Why women aren’t CEOs, diversity in computing classes and other top gender stories of the week

Image: REUTERS/Reiji Murai

Saadia Zahidi, Head of Education, Gender and Work System Initiative, Member of Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva


BBC journalist confronts boss about the pay gap, live on air. (Quartz)

Why women aren’t CEOs, according to women who almost were. (New York Times)

How to speed up gender equality in high-growth sectors — our new report. (World Economic Forum)

Female university graduates dramatically underestimate their worth. (The Independent)

Imagine closing the pay gap by paying everyone equally, like Uber has. (Cnet)

The UK’s gender pay gap by industry. Interactive graphic. (Business Insider)

Women in business profit when they talk with each other. (Quartz)

Nearly half of all murdered women are killed by romantic partners. (The Atlantic)

Computer classes are diversifying. Now, about those jobs. (Wired)

Women’s stories of street harassment. In pictures. (The Guardian)

Why women are almost invisible in Lebanons parliament. (Middle East Eye)

The hotline trying to stop men murdering their wives. (Al Jazeera)

Chart of the week: Women in computer scienceWomen are 27 percent of school students studying college-level computer science in the US, in 2017. Up from 23 percent in 2016.

Source: AP College Board via Code.org.

Quote of the week
“There’s this great myth management promote about treating talent on its separate merits, but it’s all about divide and rule. Now it’s finally been exposed for what it is. A lot of privileged white men giving each other privileged pay. Even without experience.”


Originally published at www.weforum.org.

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