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.

Uncommon Height Awards Gala

Date/Time: 
06/10/2010

The Uncommon Height Gala is always celebrated in honor of Dr. Dorothy Height's birthday. This year she celebrates 98 years.

Location: The Hilton Washington Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington, DC

*Ticket cost is $250.00.

Gala proceeds strengthen NCNW's capacity to meet critical needs in the empowerment of women and their families.

 

 

The Corporate Gender Gap Report, 2010

Leading companies are failing to capitalize on the talents of women in the workforce, according to the World Economic Forum’s Corporate Gender Gap Report 2010. It is the first study to cover the world’s largest employers in 20 countries and benchmark them against the gender equality policies that most companies should have in place but are in fact widely missing.

URL: 
http://www.weforum.org/en/Communities/Women%20Leaders%20and%20Gender%20Parity/GenderGapNetwork/CorporateGenderGap/index.htm

The Gannon Center and EVOKE present Half the Sky with Sheryl WuDunn

Date/Time: 
03/23/2010

The 2010 Ann F. Baum Women and Leadership Speaker Series

 

Global capital markets: Entering a new era

The global financial crisis and worldwide recession abruptly halted nearly three decades of expansion for international capital markets. From 1980 through 2007, the world’s financial assets—including equities, private and public debt, and bank deposits—nearly quadrupled in size relative to global GDP. Global capital flows similarly surged.
 

URL: 
http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Economic_Studies/Productivity_Performance/Global_capital_markets_Entering_a_new_era_2443

Advancing Women in the Global Marketplace

This report stems from Advancing Women in the Global Marketplace, a meeting and consultation which explored the role of business in improving the status of women around the world. The event and workshop brought together representatives of business, civil society, academia, labor, governments, and the UN to develop a more coherent vision of the many ways in which business can help to empower women and advance gender equality.
 

URL: 
http://unglobalcompact.org/docs/news_events/Bulletin/AdvanceWomen_Report.pdf

UN Global and UNIFEM Consider International Application of The Calvert Women’s Principles

The Calvert Women’s Principles (CWP) were a focal point of a forum convened by the United Nations Global Compact and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), entitled Advancing Women in the Global Marktplace.
 

URL: 
http://calvert.com/newsarticle.html?keepleftnav=news&article=14330

Route to the Top, 2009

What does it take for women to get on to FTSE100 boards?
 

URL: 
http://www.heidrick.com/NR/rdonlyres/3780C55E-91EF-4756-B877-8153F6D7A334/0/RouteToTheTop.pdf

Boards in Turbulent Times Corporate Governance Report, 2009

Although this report does not offer a particular focus on women, it does offer gender as one unit of analysis/methodology.
 

URL: 
http://www.heidrick.com/NR/rdonlyres/A03A8F3A-A676-43FC-BBBA-06105F43B034/0/CorporateGovernance2009Europe.pdf
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