Women can have it all if they fight for what they need. That was the message that came from a powerful woman who sparked a national debate last week about women and their success in the workplace and as mothers.
Havana (AFP) - For eight years, Cuban boxer Namibia Flores has leaned in with a clenched jaw and raised guard to throw punches against all male training partners.Flores follows the same preparation as her male opponents. She lifts the same truck tires and waits for the same opportunity to catch a break and get the chance to fight for her country.
MUMBAI: The first female head at one of India's biggest banks says a ruling forcing firms to appoint women directors to boards has eased chronically lopsided gender ratios -- but warns too many firms are still failing to embrace diversity. State Bank of India chairwoman Arundhati Bhattacharya told AFP that the regulator's moves to get rid of the "old boys' network" and demand women were appointed to boards had led to posts being filled by family members. However, she said she was fine with that if they have the ability.
MUMBAI: Majority of companies in India Inc have introduced a series of initiatives aimed at young mothers at workplace, according to the first edition of Best Companies for Women in India (BCWI) study 2016. The study was conducted by AVTAR Group, a diversity advocate and workplace inclusion expert and Working Mother Media, a gender-parity champion in the US.
The losses to business were largely due to recruitment and training costs, and lost productivity. These could be even higher when reputational risks, loss of valuable staff, employment tribunals and longer-term productivity impacts are also included.
The new research also showed the cost to British women could be as much as £113 million a year when they’re forced to leave their job. This includes those who felt so poorly treated they had to leave and those who were dismissed or made compulsorily redundant.
Amazon, a company once notorious for eschewing popular perks, from free snacks to paid paternity leave, announced this week a shift in policy for its employees, including those working in its fulfillment centers and customer service.
A new study published today captures a broad picture – of fathers wanting to take an active part in childcare and of workplaces failing to adapt and support their aspirations.
Family is the highest priority for fathers. A quarter of fathers that took part in the study drop their children at school or nursery every day; with just over a quarter collecting them more than half the time.