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India’s Women Members of the CA Institute – A flexi working portal

The CA Institute has launched a ‘flexi working portal for its women members’.  This portal– http://womenportal.icai.org/ will help women members of the CA Institute find suitable opportunities including part-time/flexi-hours jobs, or jobs with work from home option, K Raghu, President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India said. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the … Continue reading

Gender Gap in India – Tata Group to double female staff

The Tata Group is rolling out an “unprecedented” HR transformation that will eventually impact over half-a-million employees spread across more than one hundred operating companies.  Apart from looking to induct over one lakh female employees and nurturing a sizeable number into leadership roles, the group also plans to take a re-look at how it grooms … Continue reading

Gender Gap – Senior roles filled by women in 2014: 24%

New research from the Grant Thornton International Business Report (IBR) reveals that despite a groundswell of discussion and debate, the proportion of women holding the top jobs around the world remains at just under a quarter. The survey finds growing support for regulation around quotas to get women onto boards, but also several measures that … Continue reading

Middle-Aged Women – Research finds ‘substantial benefits’ of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) on short-term employment

The increase in labor force participation, and consequently, the increase in employment of women is one of the most striking trends in the twentieth century. Although this trend is likely due to the complex interaction of many factors, available research in economics recognizes, among other causes, the important role of medical innovation in shaping labor … Continue reading

Sweden – Many more young women than men showed an interest in university

 Six out of ten Swedish students about to graduate from high school (gymnasium) want to pursue higher education, but many more young women than men showed an interest in university. The survey from Statistics Sweden showed that 69 percent of the women plan on going on to study, while 48 percent of the men expressed … Continue reading

US / Women are suffering from public-sector job cuts

Women are suffering from public-sector job cuts and shifting into lower-paying fields such as retail and leisure and hospitality, as their job gains fail to keep up with men in the recovery. The economy added 113,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department’s monthly survey of employers. That resulted from a net gain of … Continue reading

Women in Tech in India / Women earn less, get fewer opportunities

India’s ‘High Potential’ women in technology sector aim high but earn less, and get fewer opportunities for career advancement, says a report by Catalyst India WRC – a corporate membership community. Women in India’s technology sector begin their careers as equals with men, with similar aspirations to the highest levels including that of CEO. Despite … Continue reading

Women, Career and Life / Reflexion on the nomination of Janet Yellen

Something very significant has just happened. It may or may not be on your radar – and if it is, you may be wondering what the appointment of 67-year-old Janet Yellen as the next chair of the US Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, has to do with you. The answer is: Janet Yellen is a … Continue reading

US / Women in Poverty

More than 100 million Americans either live near the brink of poverty or churn in and out of it, and nearly 70 percent of these Americans are women and children Continue reading

Gender Job Gap in US / Women not part of manufacturing turnaround

Since February 2010, the U.S. manufacturing industry, which appeared to be in a terminal decline for more than 30 years, has added more than 554,000 jobs to the workforce, according to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. However, in that same time frame, men have gained 565,000 jobs in the sector and women lost … Continue reading

Korea / 20% of working women quit jobs after marriage

Statistics Korea on Wednesday said a total of 1.95 million working women quit their jobs because of pregnancy, childcare and other reasons. Continue reading

Women in Turkey / Employment on the rise in urban areas

Some 1.5 million new jobs have been created in the last four years for women in non-agricultural sectors in urban areas, according to an employment report released by the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) yesterday. While some 3.4 million women worked in non-agricultural sectors in June 2009, this number increased to around 4.9 … Continue reading

UK / The Gender pay gap still at 15%

Official figures analysed by the TUC show the hourly rate of pay for men is £26.54 and for women £18.32, with the disparity even wider in part-time jobs Continue reading

The Global Gender Gap Report 2013 / The four Nordic countries continue to hold privileged positions

The four Nordic countries that have consistently held the highest positions in previous editions of the Global Gender Gap Index continue to hold privileged positions Continue reading

Gender Gap / Women more likely to be victims of crime when unemployed, but not men research finds

High women unemployment means a higher likelihood of higher crime rates. But not men unemployment Continue reading

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