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Gender-Balanced Leadership
Cultivating both feminine and masculine archetypes in individuals, teams and organizations
Curated by Marion Chapsal
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If your organization is better for women, it’s better for everyone.

If your organization is better for women, it’s better for everyone. | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

When you make your organization better for women, you make it better for everyone. Better for customers, employees, shareholders, and society.

MBA Programme Director Martha Maznevski IMD leading global business school Lausanne, SharePoint Blog...

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Grandmothers Are Top Profs at Barefoot College - Building Gender Balanced Business

Grandmothers Are Top Profs at Barefoot College - Building Gender Balanced Business | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

In a TED Talks video, Bunker Roy, founder of the Barefoot College in India, discusses how his college is one where “the teacher is the learner, and the learner is the teacher”. The skills and wisdom of the poor and marginalized of society are used in imaginative ways at the Barefoot College, and women have played a special role in its accomplishments.

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Scientists and high school girls collaborate | iSGTW

Scientists and high school girls collaborate | iSGTW | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

In 2008, more women graduated from undergraduate institutions in the United States than men. Despite that fact, only 17.7% of students who received bachelors degrees in computer science were women.

Although many factors underly those statistics, the Technovation Challenge is designed to address one in particular: the level of interest teenage girls have in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields.

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Why 'Hunger Games' Is Also Gender Games

Why 'Hunger Games' Is Also Gender Games | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
For the producers of the movie, based on a young-adult novel about a teenage girl fighting for survival and struggling with a love triangle, the guys matter. "They've taken away the love story and focused on the hero, who, by virtue of her altruism and fire, is going to stand up against this situation," says Vincent Bruzzese, president of Ipsos MediaCT's Motion Picture Group, which does market research for movie studios and filmmakers. "What they are doing is marketing the archetypal themes that are gender-neutral." Mr. Bruzzese says young men will watch action heroines: he cites Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in the videogame-inspired "Tomb Raider" films.
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Olympe de Gouges BD de Catel en couleur

Olympe de Gouges BD de Catel en couleur | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

Marie-Olympe de Gouges se distingua sous la Révolution française en défendant les droits civils et politiques des femmes et l’abolition de l’esclavage. Elle publia notamment une pièce sur l’Esclavage des Noirs dénonçant le Code noir de Louis XIV ainsi qu'une Déclaration des droits de la femme et de la citoyenne, en réaction à la Déclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen de 1789. Elle défendit l'idée du divorce, se battit contre le mariage religieux et pour l'instauration de maternité, suggéra la création d'ateliers nationaux pour les chômeurs et de foyers pour les mendiants. Hostile à la Terreur, elle ne réussira pas à sauver sa tête et finit guillotinée à Paris le 3 novembre 1793, à l'âge de 45 ans. Figure emblématique des mouvements pour la libération des femmes et de l’humanisme, Olympe de Gouges n'a pourtant obtenu une reconnaissance que récemment. Sa vie Des événements sont en préparation pour honorer sa mémoire. Cet épais roman graphique y participera aussi à sa manière.

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Double Binds

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A double bind can be easily explained with the old adage: ”You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t”. Sexism and sexist gender socialization create many double binds for girls and women. Gender expectations for girls and women are lengthy, detailed, and impossible. In order to be a “good” woman, one must possess most, if not all of the following “feminine” qualities

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Women, Science and France

Women, Science and  France | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

Il y a deux siècles Stendhal soutenait que « L’admission des femmes à l’égalité parfaite serait la marque la plus sûre de la civilisation et elle doublerait les forces intellectuelles du genre humain. »

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First E.U. Science Adviser: 'We Are Sitting On a Goldmine' - ScienceInsider

First E.U. Science Adviser: 'We Are Sitting On a Goldmine' - ScienceInsider | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

I am concerned that many women are involved in the scientific process in the beginning, but they do not retain. We will be competing with other parts of the world and cannot afford to be losing so many people, in particular women.

More broadly, I am very interested in the attitude of European citizens towards risk. I consider risk as a positive word. In Europe, we need to have a more honest debate about risks and rewards and what new technologies can offer us.

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“Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” - Under the Microscope

“Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” - Under the Microscope | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

Women have made tremendous progress in education and the workplace during the past 50 years. Even in historically male fields such business, law, and medicine, women have made impressive gains, however, in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) women’s progress has been slower, particularly in engineering, computer science and physics.

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Must Men Fight Negotiation Gender Bias Too?

Must Men Fight Negotiation Gender Bias Too? | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
I have a confession to make. Men who are highly empathic, soft-spoken, and extremely agreeable make me nervous. I was given reason for this self-reflection this week on reading the most recent bargaining post at Harvard's Program on Negotiation blog.
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The small, sexist joke that became a big deal

The small, sexist joke that became a big deal | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

A crass laundry label sets off a social media firestorm... via @BPWaustralia, Why we still need feminism

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10 Reasons Why Feminism is Good For Boys and Men

10 Reasons Why Feminism is Good For Boys and Men | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
It's about expanding the definition of human to include what is female and about working together to dismantle systematized biases in culture.
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Bothaina Kamel, Egypt's big voice and the main woman's voice

Bothaina Kamel, Egypt's big voice and the main woman's voice | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

As a woman, Kamel is a maverick -- and a long shot -- candidate.

