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  • International Women’s Day: Good, Bad and Really Bad News

    A survey of almost 300 respondents in the U.S., Europe and Asia gauged perspectives on gender equality 50 years from today and how we’ll get there. Globally, 51% believe it’s the business worlds’ responsibility to help women into business. However, respondents were dubious that flexible scheduling would have an impact. Just 42% said those wanting to be CEO would work flexibly in 2061, with 20% adding that it would only be women. It seems that changes on the home front may become much more important, as 60% believe childcare will eventually be split 50-50 between parents.

    Upstart–Women’s Business

    On the 100-year anniversary of International Women’s Day, a global day to celebrate women’s economic, political and social achievements, the barriers to women’s advancement into top leadership positions remain unclear.

    An early-morning event sponsored by HSBC Bank used video technology to connect audiences in New York, London and Hong Kong for a live discussion of “the shape of things to come.” Around the world, most are cautiously optimistic on women’s progress.

    A survey of almost 300 respondents in the U.S., Europe and Asia gauged perspectives on gender equality 50 years from today and how we’ll get there. Globally, 51% believe it’s the business worlds’ responsibility to help women into business. However, respondents were dubious that flexible scheduling would have an impact. Just 42% said those wanting to be CEO would work flexibly in 2061, with 20% adding that it would only be women. It seems that changes on the home front may become much more important, as 60% believe childcare will eventually be split 50-50 between parents.

    Hanna Rosin, editor of the Atlantic and Slate’s Double X and author of controversial article “The End of Men,” jumpstarted a panel discussion among Catalyst’s Laura Sabattini, Barnard College President Debora Spar and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Sheryl WuDunn, co-author of Half The Sky.

    “Women have made amazing strides since the 1970s,” Rosin began. “But at the very top, you see this incredible plummeting.”

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    http://blogs.forbes.com/jennagoudreau/2011/03/08/on-international-womens-day-good-bad-and-really-bad-news/

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