Women In Technology - Friday Links - 03 September 2021


We are back and we hope you had amazing summer and managed to recharge your "batteries"!

And as usual we prepared traditional WIT links for you for the upcoming weekend!

- Links to check

❤️Amazing initiative from La Ville and l’Université de Genève to distribute free hygienic protections in Geneva


😨Most extreme abortion law in US takes effect in Texas


🎥Candyman director Nia DaCosta has made history by becoming the first black woman to have a film open at number one on the North American box office chart


🏅10 out of the 13 Swiss olympic medals in Tokyo are won by women athletes.


📗Why don’t men read books written by women?



🏢In a recent survey in partnership with the Financial Times and the United Nation’s HeForShe initiative https://www.ypo.org/ypo-reports/gender-equality-in-the-c-suite/, 47% of female respondents noted that “cultural expectations related to gender” were an obstacle on the journey to the c-suite, compared to less than 2% of males.

The biggest obstacle women face in achieving gender parity, according to female respondents, is the burden of unpaid work they have such as childcare and household responsibilities due to traditional gender roles, followed by unconscious bias.

So what actions can business leaders take to improve gender equality and create a culture of gender inclusiveness in the workplace?

Conduct bias training, hire female talent, support flexible work options, mentor women into leadership roles, support equal pa, communicate gender policy and lead by example... to mention a few. (from Thriving Talent's Newsletter)


We wish you a lovely weekend,


on behalf of the WIT steering committee


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