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Thursday, May 14, 2020
Holly Richardson: Having a seat at the table does not mean having a voice
By Holly Richardson , “After years spent analyzing lab and real-life settings to determine what it takes for a woman to really be heard — to truly be perceived as competent and influential — these professors have found the same truth: for women,...
Thursday, May 07, 2020
The pandemic recasts gender inequality
By Cathy Young, Amid a life-and-death health emergency and an economic crisis, the culture-war issues that dominated America’s national conversation a short time ago have receded — but not completely. Some argue, for instance, that gender inequality...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
A shaken world demands balanced leadership
By Rick Zedník, In late March, as Covid-19 killed hundreds of Americans each day, Donald Trump referred to himself as a “wartime president”. Within days, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said, “every one of us is enlisted” to “fight”, before he...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Sugarcoating and brutal honesty: How leaders are handling coronavirus crisis
By Megan Specia, World leaders have spent the past several weeks grappling with the unexpected, as country after country has seen the coronavirus arrive at its borders and an outbreak has exploded into a pandemic. With the virus endangering citizens...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Coronavirus magnifies silence around sexism and gender inequality
By Tim Libretti, One can find in the media many important analyses and accounts of the way the coronavirus pandemic has exposed and exacerbated the myriad inequities plaguing U.S. society. The most opulent among us can shelter in place and not have...
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Australia: Women at the frontline (and the rear) of COVID-19
Laura Moorby has never been busier. She’s a Relationship Manager for ANZ in the Australian Capital Territory and her customers heard the bank would assist them with loan repayment suspensions and other relief measures in response to COVID-19. Her...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Leading with a quiet voice — the irony of women’s influence during COVID-19
By Heather McIntosh and Maria Giammarco, In an age of obsessive media consumption, social media “influencers” shape our interactions and collective understanding. These influencers build platforms to sell products, but also to advocate for women’s...
Monday, May 04, 2020
Women’s leadership could enhance global recovery from COVID-19
By Jacqui True, As countries consider how to recover from COVID-19 without a vaccine, technologies for testing and contact tracing are seen as crucial to enable us to return to work and school. But the one ingredient often missing in the strategy to...
Friday, May 01, 2020
The Venezuelan perspective: for more women in Venezuelan politics
By Betide Muñoz-Pogossian, Having more women calling the shots in Venezuelan politics may be the way to move faster towards a democratic transition. You shouldn’t expect different results if you always do the same thing, so why not have more women...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Are female leaders more successful at managing the coronavirus crisis?
By Jon Henley and Eleanor Ainge Roy, On 1 April, the prime minister of Sint Maarten addressed her nation’s 41,500 people. Coronavirus cases were rising, and Silveria Jacobs knew the small island country, which welcomes 500,000 tourists a year, was...
Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Coronavirus crisis is proving we need more women governors and mayors
A year that was supposed to be all about the presidency has suddenly become all about the governors. With the federal response to coronavirus lagging, national attention has turned to a group of lesser-known executive leaders now leading the fight...
Monday, April 27, 2020
The coronavirus could either help or hinder women’s candidacies
By Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Women’s leadership has drawn a lot of praise during the COVID-19 crisis, including for politicians like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and chief medical officers Theresa Tam and Bonnie Henry. There has also...
Monday, April 27, 2020
The coronavirus could either help or hinder women’s candidacies
By Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Women’s leadership has drawn a lot of praise during the COVID-19 crisis, including for politicians like New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and chief medical officers Theresa Tam and Bonnie Henry. There has also...
Monday, April 27, 2020
Why do women make such good leaders during COVID-19?
By Cami Anderson, By the end of February, leaders across the globe were looking at the same facts: An invisible and dangerous enemy was fast approaching. COVID-19 was highly contagious, unpredictable, and deadly, even with an aggressive public...
Friday, April 24, 2020
Why leadership training is critical to helping women achieve their potential
By Hira Ali, It’s a common thought that women-only training focused on gender-specific challenges undermines equality because it divides problems by gender. But it’s important to acknowledge that there are specific traits distinct to both men and...
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Women leaders are doing a disproportionately great job at handling the pandemic. So why aren't there more of them?
In Taiwan, early intervention measures have controlled the coronavirus pandemic so successfully that it is now exporting millions of face masks to help the European Union and others. Germany has overseen the largest-scale coronavirus testing program...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Resources on Gender-sensitive Responses to COVID-19
As the impact of COVID-19 intensifies globally, we have curated a selection of resources and information on gender-sensitive responses and women’s leadership in times of pandemic. You will find a list of relevant resolutions, useful tools, virtual...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
In a global emergency, women are showing how to lead
By Zoe Marks Among the countries that have seen early successes in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic, female leaders stand out. Germany under Angela Merkel boasts one of the lowest fatality rates in the world and is gradually reopening. Women-...

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