Awareness & Education

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

 

Women Soldiers: History and Recent Experience

Date/Time: 
04/15/2010

Joshua S. Goldstein, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, American University (Washington, DC); and Research Scholar, University of Massachusetts

Closing the Gender Gap @ PwC

In an attempt to find answers to questions pertinent to business challenges and changes faced today, PricewaterhouseCoopers invited global academics, politicians, and business leaders to share their views on the gender gap and how it will impact the future.
 

URL: 
http://www.pwc.com/gx/en/women-at-pwc/pwc-closing-the-gender-gap-film.jhtml

More women in finance, a more sustainable economy

As has been pointed out with increasing frequency, a certain group think has been widely blamed for the economic crisis we find ourselves in today. Studies indicate that women are more comprehensive thinkers and less attracted to excessive risk than are their male peers.
 

URL: 
http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Opinion/2009/0624/p09s02-coop.html

Gender Action Plan: Bringing the Private Sector on Board

World Bank Managing Director Ngozi N. Okonjo-Iweala formally launched a Private Sector Leaders Forum (PSLF) with IFC Executive Vice President Lars Thunell and World Bank Vice President Danny Laipziger at the World Economic Forum January 2009 summit in Davos, Switzerland. This innovative public-private partnership is the latest initiative of Gender Equality as Smart Economics, the World Bank Group’s Gender Action Plan (GAP).
 

URL: 
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EXTGENDER/Resources/GAPNewsletterSpring09.pdf

Girl Scouts Transforming Leadership

 The video details the Girl Scout Experience, in essence reconceptualizing leadership as we know it.

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Ticket Office Sexism: The Gender Gap in Pricing for NCAA Division I Basketball

Date/Time: 
03/04/2010
Lunchtime Presentation
  
Laura Pappano and Allison J. Tracy, Ph.D.

 Location: Cheever House 

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Marketing to Women Means Marketing to Men Too

This article focuses on the need for consumer goods companies to target both men and women in their advertising, not just women. By appealing to “parents and children” and not “mothers and children,” companies will gain access to a new market opportunity.
 

URL: 
http://www.20-first.com/303-0-marketing-to-women-means-marketing-to-men-too.html

A Gender Perspective in Labor Market Governance, Asia Pacific Working Paper Series

This study looks at the Decent Work Agenda from the perspective of gender-related issues and
especially gender discrimination in the workplace. 

URL: 
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/region/asro/manila/downloads/wp17.pdf

Girls’ Education in the 21st Century: Gender Equality, Empowerment, and Economic Growth

Much has been done to increase gender equality in education over the past 15 years. National governments and the international community have followed through on promises made in various international forums to increase investments in girls’ education. Overall female enrollment at the primary level in low-income countries has accordingly grown from 87 percent in 1990 to 94 percent in 2004, considerably shrinking the gender gap. This progress is the result of recognition of centrality of girls’ education in development and the overall progress made under the Education for All (EFA) agenda.
 

URL: 
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EDUCATION/Resources/278200-1099079877269/547664-1099080014368/DID_Girls_edu.pdf
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