progressives deliver gender equality?

Women & Europe: How can progressives deliver gender equality? | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Monday 12 May, 6.30pm Wilson room, Portcullis House, House of Parliament Organised by: Labour party, French Socialist Party, Fabian Women's Network, LME. Confirmed guests: Axelle Lemaire, Member of...
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Municipales: l'égalité hommes-femmes, c'est pas gagné. Les femmes, ces éternelles secondes

Municipales: l'égalité hommes-femmes, c'est pas gagné. Les femmes, ces éternelles secondes | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
LE PLUS. Parité, égalité professionnelle, lutte contre les stéréotypes... Et si les élections municipales étaient l'occasion de réfléchir à la place des femmes dans notre société ? Claire Serre-Combe, Margaux Collet et Paul Poussard de l'association "Osez le féminisme !" nous poussent à nous poser les bonnes questions.
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malek's comment, March 28, 2014 8:58 AM
Interesting traffic sign, the article goes much deeper about gender equality.
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Smart 7-Year-Old Explains The Problem With Gender Stereotypes In A Letter To LEGO

Smart 7-Year-Old Explains The Problem With Gender Stereotypes In A Letter To LEGO | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, a LEGO ad from 1981, featuring a little girl, went viral. The adorable image sent an important message: That kids are kids, and the segregation of "girl" and "boy" toys is not only sexist, but unnecessary.

I...
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Brilliant!!!

Dear Lego company,

My name is Charlotte. I am 7 years old and I love legos but I don't like that there are more lego boy people and barely any lego girls. today I went to a store and saw legos in two sections the girls pink and the boys blue. All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs but the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs, even swam with sharks. I want you to make more lego girl people and let them go on adventures and have fun ok!?!

Thank you.

from Charlotte

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I used to love LEGO - often swopped it with my brother (who got it for presents) - I never did... 

The Legal Balance's curator insight, February 5, 2014 2:23 PM

Love this! She is asking to go on adventures, have a job, even swim with sharks, and not simply to go shopping and stay in the home. 

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McKinsey - Moving mind sets on gender diversity - January 2014

McKinsey - Moving mind sets on gender diversity - January 2014 To ensure that corporate culture supports—not hinders—the ability of women to reach top mana
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China: an army of 116 life-size ‘Terracotta Daughters’

China: an army of  116 life-size ‘Terracotta Daughters’ | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

NEW YORK – As a continuation of Prune Nourry’s ‘Holy  Daughters’ project in India, the artist’s new ‘Terracotta Daughters’ sculptures  make a statement about gender preference in China. Nourry has created an army of  116 life-size ‘Terracotta Daughters’ as a contemporary postscript to China’s  famed Terracotta Soldiers.

 

Nourry’s  installation will commence a world tour after a Paris debut in April 2014, with  subsequent stops planned in Switzerland (June) and New York City  (October).

 

Click to view a trailer about the Terracotta Daughters  that samples a 52-minute film being made about the project and a 21-minute  version that will be aired during the world tour.

http://vimeo.com/79253556

 

 

 


Via Caroline Claeys, malek, Agnès Poirier K
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malek's curator insight, December 7, 2013 3:01 PM

Based on the famous "TerraCotta Soldiers" a brain stimulant video on gender bias in China.

Annabel Kaye's curator insight, January 18, 2014 6:22 AM

How many women are missing from the world due to infanticide and the abortion of female fetuses?   How can we be women in a world where our gender gives people reasons to kill us off?

 

 

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REF - Réseau Economique Féminin -

REF - Réseau Economique Féminin - | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
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Nous assistons depuis quelques années à l'émergence des réseaux économiques féminins en Rhône-Alpes.  

Ce phénomène s’inscrit dans un mouvement international.

Femmes d’entreprises, femmes d’influence, femmes expatriées, représentantes de réseaux internationaux, branches féminines de réseaux socio-économiques mixtes…toutes ont ressenti le besoin à un moment donné de se structurer.

