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October 23-29



When I grow up, I want to be Queen! Well, it's now a possibility if you're the eldest child of the King and Queen of England!

Since October 28, the rules of royal succession to the British Crown have changed. The Commonwealth members announced on Friday that male heirs will no longer take precedence over their sisters in succession.

The British press, along with French and American newspapers have extensively discussed this event, which, we hope, will spur other monarchies to do the same. 

 

Boardroom Diversity
Boardroom Diversity
EUROPE LOOKING TO THE U.S. TO FILL BOARDROOM QUOTAS?

This week, the European debate over whether to implement binding quotas for women on boards has been widely commented. At least ten European countries, including Norway, France and Spain, have approved quotas or corporate-governance codes for women representation on boards, or are considering them. According to recruiting firms, it may mean that companies will need to find more than 1,000 new female directors in the next three to five years. Recruiters say that there is a shortage of European women executives in their 50s. To fill in the gap, more and more recruiters are looking to the United States to help European companies find candidates to meet the quotas...

While the debate is heating up in Europe, talks about quotas in the U.S. are pretty unlikely. The idea that women need to earn those board seats on their own merit is mostly prevalent for now.



More Dads Choose Family Over Career
More Dads Choose Family Over Career
THE RISE OF STAY-AT-HOME DADS

A novelty this week for WoTo, a post dedicated to fathers! Interesting studies published recently show that a rise in the number of stay-at-home dads has been driven by growing numbers of women earning more than their partners. In the UK, a study by Aviva shows that there are now 10 times as many stay-at-home dads in the UK than a decade ago, with one in seven fathers (14%) now the main childcare provider... And in the U.S., a survey reveals that American men value fatherhood more than having a successful career (77% of men rate being a good father as very important, while only 49% said the same about a successful career). Does this signal a real shift in gender roles and parental responsibilities?

 

Mentoring is an essential career tool
Mentoring is an essential career tool
YOU STILL DON'T HAVE A MENTOR?

The professional network LinkedIn released the findings of a study it conducted to learn more about women and their attitudes toward mentoring. It turns out that mentoring is becoming an essential career tool for most women: 81% of them had had a mentor. LinkedIn asked the women who hadn’t had a mentor why that was the case. 52% of the women noted they hadn’t had a mentor because they had, “never encountered someone appropriate.” An interesting finding of the study is that mentoring is more prevalent in younger women: 51% of females between 18-29 years old say that they are being of have been mentored by women. But only 43% of women between 30-44 years old and 34% of women between 45-66 years old say the same thing.  

 

Virginia Rometty, IBM CEO
Virginia Rometty, IBM CEO
FEMALE FORTUNE CEOs AT RECORD HIGH

Great news this week: more women than ever before are SET to manage Fortune 500 companies! On Tuesday, Virginia Rometty was named CEO for IBM, the first female CEO in the company’s 100-year history. On Wednesday, pharmaceutical firm Mylan appointed Heather Bresch as CEO. If no female steps down before the start of the new year, there will be 18 women running Fortune 500 companies in 2012. Previously, there haven’t been more than 16 females running Fortune 500 firms at the same time. OK, we're still a long way from equality, but this is news that we should celebrate!


Putting a Price on Motherhood
Putting a Price on Motherhood
SALARY: IS THERE A "MOMMY PENALTY"?

Have you ever heard of the "Mommy Penalty"? It's the idea that taking time off to have kids is the equivalent of creating your own road block on your career... Because as we all know, the years for child-bearing coincide with those years that are perfect for climbing up the career ladder. The Grindstone looks at which careers have a greater "mommy penalty". Among the worst farers are women who have done an MBA, lawyers, doctors and PhDs. In a word, all the careers that require a big investment in time.  

Another "mommy" related research shows that for every year a woman delays having children, she earns about 9% more, in part because she’s able to put in more hours. 

 

THE INs AND OUTs OF FEMALE MANAGEMENT

This week, French dailies "Le Figaro" and "Les Echos" are exploring what is "female mangement". The articles quote several studies showing that ensuring diversity and gender equality within a company is a key to performance. 



 

Samedi 29 Octobre 2011





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