Globalization

For businesses that want to compete in the global marketplace, the development of a culturally and internationally competent work force is fundamental to success. Business professionals increasingly seek out international experience as a key to professional development and advancement. The stakes are high, therefore, to ensure that global assignments are both readily available and successful. Yet women lag behind men in taking on international transfers, and the hurdles they face – “trailing” spouses, competing family and community responsibilities, inadequate training, challenging timetables and disadvantages on repatriation – are generally more numerous for women than for men. Through NCRW’s network, professionals and HR leaders are provided with the information they need to develop a business case for change as well as best practices for developing a more diversified talent pool.

Women on Boards: Review and Outlook

"Women on Boards: Review and Outlook" includes statistics on the status of women on Fortune 1000 boards by company, industry, functional background, board leadership positions and other categories. The data was researched by CTPartners and supplemented by interviews with 50 directors, CEOs, CHROs and governance experts. The report includes suggestions to help boards add more women, tips for women interested in serving on boards, and steps for women serving on boards to strengthen their roles.
 
Marie E. Kelly, co-author of the report and Partner in the CEO and Board Practice at CTPartners, commented, "Our research uncovered pockets of improvement in the participation of women on boards as well as areas of concern.
URL: 
http://www.ctnet.com/uploadedFiles/Women-On-Boards_2012.pdf

The Global Gender Gap Report 2011

The Global Gender Gap Index, introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006, is a framework for capturing the magnitude and scope of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. The Index benchmarks national gender gaps on economic, political, education- and health-based criteria, and provides country rankings that allow for effective comparisons across regions and income groups, and over time. The rankings are designed to create greater awareness among a global audience of
the challenges posed by gender gaps and the opportunities created by reducing them. The methodology and quantitative analysis behind the rankings are intended to serve as a basis for designing effective measures for reducing gender gaps.

URL: 
http://reports.weforum.org/global-gender-gap-2011/

Women & Mobile: A Global Opportunity

Report by GSMA (Groupe Speciale Mobile Association) and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women

 

300 Million Fewer Female than Male Subscribers: A US$13 Billion Opportunity

Mobile phone ownership in low and middle-income countries has skyrocketed in the past several years. But a woman is still 21% less likely to own a mobile phone than a man. This figure increases to 23% if she lives in in Africa, 24% if she lives in the Middle East, and 37% if she lives in South Asia. Closing this gender gap would bring the benefits of mobile phones to an additional 300 million women. By extending the benefits of mobile phone ownership to more women, a host of social and economic goals can be advanced.

Nine in Ten Women Feel Safer Because of Their Mobile Phones

URL: 
http://vitalwaveconsulting.com/pdf/Women-Mobile.pdf
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