Le REF est né de cette volonté de mettre en commun nos valeurs et nos expériences afin d’apporter des solutions concrètes pour une meilleure représentativité des femmes dans le monde économique et de contribuer ainsi à la création de richesse.

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France studies gender equality overhaul - Telegraph

France studies gender equality overhaul - Telegraph | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
The French government today examined a sweeping gender equality overhaul, with a proposed new law on equal pay, paternity rights, domestic violence and sexism in the media.
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"The "men-women equality" law, presented to ministers today, seeks to change deeply-ingrained habits in a country where women do 80 per cent of household chores, are paid on average 27 per cent less than their male counterparts and occupy just 14 per cent of France's 36,000 mayoral posts.

Proposed measures include docking maternity leave from couples if fathers fail to take proper leave too, enabling courts to accelerate restraining orders, trials and compulsory "awareness-raising courses" for violent male partners. The law also envisages providing females considered under threat of violence with free emergency mobile phones to alert police.

Divorced men who fail to pay alimony could see the owed funds taken directly from their social benefits.

Companies that fail to respect gender equality could be excluded from public contract tenders, while sports federations will also face penalties for shunning equality. Fines on political parties failing to respect gender parity in legislative elections will be doubled. Currently only 26 per cent of French MPs are women."

Good move thanks to our Minister Najat Vallaud- Belkacem

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Emploi, salaires, temps de travail... Les chiffres des inégalités hommes-femmes

Emploi, salaires, temps de travail... Les chiffres des inégalités hommes-femmes | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, ministre des droits des femmes, a présenté mercredi 3 juillet en conseil des ministres un projet de loi visant à combattre les inégalités persistantes entre hommes et femmes dans les sphères privée, professionnelle et...
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Des chiffres à connaître dans toute discussion sur l'égalité professionnelle hommes-femmes, pour dissiper toute ambiguité ou flou artistique ("mais l'égalité, vous l'avez déjà!!!") 

“Data not only measures progress; it inspires it.” Hillary Clinton.

Et un superbe infographics, à conserver dans nos tablettes!

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Full Stop: You're Searching the Wrong End of the Talent Pool

Full Stop: You're Searching the Wrong End of the Talent Pool | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
If you're looking for high potential talent who will be at peak performance soon, chances are your looking in the wrong end of the talent pool. Here's why.
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Connecting the Talent Pool Dots

Dot 1: Boys and girls lose self-confidence from ages 9 – 22 (1)

Dot 2: Women experience the largest increase in self-confidence between ages 40 – 70, whereas men make their biggest gains between 40 – 50 (1)

Dot 3:  Women In their late 40s and early 50s are typically emptying family nests. They are ready for a long hard refreshing swim (or flight, if you will). This is the place in your very own talent pool where the endurance athletes are swimming.

Dot 4: These women athletes know your company, your customers and the culture. They already have the skills you’re searching to find.

Dot 1 + Dot 2 + Dot 3 + Dot 4 = To find motivated marathon-ready athletes, search the talent pool where women in their 40s – 70s are swimming.

Which End of the Talent Pool Does Your Company Search?

Talent comes in all colors, sizes, ages, and in both genders. Some companies intentionally seek talent from various places in the pool, but few, if any, explore the place where the fifty-something women swim. This is a BIG mistake, considering:

Women in their fifties:

Have a good 15 – 20 years of athleticism in their futureAre in it for the long swim, not the quick sprint followed by a move to a different teamAre strong, wise, confident, and have a breadth of experienceKnow how to teach teams of little people with refrigerator-size egos to share resources and play well togetherCan manage a budget

 

 This is one of the great articles written by Anne Perschell on her blog. This one is right on spot, especially when I've just turned 50 and feel I want to swim in the big blue ocean!Witty (love the little people with refrigerator size egos!!!) and to the point! 
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