Today, the NCRW Listening Tour brought President Áine Duggan to the Center for Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Texas. The Center fosters academic research, teaching, advocacy, and community partnerships in support of ending gender discrimination. They work toward this goal through four core projects:
Financial literacy is a serious issue facing women and girls as they work to build their financial capability. This week, Mohammed Yunus joined several prominent figures in the world of financial literacy and capability for the New York Stock Exchange event, “Financial Capability: Empowering Girls and Women,” part of the NYSE’s Financial Capability Week.
Yesterday, NCRW President Áine Duggan had the opportunity to visit the Washington State University Women’s Resource Center as part of NCRW’s “Listening Tour,” which began in November 2012 to deepen the organization’s understanding of the experiences and needs of its members and partners, as well as the multi-faceted issues facing organizations and individuals focused on advancing gender rights and equity. The University of Idaho also attended the meeting and is currently collaborating with the Center.
A study in January 2012 Chronicle of Philanthropy found 82% of nonprofit employees would seek new employment if the economy were better. Where does dissatisfaction come from, and how can nonprofit leaders and employees improve engagement and retention?
Let’s try something. What’s the first word that comes to mind when you hear “gun violence”? OK, what’s the second? Were either of those words “women”? In light of the recent national attention on gun violence, the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW) would like to draw attention to the gender specific angles of gun violence. The lens with which we view an issue helps us see, or not see, problems and solutions that impact a particular group, in our case focusing on women.
In his recent LinkedIn post, PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) Bob Moritz, Chairman and Senior Partner, shares steps CEOs can take to tackle the challenge of diversifying corporate leadership and closing the gap. Bob, one of our 2013 “Making a Difference for Women” Award recipients, highlights accountability, inclusivity, and awareness, all of which seem to be common sense. However, it is in implementation of these principles, or lack thereof, where some companies miss the mark and PwC leads. Bob acknowledges that the solution goes beyond women’s ambition, requiring work by institutions and individuals, BOTH men and women. We all need to work together, not just to discuss what needs to be done, but to take action.