How microphone technology helps silence women innovation Feb 18, 2021

A woman on stage with a microphone is a woman who has already overcome many barriers to simply being there.

Then she has to deal with the technology….

This week the World Trade Organization appointed Nigerian economist Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its director-general. She is the first...

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Why carers and prison officers should be paid the same care economics Feb 11, 2021

For over 24 years Kristine Bartlett had worked as an age-old carer on Te Ika-a-Māui, the north Island of New Zealand.

The year was 2011 and she loved her job. But she was earning just above minimum wage. The male gardeners cutting the grass outside the care homes were routinely paid more than the...

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Meeting Harry Styles and what it taught me about "gender contamination" in business branding business gender Feb 04, 2021

It was Harry Styles’ birthday this week, which is why I am going to tell you about the time I met him, and what it taught me about a phenomenon called “gender contamination” in business.    

This is what happened:

It was a few years ago at the press junket...

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Why it took until the 1990s to figure out that female birds can sing too... economics gender Jan 28, 2021

Charles Darwin hated peacocks. Even just one of the colourful feathers in the tail of the male peacock made the English biologist “sick whenever I gaze at it”. 

Why on earth would a male bird need to make such a colourful spectacle of himself? 

Eventually Darwin came up...

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