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Looking around our world today, many indicators show that our society has taken great strides toward gender balance. Many countries have had or currently have a female head of state and women now outnumber men at some of the world leading universities. But this balance, unfortunately, is not found everywhere. The fact that the corporate glass ceiling remains largely intact shows us that that we are not as far along as we should be in the business realm. Although many companies have advocated for inclusion over the years, the business community as a whole still lacks gender balance: today, the average salary for women is equivalent to the average salary of men a decade ago.
As the leader of Sodexo, a company of 420,000 men and women, I believe that we need to address gender balance not only for the sake of equality, but for the sake of our business as well. We are one of the largest employers in the world, and we serve 75 million consumers every day: the composition of our teams must resemble the people we serve. Gender balance is not only our professional responsibility but also a key pillar in the way we conduct our business.
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This video series captures moving and thoughtful reflections from the biennial Geography of Hope gathering in Point Reyes Station, California. Dr. Kimmerer's presentation is around the theme, "Mapping a New Geography of Hope: Women and the Land."Published on
Jul 27, 2015
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Published on Dec 16, 2014
"Join those who have found their heart."
Elder Dave Courchene (Anishinnabe Nation*, Eagle Clan) talks with us on moving beyond selfishness, greed and need for power. We must return to the beginning and understand that we are spiritual beings that must be rooted in the land. In today's world we continue to support ideologies and concepts that separate us as the human family and help us destroy our home that we call Mother Earth. We are denying our young people their rights and he particularly addresses this issue and seek the guidance we need especially from our grandmothers. Published on Aug 14, 2015
"Anishinaabe or more properly Anishinaabeg or Anishinabek (which is the plural form of the word) is a collective term that refers to the Ojibway, Odawa and Algonkin Peoples, who all share closely related Algonquian languages."
Ninety percent of countries have some kind of legal restriction on women's economic activity. So, even when the law isn't directly related to the workforce, how much do these restrictions affect their employment and the economy?Published on Mar 10, 2015
One Billion Rising REVOLUTION presents: The State of Female Revolution, with Agnes Pareyio, Monique Wilson, Zoya, Christine Schuler Deschryver, Kimberlé Crenshaw and Eve Ensler. Moderated by GRITtv's Laura Flanders.
A conversation about what it takes to build revolution, be in solidarity and affect change.
Publishing is a huge part of a scientist's life because until you publish you can't claim to have discovered something. Dame Athene Donald FRS and Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore retrace the lives of women who published in science and inspired others to follow them.
Capitalism, Imperialism, Feminism: Monique Wilson & Agnes Pareyio | #GRITtv
Agnes Pareyio was named the United Nations in Kenya Person of the Year in 2005. She is the founder and director of two safe houses for girls in Kenya, established for young women and girls fleeing Female Genital Mutilation and early marriage. She has also been a candidate for Kenyan Parliament. Monique Wilson played the lead in the hit musical Ms. Saigon, she’s now the Director of International Affairs of the Gabriela Women’s Party, a national alliance of grassroots women¹s organizations in the Philippines. Monique is also director of the One Billion Rising campaign. We also look back in time at the women of the civil rights movement, and their direct action organizing against white supremacy. And Laura has some important words
In celebration of International Women's Day, GRITtv featuring leaders of the global women's movement, Agnes Pareyio and Monique Wilson plus a look at women of color's fight for rights with Standing on My Sister's Shoulders and Hillary Clinton's White Feminism with Laura's F-Word.
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