Charlotte Werner

Why more women at the top means better performance?
WikiStage Empow'Her
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    “Why woman matters? Why does it matter to have more women at the top of corporation? Does it really matter for company performance? And so we did a big research across the globe and the answer to these questions was yes, hopefully. Yes it matters, it matters for company performance. It maters for company’s organizational performance. (…) and it matters, above all, in terms of financial performance. So what we found out is that companies with more than three women in their board are more performant than companies with no women in their board.”

     

Queen Rania of Jordan at Davos 2013 - The Global Development Outlook
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    The Global Development Outlook

    With the Millennium Development Goals expiring in 2015, what should be at the top of the next development agenda?

    • Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York
    • David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
    • William H. Gates III, Co-Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USA
    • Helene D. Gayle, President and Chief Executive Officer, CARE USA, USA; Global Agenda Council on Poverty & Sustainable Development
    • Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda
    • Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, Unilever, United Kingdom
    • H.M. Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

    Chaired by
    • Thomas L. Friedman, Columnist, Foreign Affairs, The New York Times, USA

    http://www.weforum.org/

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai Speaks at Harvard
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    Malala Yousafzai speaks at Harvard University upon receiving the 2013 Peter J. Gomes Humanitarian of the Year Award. At 16 years old, Malala is the youngest person ever to receive this award.

Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousafzai United Nations Speech 2013
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    Pakistani girl celebrates her 16th birthday on day she speaks to United Nations' student delegates.
     

Christiane Amanpour

Christiane Amanpour | News Lab at Google
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    News Lab at Google presents Christiane Amanpour in conversation with Daniel Sieberg.

    Christiane Amanpour is host of AMANPOUR and chief international correspondent for CNN. Previously, she was the global affairs anchor at ABC News. Her illustrious career in journalism spans three decades. Her international reporting began in 1990 as a correspondent for CNN where she reported on international crisis in the Gulf War, Iraq, Afghanistan, North Korea, Palestinian territories, Iran, Sudan, Israel, Pakistan, Somalia, Rwanda, the Balkans, Egypt, Libya. She has interviewed most of the top world leaders over the past two decades and Amanpour has received every major broadcast award, including an inaugural Television Academy Award, ten News and Documentary Emmys, four George Foster Peabody Awards, and nine honorary degrees. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire and an Honorary Citizen of Sarajevo. Amanpour is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island.

    Daniel Sieberg is the Global Head of Media Outreach for News Lab at Google.

Queen Rania of Jordan on Female Education
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    Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, International Day of the Girl Global Chair, knows that illiteracy, poverty and disease don't stand a chance if ALL girls are educated. Watch -- and learn the formula for change.

    Educate girls. Change the world.

Yann Borgstedt

Why men should invest in women?
WikiStage Empow'Her
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    "I'm a firm believer that media can be a tool to change the perception that men have on women."

    "A lot of programs that we [at the Womanity Foundation] are doing is, we start things and we collaborate with people. That's been the big frustration for me in philanthropy, there are not enough people collaborating together and too many people doing the same thing."

    "We have a program to help social entrepreneurs scale their impact, with consulting firms although we initially started with pro bono."

    "For girls' education we have two programs in two countries. First one is in Afghanistan, where we transform state schools into model schools. We don't do what the government should do, which is paying the teachers and the infrastructures. We train the teachers, we develop the curriculum with them and we bring other activities like introducing sports into women schools. [...] We believe in giving the same chances."

     

ChloƩ Chambraud

How can social entrepreneurship empower women?
WikiStage Empow'Her
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    "One of the core principles of Empow’Her is to work really closely with local organization to transfer skills and to help them carry out their project."

    "You may wonder what is a social enterprise, the model stands somewhere between the NGO model and traditional business model. (...) So we created San Jai, that is, San Jai in Thai means „weaving hurts“. Basically women who are in these shelters are being trained and then they produce handicrafts and then these handicrafts are being sold to customers."

    „But it’s not only about handicraft“, it is about regaining self-confidence through the creative process to earn decent wage and work in a safe environment.“

    “Instead of seeing challenges we saw a lot of incredible opportunities”

    "(…)the women. Instead of seeing them as victims of violence, we saw them as incredibly talented professionals.”

    What you give is what you get was our motto with Luisa during these six months, but actually we received way more than what we gave"

    "We created two collections of products, and these are made from up-cycled material. This is from rice bags, and we believe that even though our main goal is a social goal we also have an environmental duty and we should be as ecofriendly as possible. Our biggest challenge but also achievement was definitely to train those women, and we’ve trained fifteen women, and we called the director of the center last week and she told us that many more women are coming to the training that are now very successful."

     

Janet Crawford

The Surprising Neuroscience of Gender Inequality
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    When it comes to the tech industry and gender, the situation isn’t pretty. Yet despite the glaring ugliness of scandals like Gamergate, the prime culprit in gender inequity is likely not overt sexism. Implicit bias, a normal byproduct of our neural design, leads well-intentioned men and women to reinforce the status quo, while constricting creativity and limiting strategic vision. Join Janet Crawford in an exploration of the biological basis of bias and the responsibility we all hold in changing the story.

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