What Is a Green Economy, and How Does It Help the Environment?
Embracing a green economy can help the environment. Our society is becoming more aware that global warming and climate change have significant short and long-term consequences. For that reason, many companies are beginning to bet on a green economy, a concept that, although it has only been in use for a short time, looks set […]
Getting Health Insurance Is Slightly Different for Women
Health insurance can work differently for women. In health care, there is a concerning pattern: in the private system women tend to pay higher premiums than men and have lower coverage. Among the insurers’ arguments to justify the higher premiums charged is women’s greater need for health insurance. Money is also a driving factor when […]
Are Female Executives a Better Choice for Companies?
Female executives can offer new perspectives to companies. For companies, having female executives seems to attract and retain talented professionals at all levels and lead to improvements in creativity and innovation. According to an analysis from the International Labor Organization (ILO) based on surveys of 13,000 companies in 70 countries, three out of four companies […]
Small Investments Can Have a Big Impact on Women
Investing in women can transform the world. UN Women says investing in women is good business, but having access to capital remains a barrier for many of them. According to the IFC, only 7% of private equity and venture capital is invested in women-led businesses. That lack of funding not only limits women’s advancement but […]
Here Are Some Big Ideas That Could Change 2021 for the Better
2021 is the year for big ideas and changes. Everyone hopes that by 2021 the COVID-19 crisis will be alleviated, and everything will be back to normal. Although we must be optimistic, the global recovery process will be a bit longer, and even when 2020 was a difficult year, in 2021 we must start looking […]
Meet Janet Yellen, the New Treasury Secretary of the United States
In January, Janet Yellen became the first woman to lead the Department of the Treasury. Janet Yellen was born in Brooklyn on August 13, 1946. She graduated as an economist from Brown University and received her Ph.D. from Yale in 1971. That same year, she became a professor at Harvard. In 1980, Yellen took on […]