There aren’t many women billionaires, but the 10 richest are worth $401 billion. The majority of ultra-rich women—226 of 327 as identifed by Forbes— inherited their wealth, including the world’s three richest women: L'Oréal heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, Walmart heiress Alice Walton and Julia Klinea Koch, who inherited a stake in Koch Industries when her husband, David Koch, died in 2019.
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Cari Jacobs-Crovetto writes, "I have collected six do’s and don’ts below that have come from my history in the boardroom as well as from the men I coach and learn from about how we can best show up as allies."
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Breen Sullivan, founder of The Fourth Floor and cofounder Kat de Haen are helping women understand how board governance works and how to secure a seat at the table. They're driving systemic change by getting women onto the boards and cap tables of startups so they can initiate and advance their board careers and investment portfolios while fueling funding to women-led startups.
The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team—A Case Study In The Collective Power Of Women And Doing The Impossible
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The good news is that women won. The bad news is that they had to fight at all. The worse news is just how much resistance they faced for daring to call out unequal treatment.
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit it announced today that a Walmart store in Iowa violated federal law when it gave a Black female employee an unsanitary lactation space based upon her race and failed to promote her based on sex stereotypes about mothers with small children.
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"If you’re serious about expanding board opportunities to women and minorities, start by disclosing where you stand today, where you want to go and include measurable targets and a time period over which such targets will be achieved."
The impact of the pandemic on women in the tech industry might best be described as a “perfect storm.” For leaders in tech, inaction is not an option.
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“‘Can I talk about gender equality because I have a platform because of something my husband achieved?’ I mean, the irony of that is crazy. But then I just thought, ‘In life, we are given all kinds of opportunities. We can either do something with it, or we can’t. As long as we achieve these opportunities through legitimate or non-limited various means, we should decide to make the most of them.”
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Recent reports indicate that families, facing extreme food shortages, are selling their children, and mostly girls, so that families could buy food. Some of these girls will become child brides.
To help HR leadership better equip leaders, employees and potential bystanders with tools to stand up and speak out against bullying, intimidation or sexual harassment, the members of Forbes Human Resources Council share 13 tips to identify and address sexual harassment so employees are safe and supported each day.
CNN’s signal has vanished from television screens in China, the network reported Thursday evening, accusing the Chinese government of censoring CNN’s coverage of Peng Shuai, the tennis player and one of China’s largest sports stars, who has not been seen in public since she accused one of the Chinese government’s senior leaders of coercing her into sex.