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Harnessing the Power of Women to Beat DiabetesApril 7 marks the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Health Day. This year’s theme – Beat Diabetes – comes at a critical time when 415 million people are affected by diabetes worldwide. The campaign aims to curb the proliferation of Type 2 diabetes cases, which are expected to double by 2030, by scaling up prevention...
Gabriela Seplovich and Adriana Selwyn | Apr 7, 2016
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Impact, Our Point of View
Celebrating International Women’s DayInternational Women’s Day - on March 8 every year - honors the incredible social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments by women around the world. Starting in 1909, the UN declared the first Women’s Day to recognize the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where for the first time, women laborers protested against inhumane working conditions. The UN...
Gabriela Seplovich and Shahnaz Radjy | Mar 7, 2016
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The Gender Divide in Tech: A Leaky PipelineWomen make up 56% of the US labor force and 51% of the US population. Meanwhile, only 20% of executives in the technology industry are women. The fact that women are often left out of high-level decision-making positions is not new. However, here are three pressing reasons why the technology industry should address this gender...
Gabriela Seplovich and Sarah Kunkle | Feb 23, 2016
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Women, Health, and the WorkplaceIn January 2016, Mercer released an analysis of women in the international workforce entitled, “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive.” It determined that only 60-70% of the eligible female population participate in the workforce globally; these women consist of less than 5% of Fortune 500 CEOs, less than 25% of senior management roles, and less than...
Kristie Wellenborg | Feb 10, 2016
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