'The Power of Yin'
Highlights benefits of holistic approach to SRI, sustainability, networking, the Love Economy, the empowerment of women.
Relates to: Wealth of Networks, SRI, Global Citizenship
How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth
September 2015 | byJonathan Woetzel, Anu Madgavkar, Kweilin Ellingrud, Eric Labaye, Sandrine Devillard, Eric Kutcher, James Manyika, Richard Dobbs, and Mekala Krishnan
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Gender inequality is not only a pressing moral and social issue but also a critical economic challenge. If women—who account for half the world’s working-age population—do not achieve their full economic potential, the global economy will suffer. While all types of inequality have economic consequences, in our new McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) report, The power of parity: How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth, we focus on the [...]
With Robo-Adviser SheCapital, Tina Powell Aims to Empower Women
An investment firm designed for new female investors, SheCapital seeks to close the gender gap in financial advice. [...]
Chart of the Day - Economy and Society
August 25 2015
Where in the world are women most likely to found a business? According to the Global Startup Ecosystem Ranking 2015, the number of female entrepreneurs is now significantly higher than in previous years. Even so, it is much lower than the number of men starting
new businesses. In 2012, approximately 12 percent of global startups had a female founder and this increased to 18 percent in 2015.
When it comes to the top global cities for female entrepreneurs, four of the top ten are in the united states. Chicago grabs top spot with women accounting for 30 percent of new startups. Boston is close behind with 29 percent. Silicon Valley and Los Angeles
come third and fourth with 24 and 22 percent [...]
Biologist Rebecca Kenow spent two decades managing public sector environmental programs in Minnesota and then at a petroleum refinery before becoming the first full-time director of sustainability for agricultural cooperative Land O’ Lakes several years ago.
While Land O’Lakes butter and milk may be the most familiar products for many readers, its businesses also include Purina, which feeds more than 100 million animals annually, and WinField, a crop protection, seed marketing and agronomics company.
Under Kenow’s stewardship, the $15 billion organization has made strides in animal husbandry and in encouraging individual farmer members to embrace sustainable business practices within their own organizations. It helps individual farms measure their footprint with a [...]
The dearth of women in STEM careers isn’t from discrimination but a perception and visibility issue, says Dame Sue Ion
Women now make up 24% of FTSE 100 board positions and are increasingly represented in high profile science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) roles. Both the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Engineering and Technology have appointed female presidents in the last year; Dame Ann Dowling and Naomi Climer respectively. The Institute of Physics has Frances Saunders at the helm, and Louise Kingham is Chief Executive of the Energy Institute.
Many women are also at the cutting edge of innovation. Women such as Professor Eleanor Stride at the University of Oxford, who is developing new treatments for cancer and Alzheimer’s using microbubbles, [...]