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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  • March 17, 2010

    A message to all those confident young American women from pioneering feminist Gloria Steinem: For all the advances in women's rights in the past 40 years, equality remains a distant hope....


  • March 16, 2010

    A judge in Sierra Leone has ruled for the first time that a woman's bid to become a paramount chief is lawful.  Women's rights activists hailed the ruling as a landmark decision and vowed to fight similar bans in other regions.


  • March 16, 2010

    Egypt's Constitutional Court backed the right of women judges to sit on the bench in the state's administrative courts, despite opposition from conservatives.

    The ruling follows a dispute within the State Council, the top administrative...


  • March 15, 2010

    Deutsche Telekom, Europe’s largest telecommunications company...


  • March 12, 2010

    During the 2008 presidential election campaign, then-Senator Hillary Clinton almost shattered the nation's ultimate glass ceiling. After her defeat, she thanked her supporters for putting 18 million cracks into that ceiling.

    Now, as secretary of...