Presidential nomination, breast-feeding selfies and other must-read gender stories of the week
A weekly digest of stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics.
A woman has won a major American political party’s presidential nomination. This has never happened before . ( Vox ) Three women could be the break-out stars of the 2016 convention. And they are all black women . ( Washington Post ) These newspapers illustrated Hillary Clinton's nomination with pictures of her husband . ( Boing Boing ) Tokyo elects first female governor . ( BBC ) 7 women on feminism in China . ( Mashable ) UN: Over 100 sexual assault cases in South Sudan's Jub a ( Al Jazeera ) Women’s health: test less, talk more . ( NPR ) Violence against women in film is not the same as violence against men . ( The Guardian ) Are investors squeamish about putting money into women's health ? ( Fast Company ) 4 startups changing the conversation about women's health . ( Business News Daily ) Women can start a business with half as much money as men . ( New York Magazine ) Female leaders, media bias and the company share price . ( BBC ) Firms are hiring women in key finance leadership roles . ( Economic Times ) 8 ways to make your corporate women's network successful . ( Huffington Post ) 6 books Emma Watson thinks you should read . ( Word Economic Forum ) The UN endorses breflies . ( Breast-feeding selfies .) ( Reuters ) 9 non-threatening leadership strategies for women . ( The Cooper Review )
Source: UN Women, 2015
“Something which we think is impossible now is not impossible in another decade.” Constance Baker Motley First female, African-American federal judge, 1966
SOURCE: World Economic Forum