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 7, 2010

    India's government will present a bill to lawmakers aimed at empowering the nation's often-marginalized women by reserving one-third of legislative seats...


  • March 6, 2010

    Female marines will accompany men on patrols in Afghanistan to try to win over rural Afghan women who are culturally off limits to outside men.


  • March 5, 2010

    As modern peacekeeping has evolved, the number of female police officers in U.N. peacekeeping missions around the world has doubled during the past five years.


  • March 5, 2010

    Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Liberian president, has relied on mothers and women for popular support and to rebuild a country that essentially failed.


  • March 5, 2010

    Women hold chief executive and president positions in only 3% of the world's top 1000 companies and are just 13.5% of executive officers in the U.S.'s top 500. Yet in the public sector they have progressed at three times the rate.