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The key to more female CEOs: More female board members

The key to more female CEOs: More female board members

Finance
The number of female Fortune 500 CEOs is shrinking You've seen the headlines about the lack of female leadership, the challenges women overcome to reach the C-suite and the dwindling numbers of women at the top. Some companies are testing out structured mentoring, empowerment programs and ambition summits to fix the problem and correct gender imbalances. But other experts say this may not be a bottom-up problem as much as a top-down one, which begins with a startling lack of diversity on company boards. Related: Why it matters so much every time a woman CEO leaves A majority of companies in the S&P 500 have at least one woman on their boards, but only 25% have two, according to a recent study from PwC. In order for boards to appoint more female CEOs, there first ...
Mia Mottley becomes first female prime minister of Barbados

Mia Mottley becomes first female prime minister of Barbados

World
May 25 (UPI) -- A day after her party won all seats up for grabs in Barbados' general election, Mia Amor Mottley was sworn in Friday as the country's first female prime minister. Outgoing Prime Minister Freundel Stuart conceded defeat in the election. Mottley, 52, leader of the Barbados Labour Party, is the country's eighth prime minister. She took the oath of office before Governor General Sandra Mason and was surrounded by family, friends and party supporters. The swearing-in came about eight hours after the BPL won all 30 parliamentary seats on the ballot Thursday. Following her party's victory, Mottley said she wanted to thank the voters for doing "what is best for Barbados." Mottley was also the first woman to be appointed the country's attorney general and minister of home affairs ...
Three female jockeys seek history – Grand National preview & tips

Three female jockeys seek history – Grand National preview & tips

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Randox Health Grand NationalVenue: Aintree Date: 14 April Grand National: 17:15 BSTCoverage: BBC Radio 5 live, sports extra and live updates on the BBC Sport website More detailsThree female jockeys are seeking a place in history as they prepare to line up for the rain-hit Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.Katie Walsh, Bryony Frost and Rachael Blackmore are bidding to become the first woman to ride the National winner in this, its 171st running.The bookmakers' favourites for the National include Total Recall, Anibale Fly, Blaklion and Tiger Roll.An estimated £150m is wagered on the race.There will be 600 million people following worldwide and around 70,000 at the Merseyside course.After
Citigroup plans to boost pay this year to address inequality among female and minority workers

Citigroup plans to boost pay this year to address inequality among female and minority workers

Finance
Citigroup will increase compensation for women and minorities to bridge pay gaps in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Germany, as part of its annual pay process this year, the Wall Street bank said on Monday.Citi said it had conducted a survey in the three countries, where it found that women and minorities are paid slightly less than men and non-minorities, respectively.Compensation would be raised based on the pay gaps identified in the survey, Citi spokeswoman Jennifer Lowney said.Citi, along with other U.S. banks and credit card companies, had been under investor pressure to disclose the gender pay gap.The company's activist investor Arjuna Capital asked Citi's shareholders last year to vote in favor of a proposal requiring the bank to address the gender pay gap."Women are pai...
Female engineers set for success

Female engineers set for success

Science
Fewer than one in 10 engineers in the UK are female - the lowest percentage in Europe, according to the Women's Engineering Society. Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus lead with nearly 30%. Here, two pioneering female engineers at Oxford University explain what drives them.Priyanka Dhopade was named as one of the top 50 Women in Engineering Under 35 in 2017, as chosen by the Women's Engineering Society. She grew up in Canada, where she studied for a degree in aerospace engineering. She completed a PhD at Monash University in Melbourne before moving to Oxford in 2013.As a child I was very interested in aeroplanes, and how things fly in space - I wanted to be an astronaut. My parents suggested engineering, because it's quite practical. I could use my enthusiasm and my skills to do something that's ...