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  • Smart phones are empowering women worldwide

    Smart phones are empowering women worldwide

    June 27th, 2020, Montreal (Canada): By giving women access to information they otherwise wouldn’t have, mobile phones are transforming lives. Putting smart phones in women’s hands could be a powerful tool to support sustainable development goals in the developing world, according to researchers from McGill University, University of Oxford,...
  • Unilever embraces an inclusive vision of beauty

    Unilever embraces an inclusive vision of beauty

    June 25,th, 2020, (London/Rotterdam): Unilever announced today the next step in the evolution of its skin care portfolio to a more inclusive vision of beauty – which includes the removal of the words ‘fair/fairness’, ‘white/whitening’, and ‘light/lightening’ from its products’ packs and communication. As part of this decision, the...
  • Effects And Impact of COVID19 on Civil Society Organizations

    The COVID19 pandemic has changed the way we see issues, conflict and emergencies. As it disrupts and wreaks a havoc on health and healthcare systems, education, businesses, economies and life itself indiscriminately, we are actually left with no choice but to take it head on. Needless to say, the...
  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Appoints President of Gender Equality

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Appoints President of Gender Equality

    June 15th, 2020, Seattle (USA): The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation named Anita Zaidi, currently director, Vaccine Development & Surveillance (VD&S) and Enteric & Diarrheal Diseases (EDD), as the first president of Gender Equality on June 11th, 2020. In this new role, Anita will oversee a division comprised of the...
  • Human Rights Specialist Liz Guantai Selected For The Women Deliver Young Leaders Program 2020

    Women Deliver has announced its Young Leaders Program Class of 2020, consisting of 300 diverse set of young people from all over the world. These changemakers have been chosen for their groundbreaking efforts advancing gender equality not just within their communities and countries, but all across the globe. And,...
  • Women More Successful on Stock Exchange - Higher Returns With 56% Fewer Trades

    Women More Successful on Stock Exchange – Higher Returns With 56% Fewer Trades

    Women on average achieve greater returns on the stock market than men. Last year, for example, female investors achieved profits of 24.1%, while their male counterparts brought in 23.5%. This is shown in a new infographic from Kryptoszene.de. Large differences are also apparent in the volume of trades. While...
  • 30% Club MENA Launches Inaugural Senior Mentoring Programme for women across the Middle East

    The 30% Club is a global campaign led by Chairs, CEOs and leaders of industry taking action to increase gender diversity at board and senior management levels. The campaign was brought to the region in 2015 when the 30% Club’s MENA Chapter was established. It is focused as a...
  • TiE Dubai launches TiE Women competition for entrepreneurs in MENA

    TiE Dubai launches TiE Women competition for entrepreneurs in MENA

    June 1st, 2020, Dubai (UAE): The Dubai chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) announced its official participation in TiE Women, a global initiative dedicated to empowering women entrepreneurs across the globe. Through the TiE Women initiative, TiE Dubai aims to provide budding women entrepreneurs in the UAE and the...
  • Badiri E-Academy’s cultivates a solution-driven mindset in a time of uncertainty

    Badiri E-Academy cultivates a solution-driven mindset in a time of uncertainty

    May 21st, 2020, Sharjah (UAE): Badiri Education and Development Academy (Badiri), the education and capacity-building arm of UAE-based NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) has added a new professional training course on its e-learning platform Badiri E-Academy to take entrepreneurs through a step-by-step journey of transforming a problem-oriented approach to...