Women charge past men in US job market. (Bloomberg)

Cognitive skills are better in women in gender-equal countries. (The Conversation)

To close pay gap all UK jobs should be flexible, says equality watchdog. (Reuters)

“Too old to work at a startup.” Women, ageism, tech. (The Guardian)

Does biology explain why men outnumber women in tech? (The Conversation)

In Iran, women are 70% of university applicants and 50% of graduates. (Al Monitor)

Are our children really trapped by gender stereotypes? (The Guardian)

Poland reviving different retirement age for men and women. (Reuters)

Women's and men’s brains and the alcohol effect. (Harvard Medical School)

Chart of the week: Women and media
Only one in four people heard or read about in news are women, according to 2015 data from 114 countries.
Source: UN Women

Quote of the week
“They used to give us a day – it was called International Women's Day. In 1975 they gave us a year, the Year of the Woman. Then from 1975 to 1985 they gave us a decade, the Decade of the Woman. I said at the time, who knows, if we behave they may let us into the whole thing. Well, we didn't behave and here we are.”

Bella Abzug
Instituted Women’s Equality Day, August 26th
Member, U.S. House of Representatives, 1973-1977