By Tu Ha and Matthieu Francois* From a more practical perspective, gender balance means creating more equal opportunities for women, particularly in the highest levels of an organisation. According to “The power of parity: Advancing women’s equality in Asia-Pacific,” a report published by McKinsey’s business and research arm, McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), women in the region continue to be concentrated in lower growth sectors and lower-paying roles. There are over three times more women in clerical positions than men. Despite the increasing role of the digital economy, women are far less likely to hold a position in the tech industry. The further up a company, the more narrow the opportunities for women, with a 50 per cent drop in women representation from entry level to senior management. Beyond the moral and ethical implications suggested by this imbalance, gender inequality puts corporations at a disadvantage. Research done by McKinsey in the … [Read more...] about Gender equality: trisector challenge
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Viet Nam News “Everyone, I will sell rose bouquets tomorrow in celebration of International Women’s Day. Those who are looking to give flowers to their girlfriends or classmates, please come to support me in front of Gate A of Hải Phòng University.” So wrote 26-year-old Trần Thị Hoa in one of her last Facebook posts on March 6. Early on the morning of March 7, Hoa and her friend Trần Thị Trang rode on motorbike to the flower market Đằng Hải in Hải An District in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng. Not born to wealthy families, the pair intended to buy flowers and utilise their craft skills to make elaborate bouquets, aiming to make some money to cover their study and living expenses. On that fateful morning, Cao Huy Hoàng was driving a container truck for an export-import company along his usual route. Stopped at a red light, he saw that two trucks ahead of him were already occupying … [Read more...] about Road accidents: When will the pain end?