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Four WRONG stereotypes lead to women getting less money

Here is a great article in HBR on why women entrepreneurs tend to get less funding. Four harmful stereotypes were identified (and disproved): Women are cautious; women are reluctant to grow their businesses; women don't have resources and women's ventures under-perform. All are false. We need to challenge these assumptions AND ALSO a much deeper biases that

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Advancing Women, Gender, Glass Ceiling, News, Women Leaders|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four WRONG stereotypes lead to women getting less money

How did a man’s organisation raise 574 million?

The Movember community has raised $574 million to date.  Wow. I wonder why is it so much harder to raise money for women? What can women do to make their causes (such as inequality and violence) as cool and exciting. Do women need to grow mustaches!?? V-Day is about as close as it gets. I welcome your creative ideas!

By |March 24th, 2015|Categories: Advancing Women, Events|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How did a man’s organisation raise 574 million?

Yeah for Avon Foundation

I read about Reese Witherspoon becoming the global ambassador of the Avon Foundation for Women. She unveiled the Empowerment Circle of Support Necklace to help raise money for programs dedicated to women's empowerment and the prevention of violence against women. It's wonderful when those in positions on influence like movie stars and large corporations support

By |May 18th, 2012|Categories: Gender|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Yeah for Avon Foundation

Madonna helps builds 10 new schools

Madonna only shows up on the front page of the news when she is half naked. On page 17 I found a small clip saying Madonna plans to build 10 new schools in Malawi in southern Africa. When complete 100o children, half girls will be educated each year. She is working with a non-profit group

By |February 8th, 2012|Categories: News, Thought Leaders|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Madonna helps builds 10 new schools

Our government just pretends to honour women

I am surprised by the outrage showed by Justice Minister Rob Nicholson in our House Of Commons. His talk condemned the murderers of the four Shafia women (Murder is Murder). He got a standing ovation - but only from his Conservative member colleagues. Mr Nicholson and his peers failed to notice that they have not as a

By |February 2nd, 2012|Categories: Advancing Women, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Our government just pretends to honour women