"I am running to fight for women getting their full rights. We have a society that is male-dominant," said Kamel, speaking by phone from Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. "Egyptian women had a great role in the revolution. I was there as a mother, a sister, as a friend. I'm going to keep on fighting."

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Women Matter March 2012 Report McKinsey

Women Matter March 2012 Report McKinsey | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Gender diversity is on the strategic agenda at ever more companies. Why don't women hold more top jobs?
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"The gender pay gap is a humiliation" Martin Schultz, President of European Parliament

"The gender pay gap is a humiliation" Martin Schultz, President of European Parliament | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

The gender pay gap is a humiliation.” said the President of the European Parliament Martin Schultz, opening the meeting.  And this humiliation is persistent:European Parliament International Women’s Day event on the gender pay gap -...

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Wheels of Change: How the Bicycle Empowered Women

Wheels of Change: How the Bicycle Empowered Women | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Speed for escaping chaperones. Less burdensome clothes for riding. The bicycle's little-known role in equal rights.
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The Uprisings Will be Gendered

The Uprisings Will be Gendered | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Women's rights and the regulation of gender and sex norms in the Arab world have long been put under the spotlight by local and international activists in addition to local and international politicians and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs).
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If Your Company Isn’t ‘Gender Bilingual,’ You’re Missing Out - Diversity Executive

If Your Company Isn’t ‘Gender Bilingual,’ You’re Missing Out - Diversity Executive | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

Many managers are ignorant on gender issues or have extreme gender fatigue. Change up old ways of thinking in time for International Women’s Day, writes DE blogger Avivah Wittenberg-Cox.

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Girl:Exploded by Lauren Zuniga

Lauren Zuniga of the okc slam team performs a poem about being a woman and such.

A must watch 3 minutes performance.

Worth every second, every word, every breath.

A walking time bomb...Tick, tick...

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Daily Maverick :: The curious case of the 'Curie complex' and gender bias in science

Daily Maverick :: The curious case of the 'Curie complex' and gender bias in science | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
The charge that science is an inherently sexist discipline is repeated so often it’s a cliché. American historian and author of The Madam Curie Complex, Julies Des Jardins throws a spanner in the works by saying that women often limit themselves.

"The numbers of women entering the field of science are now much higher than they have ever been, even in more staunchly masculine fields like theoretical maths and physics or engineering, but the numbers are by no means equal. But Des Jardins says one of the primary reasons for her writing The Madam Curie Complex is that the “women in science problem” is not a numbers problem. “You can hopefully change the culture of science as you add more women into it, but what we found, and what Summers revealed, is that adding more women doesn’t necessarily change the culture of science, if you refuse to see gender bias as a cultural problem.” She suggests that a way of changing attitudes in science could be by re-gendering the notion of what science is.

“This is particularly important in the more ‘masculine’ theoretical sciences where it is thought that your best work happens in your twenties and thirties. This cult of youth is pervasive and happens to be right around women’s prime childbearing years. Why not recalibrate this notion of where greatness lies to realise that you actually can be doing some of your best work after your forties or in your fifties and sixties?” asks Des Jardins, who believes science needs a new calibration after being defined as hyper-masculine as little as 50 years ago or less." Wow! Food for thought for IWD!

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When Encouraging Women to Compete Everyone Wins - Science Careers Blog

"Balafoutas and Sutter ... show how affirmative action policies can increase the willingness of women to compete without affecting the chances of highly skilled men to succeed and while preserving postcompetition cooperation between individuals," commented Marie Claire Villeval, of the University of Lyon in France, in an accompanying Perspective piece

 "Affirmative action may thus ensure fairness if its main effect is to motivate talented but shy women to enter more frequently into competitive schemes."

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Women In Science: Why So Few? (VIDEO)

Women In Science: Why So Few? (VIDEO) | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

We are faced with a chicken-and-egg situation: girls have less confidence than boys in their ability to succeed in STEM subjects, so they're less likely to try to succeed. In fact, boys and girls show similar aptitudes and interests in science in elementary school, and then suddenly, at puberty, the gender gap dramatically widens. All girls in STEM fields, even today, can speak to the fact that there are subtle signs of discrimination around every corner. In fact, studies show that both men and women hold implicit biases, or attitudes that they are unaware they even have, regarding gender roles in education and the workforce.

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Timeline: the women's movement (thanks to @BPWAustralia)

Timeline: the women's movement (thanks to @BPWAustralia) | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
From Suffragettes to Spice Girls, take a look at how the women's movement has changed in Australia and around the world.
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Gen Y Women: less likely to speak up? Your time is NOW!

Gen Y Women: less likely to speak up? Your time is NOW! | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it

Great infographic created by Accenture based on a 2012 study.

While today’s Gen Y woman (aged 18-29) encounters more visible female role models in the workplace, she sometimes struggles to assert herself when it comes to her career. According to the data below, when surveyed, 54% of women proactively managed their careers, compared to 64% of men. And 31% of Gen Y women feel their careers are stagnant.In tandem with International Women's Day on March 8, let's explore the state of today's Gen Y woman in the contemporary workforce.

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The Spectacular Triumph of Working Women Around the World

The Spectacular Triumph of Working Women Around the World | Gender-Balanced Leadership | Scoop.it
Surveying the globe with three new studies that show us how far women have come in the world economy -- and how far they still have to go, even in the United States...
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