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Assertive boys are called leaders, assertive girls are called bossy

LeanIn.Org and Girl Scouts of the USA today launched Ban Bossy, a public service campaign to encourage leadership and achievement in girls. The campaign—with educational materials, a new website, a public service announcement (PSA) and endorsements by celebrities and others—will draw attention to the ways girls and women are discouraged from leading, beginning when girls are called “bossy.” It will offer educational resources to help girls and women take the lead and give parents, teachers, troop leaders and managers hands-on strategies for supporting female leadership. The campaign is promoting the #banbossy hashtag to spread the word.

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Continue Reading March 21, 2014 at 8:32 am

HR Directeur populairste rol voor topvrouwen

Wereldwijd worden anno 2014 24% van de topfuncties bekleed door vrouwen. Kijken naar deze groep topvrouwen, vervult het merendeel van hen de rol van HR Director. De minst populaire positie onder vrouwen is niet geheel verwonderlijk de rol van Chief Information Officer (CIO). In het rapport ‘Women in Business’ analyseerde Grant Thornton de positive van vrouwen in de wereldwijde arbeidsmarkt. Het accountants- en adviesbureau keek ondermeer naar de opleidings-achtergrond, het aantal vrouwen in management posities en het gebruik van HR initiatieven voor meer vrouwelijke participatie in het personeelsbestand. Het onderzoek is gebaseerd op input van ruim 6.700 (senior) managers werkzaam bij mid-market bedrijven in 45 landen.

Continue Reading March 19, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Jobs most likely to be stolen by robots revealed

A report has revealed the jobs that are most likely to be stolen by robots. The report by Bloomberg says that job of a choreographer, schoolteacher or physician are safe from robots. The jobs most at risk have been identified as loan officers, which the report claims are at a 98 percent probability of automation, followed by receptionists, legal assistants, retail salespersons and taxi drivers, News.com.au reported. The list also includes security guards, cooks and bartenders.

Continue Reading March 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm

Tucson going after Tesla’s 6,500 new jobs #Tesla #ElonMusk #Tucson

The city of Tucson has made a formal proposal to become the home of a $5 billion “gigafactory” for lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. Tesla Motors Inc.’s planned 10 million-square-foot plant would need up to 1,000 acres of land and create about 6,500 jobs. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said land within the city has been identified with access to the Union Pacific mainline and the interstates. He also said the city has tax incentives to add to whatever tax incentives are offered by the Arizona Commerce Authority to lure Tesla to the state.

Continue Reading March 10, 2014 at 7:11 pm

More Than A Third Of UK Female Employees Have Faced Barriers During Their Career, While Nearly Half Of HR Directors Believe Progress Is Being Made

More than a third of women have experienced barriers to advancement during their career, finds new research1 from specialist recruiter Robert Half UK. However, a separate study2 also shows that nearly half (47%) of HR directors believe women are in fact advancing their careers on par with men in the workplace, displaying a clear mismatch in perceptions between employees and HR directors. More than four in 10 (42%) women aged between 18-34 say they have personally faced a gender barrier, followed by 34% of those aged between 35-54 and 26% of women aged 55 and over.

Continue Reading March 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm


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