Women's & Girls' Leadership

From prime ministers to grass roots organizers, women and girls are attaining leadership positions in increasing numbers across government, civil society and the economy. But the glass ceiling is still firmly in place in many countries including in the US, where women are still vastly under-represented in government and senior leadership positions.

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Critical Issue: Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector

Re:Gender announces an innovative professional development program for young women. Funded by the American Express Foundation, the year-long program will benefit young women who are engaged in the nonprofit and social justice sectors by providing training and sustained support to build the next generation of women leaders.

For more information, visit the program page here.

 

 

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  • July 5, 2012

    A study of 54 countries finds that women in countries with great gender inequality are more likely than men to support authoritarian values.


  • June 28, 2012

    Ultra-orthodox, or haredi, women are joining the Israeli labor force in increasing numbers and many are choosing to work in technology, attracted in part by the industry’s willingness to accommodate their religious lifestyle.


  • June 28, 2012

    Former Bank of America Wealth Management president Sallie Krawcheck argues that women are exactly what banks need.


  • June 28, 2012

    Researchers from the universities of Leicester and Essex looked into the concept of "adulting," which is defined as the attempt by people to be seen as mature and responsible, professionally and socially, and, when looking at a London hedge...


  • June 25, 2012

    At the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, female leaders argue that reproductive health links to everything from poverty to food security to climate change and beyond.