HONG KONG, March 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks company, has announced the winners of the Women’s Empowerment (WE) Journalism Awards 2015, recognising exemplary work in women’s empowerment reporting at an Awards Gala Dinner held in Hong Kong.
The award recipients of the WE Journalism Awards 2015 are:
Print Story of the Year: Ruhi Kandhari, Tehelka (India)
Entry: How Women Pay The Price For Population Control
Each year on March 8, companies, governments, institutions, and civil society come together to celebrate International Women’s Day and reaffirm commitments to advancing women’s empowerment. And while we’ve made significant progress in women’s economic empowerment, gaps still remain—for example, the CEOs of 21 of the largest global companies are women, but women still represent less than 5 percent of CEOs at S&P 500 companies.
Women make up more than 40 percent of the global workforce, the CEOs of 21 of the largest global companies are women, and more young adult women than men have college degrees. But still, globally, women earn 77 percent of what men do, represent less than 5 percent of CEOs at S&P 500 companies, and face job restrictions in 100 economies. This doesn’t add up.
“Empowerment of the world’s women is a global imperative,” UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the audience at the World Economic Forum, in Davos a few weeks ago, as he announced the launch of the UN’s first high-level panel on women’s economic empowerment. This follows on more commitments around women’s advancement: Not only have more than 150 world leaders committed to achieve gender equality by 2030 through the Sustainable Development Goals, but more than
Womankind Worldwide has helped more than 18 million women and their families across the globe over the last 26 years with issues of discrimination, poverty, and violence. The organization sees the newly passed U.N. Sustainable Development Goals as a path toward the future and as a way to engage all levels of government and civil society in the safety and empowerment of women and their families.
By Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Management
What do the studies demonstrating the value of having women in leadership positions mean for those of us in the field of impact investing? For starters, it is helpful data to concretely back up what many of us already know from our experience – women can be strong leaders, communicators, problem-solvers and staff managers who can help a company not only survive, but thrive.
On Saturday, August 29, STAR India's flagship channel Star Plus will air Girl Rising, an acclaimed documentary from Academy Award nominee Richard E. Robbins that raises awareness of gender inequality and advocates for women's empowerment. The film is the centerpiece of the Girl Rising campaign, which promotes women's rights around the world, and this broadcast will be the first time the film has been shown in India.
CSR Asia launches new business resource as part of the CSR Asia/Oxfam Inclusive Business Series.
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This new resource from CSR Asia provides a comprehensive toolkit for organisations looking to improve their gender diversity performance. It provides an overview of legislation and policy across Asia Pacific as well as a summary of guidelines to help companies report performance and advice on designing strategic community investment programmes aimed at empowering women.
We are living in an era marked by substantial gains in human well-being but also rising income inequality and persistent jobless growth. Coupled with climate change, achieving inclusive prosperity for 9 billion people without exceeding planetary boundaries is the defining challenge of the 21st century.
SEATTLE, April 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ — On Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Holland America Line hosted the Coast Guard Women’s Leadership Initiative Luncheon aboard ms Nieuw Amsterdam.