By Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women Date: Friday, June 8, 2018 This op-ed was originally published in the EVE webmagazine 'How to improve gender equality in the workplace' reached Google's top five searches around gender equality in the last year. Interest in women's rights is at an all-time high: this is a powerful moment to drive for change. Women have tremendous potential to transform our economies, societies and businesses.

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By Grace Donnelly 1:40 PM EDT What progress has really been made on increasing diversity in the business world over the last 20 years? Business leaders addressed this question and offered paths forward at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International Summit in London on Monday.

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Worst excuses for excluding women from the boardroom 11:59am Worst excuses for excluding women from the boardroom Women may finally be getting a firm foothold in the UK’s top companies but there are still far too many male boardroom bastions left, relying on shockingly poor excuses to keep the status quo The government has released the top 10 worst explanations given to the Hampton-Alexander Review team by FTSE 350 chairs and chief executives for not appointing women to FTSE company boards.

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During the International Air Transport Association’s annual conference in Sydney on Monday, a reporter asked Al Baker what he plans to do to bring more gender equality to airlines and bring more women into high-level positions, specifically in Middle Eastern airline companies. “Well, it’s not in Qatar Airways,” Al Baker said of gender inequality in aviation, to which the reporter responded: “Well, certainly it’s being led by a man?” “Of course it has to be led by a man.

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Senior women urged to talk about pathways to success Share Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick said she feared that the brouhaha over Catherine Brenner's resignation as AMP chair would result in even fewer women breaking the glass ceiling.

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