Tag Archives: gender
Dealing with resistance to gender equality and 5 tips on how to respond
Below are five frequent comments heard by gender consultants followed by some tips, data and links to resources for addressing them: Women don’t want to work in male jobs There are enough women in politics In our country, women are … Continue reading
Gender and Venture Capital Lead Investors: Why does it matter?
According to Crunchbase in 2017, only 8 percent of venture capital (VC) partners of the top 100 VC firms globally were women. According to a recent study conducted by Gender Metrics , an even smaller percentage of women act as lead VC investors. … Continue reading
Making women business owners visible: World Bank’s Doing Business Index adds gender
The World Bank’s Doing Business Index (DBI) has helped reduce burdens for business development worldwide. Since its creation in 2004, over 600 reforms have been recorded for easing the requirements for starting a business and 443 reforms for tax-related issues. … Continue reading
The Melting Middle: Unleashing the full potential of high impact entrepreneurs
In the US, 30% of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are owned by women while in Canada, only 16% of SMEs are owned by women. Yet in countries such as Ghana, Thailand and Uganda there are more female startups than … Continue reading
Can a Man be President?
In 2000, Tarja Halonen became the first female president of Finland and was reelected 3 times serving a total of 12 years. She was very popular and enjoyed high approval ratings. At the end of her term, some Finnish schoolchildren … Continue reading