The GC4W News Weekend Reads Edition 57 is a collection of top stories and trending topics.
With so much news content being published each day on gc4women.org, we have decided to start a new tradition to keep you informed and connected to the resources to improve your life and business.
The following are top picks and trending topics on gc4women.org news:
1. The Future For Working Moms: Lessons From the Pandemic
To bring greater understanding to the issues affecting caregivers, McKinsey & Company released a report, For working moms, a year (and counting) like no other that shared alarming statistics surrounding employee attrition and mental health.
On Mother’s Day Monday, Lareina Yee, Senior Partner and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and Alexis Krivkovich, Senior Partner and Co-Leader of the Bay Area Office joined me in an online discussion to dig deeper into their report and solve for the She-covery. Here are the highlights. Read more here.
2. Adding Women to the C-Suite Changes How Companies Think
Research has shown that firms with more women in senior positions are more profitable, more socially responsible, and provide safer, higher-quality customer experiences — among many other benefits. And of course, there is a clear moral argument for increasing diversity among top management teams (TMTs). But when it comes to explaining why having more female executives is associated with better business outcomes, and what specific mechanisms cause those positive changes, existing research is much more limited. Read more here.
3. France Votes Gender Quotas For Executive Leadership
After quotas on corporate boards spread across Europe in recent years, countries are now pointing their legislation at Executive leadership. In a historic vote, France’s Parliament this week voted to introduce gender quotas on the Executive Teams and leadership pipelines of companies over 1,000 people. The targets set are 30% minimum of either gender by 2027, 40% by 2030.
This is what leadership looks like. Emmanuel Macron made gender balance one of the top priorities of his 5-year term. And he appointed an experienced leader from the tech sector to give it momentum. Elisabeth Moreno, France’s Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, spent decades in tech working for DELL, Lenovo and HP, where she saw corporate gender balancing efforts from close up. Read more here.
4. 5 Quick Tips to Help Reduce Stress During Finals Week
I am sure all of us are a little burned out. Or a lot. Between the pandemic, a whole semester of online classes, and the stress of finals week, it is totally justifiable. All of these things take a toll on you and your mental health, and it is more crucial now than ever to find ways to help relieve that tension. Here are some tricks and tips to help you reduce some of your stress. Read more here.