‘Women-are-wonderful’, Brexit influencers and other must-read gender stories

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Saadia Zahidi, Head of Employment and Gender Initiatives, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum Geneva

Women top the list of 50 Brexit influencers on EurActiv’s Power List. (Euractiv)

Christine Lagarde urges wider respect for women. (Bloomberg)

Young women shut out of jobs market by lack of support. (BBC)

Female labour force participation in the US has been falling for two decades. (World Economic Forum)

25% of the working women in US are struggling financially. (Market Watch)

One fifth of the nuclear workforce are women. (Power Engineering International)

New Zealand law makes it easier for women to bargain over pay equity. (Radio New Zealand)

Obama supports women in the Draft. Congress won’t make it happen. (Slate)

Women are fighting fires. Just like men. (Huffington Post)

Largest all-women expedition heads to Antarctica. (BBC)

Mexican women urge men to boycott all-male forums. (BBC)

We need more women in science. It’s not rocket science. (Huffington Post)

A South African newspaper built an app to support victims of gender violence. (Quartz)

The ultimate post domestic-violence makeover video and what it tells us about women’s rights in Morocco. (The Guardian)

Let women drive, says Saudi prince. (Al Jazeera)

Women-are-wonderful syndrome and other unconscious blocks to gender equality. (The Conversation)

Serena Williams aces sexism with powerful letter. (Huffington Post)

“What others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself — my race, my gender — I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future.”

Serena WilliamsProfessional Tennis Player‘We must continue to dream big’: An open letter from Serena Williams,November 2016

Republished in The Guardian

Originally published at weforum.org.

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