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International Women's Day, March 8, 2016

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World Economic Forum: The Global Gender Gap Index 2015

Since 2006, an extra quarter of a billion women have entered the labor force but their annual pay now equals the amount men were earning 10 years ago. More women enroll at university in 97 countries, but they are the majority of skilled workers in only 68, and the majority of leaders in only 4. Progress in the economic and political realms are self-reinforcing; quotas have been shown to have broader positive effects.

Fusion: Women Are Better At Coding Than Men — If They Hide Their Gender

A study of the global open source code repository site GitHub finds women coders outperform men but only when their gender is not identifiable. Replicating the results of resume studies, these findings reinforce the notion that blind auditions erase unconscious bias from the hiring equation.

 
Skillsoft: The Impact of Women in the Workforce

The 2015 survey includes feedback from 486 women in North America (79%), Europe/Middle East/Africa (15%) and Asia/Pacific (6%). The study finds that, of women surveyed, 92% see an imbalance between men and women in leadership; 71% say organizations don't address the issue well; and the 3 leading concerns expressed were the "Glass Ceiling" or "Boy's Club," unequal pay for equal work and work-life balance challenges.

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