Welcome to the weekly digest of stories about how the gender gap plays out around the world – in business, health, education and politics.
Men pay a penalty for flexible working. They feel judged.
Should companies pay for women to freeze their eggs?
Zika is the latest example of how hard it is to be a woman in Latin America. (Washington Post)
More women executives mean more profits. Six percent more. (Reuters)
The gender pay gap into retirement. (Money)
The number of female genital mutilation victims is revised up. By 70 million. (The Guardian)
Women’s right to health, safety, dignity and a toilet. (Indian Express)
Mental health: do black women face an increased risk? (The Guardian)
Muslim women take a stand, ‘Stopped from becoming Labour councillors’. (BBC)
First elected Saudi women welcomed. But not in the same room. (The Times)
The Federal Reserve called out for lack of diversity. (Wall Street Journal)
Paid parental leave: at a tipping point? (Wired)
Intel isn’t diverse enough inside. But they are on it. (Wired)
Don't be a bystander. Diversity in the opensource community. (CIO)
Are selfies (and helfies and welfies) empowering for women? (The Guardian)
Statistics of the week:
Companies with more than 30% women have 6% higher net profits, according to a survey of 92,000 globally traded companies, in 91 countries.
Is Gender Diversity Profitable? Evidence from a Global Survey, February 2016
Peterson Institute for Interntational Economics, supported by funding from EY
Quote of the week:
“The structural organization of work has proved more inflexible than women’s ovaries.”
Rene Almeling, Joanna Radin and Sarah S. Richardson
On egg-freezing as a response to the work-life balance challenge.