EU to push for 40% quota for women on company boards. (The Guardian)

Why the widening gender gap is a wake-up call for us all. (World Economic Forum)

Investment assets that put women first surge past $2.2 billion. (Bloomberg)

Women have stronger digital skills, yet men dominate the tech industry. (TechRepublic)

Japanese women are working more, but few are getting ahead. (The Economist)

Federal law enforcement has a woman problem. (Politico)

Techies hack to support education for women. (Times of India)

The women who covered Vietnam. (New York Times)

Queen appoints the first female Black Rod after 669 years. (The Guardian)

Chart of the week: The number of missing girls (who would have been born according to normal sex ratios at birth) totals over 10 million, 2010-2015.
Source: Women, Peace and Security Index, 2017–18 (Estimates based on data from UN Population Division data-base and UNDESA, 2015) GIWPS

 The number of missing girls (who would have been born according to normal sex ratios at birth) totals over 10 million, 2010-2015
Image: Women, Peace and Security Index, 2017–18 (Estimates based on data from UN Population Division data-base and UNDESA, 2015) GIWPS

Quote of the week

“If we are to succeed in achieving poverty eradication and sustainable development, it is vital that the resources represented by women and girls are used to the full. Women’s contributions will be decisive in making it possible to reach the SDGs by 2030. Achieving greater gender equality by 2030 is imperative, and will benefit us all.”

Erna Solberg, March 2017
Prime Minister, Office of the Prime Minister, Norway
Co-chair, World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, 2018
Why women are vital for delivering sustainable development’. (Huffington Post)