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Watch on Instagram: GE Healthcare’s Film ‘Heroines of Health'

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – GE Healthcare has just released a documentary called, ‘Heroines of Health,’ by Emmy-award winning filmmaker Lisa Russell.

Verizon Innovative Learning Addresses the Lack of Women in STEM Careers

(3BL/JustMeans) Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math careers (STEM) careers. The percentage of women in STEM careers has stagnated since 2001, particularly within the engineering and computing workforces where only 12 percent and 26 percent of the workforces are women. And the number of women working at tech companies is seriously low. Men make up 80 percent of the tech industry’s global workforce.

Trust In An Era Of ‘Alternative’ Facts

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Global Thinkers Forum is a social purpose organisation that launched in 2012 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. It works for change by connecting international thought leaders, while promoting values-based leadership, collaboration and cross-cultural understanding.

Women’s Economic Forum in Delhi Gives Women From Around The World a Platform

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – With two-thirds of the world’s illiterate population being female, and countless girl children not receiving a basic education, supporting women in developing countries is vital to helping overcome critical social issues such as poverty and unemployment. By supporting women in society and giving them access to equal opportunities such as an education, jobs and health care, everyone benefits.

Peru: 40% Of Businesses Are Owned By Women

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Peru is one of the best countries in South America for women entrepreneurs, as 40% of businesses there are owned by women. Yet these women face many challenges in growing their businesses, from lack of access to capital, to networks, education and training, and a culture of entrepreneurship.

Menstruation Still Holds Back Women and Girls

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Last week, UK news reported that the charity Freedom4Girls had discovered school girls in West Yorkshire had no alternative but to stuff toilet paper down their pants to stop themselves from bleeding through their clothes at school. They couldn’t afford sanitary products and some were skipping school as a result.

It Will Take More Than A Job To Economically Power Women

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – International Women’s Day on 8 March has come and gone, but the work still goes on for gender equality. It is widely acknowledged that when women achieve their full potential at work, women and communities are not the only ones that benefit, as gender equality is also good for business.

Smart Works Guides UK Women into the Workplace

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Leading up to International Women’s Day on 8 March, I spoke with Jane Shepherdson (JS), MBE, a leading figure in fashion retail, former CEO of Whistles and prior to that, Brand Director at Topshop. Jane supporting young designers through the London College of Fashion's Centre of Fashion Enterprise and has helped promote Fair Trade fashion to a wider audience as a Board member of Peopletree until 2013.

Mobile Technology Helps The Fight Against Cervical Cancer In The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Smartphones are not just changing our lives; they are saving lives. In the developing world, cervical cancer is a leading cause of death in women, where over 270,000 lose their lives annually—that’s 9 out of 10 deaths. The sad reality is that most of these deaths are preventable through simple screening. Yet, women in these places do not have access to the care they need, which is why the innovative work of MobileODT is pivotal.

2016 Global Diversity List Celebrates The Power Of Women’s Networks

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Most businesswomen are familiar with the term ‘old boys club’ - an exclusive network of business men who can call in favours from their exclusive group to help close a deal, get new business or progress their career. There is no reason why women can’t do the same!

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