It was hard to imagine what sort of impact my first trip to India would have on me, a 16 year-old high school student from the United States. I traveled there earlier this year with a team from PYXERA Global, a Washington DC-based nonprofit, to visit development projects in the northern region of the country. Over the course of eight days, we visited the hectic city of Mumbai, rural farms and villages at the height of the dry season near Udaipur, the historic and exotic city of Jaipur, and the country’s bustling capital, New Delhi.
PYXERA Global facilitates Global Pro Bono programs that empower women with tools and resources so they can overcome barriers and participate fully in society. Women’s empowerment is a process that seeks to bridge the inequalities between men and women—strengthening women’s ability to make choices about their own lives. Women and girls are critical to the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and PYXERA Global’s goal of improving lives and livelihoods.
Individually, we may be single drops of water; together, we’re an ocean.
International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed each year on March 8th to celebrate the economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and to bring attention to persistent inequality and the barriers to gender parity. The day, which has evolved into a global movement not affiliated with any particular organization or sector, emphasizes a call to action for accelerating change.
In support of International Women’s Day, AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, has launched “Like A Girl,” a social media campaign that underscores the organization’s belief in gender equality.
Gender equality is one of the most important conversations happening today. Companies everywhere are stepping up to positively impact gender equality, and you can join this movement by utilizing your most critical resource—your people. We've put together a guide that outlines four ways you can create a culture of gender equality through your giving, volunteering and granting program to provide a place of belonging and inclusion for your people.
Comprehensive Sodexo Study Finds Gender-Balanced Management Teams Perform Better on Key Business Objectives
GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 6, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, has found that teams managed by a balanced mix of men and women are more successful across a range of measurements. The five-year, one-of-a-kind study of 70 entities across different functions represents 50,000 managers worldwide.
Operating margins, client satisfaction and employee retention, among other key performance indicators, were all higher among gender-balanced teams, meaning a ratio between 40% - 60% women to men.
How Female Government Officials are Fighting for a New Afghanistan
War has consumed Afghanistan for the past 17 years, so it’s unsurprising that the country ranks 152 out of 153 on the Women, Peace, and Security Index. The Index reports that the average schooling for women lags at a regional low of four years, while legal discrimination within the court system is the second highest with a score of 45 out of 84 (0 being the best).
The agenda for International Women's Day Forum is now live! Check out the full lineup of speakers and featured topics here, including deep-dive working sessions and networking opportunities. This year's forum, Partner With Purpose: Business for Gender Equality, will cover emerging trends, best practices, and solutions to achieve full gender equality.
Research shows that when women have control over their incomes, they invest in the health, education and well-being of their families. They also tend to reach out to propel other women forward, creating a powerful multiplier effect that benefits all of society.