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Transforming the way menopause is diagnosed, monitored and managed

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The FINANCIAL — New technology paves the way for individualised treatment plans for women.A UK start-up has developed an easy to use, accurate and reliable diagnostic test that could transform the way the menopause is diagnosed, monitored and managed, and is launching a pilot programme according to UKRI.…

More women than men outside the labour force

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In 2021, the share of women in the EU (25-54-year-olds) outside the labour force  who were not seeking employment was much higher than for men (18.5% compared with 8.2%). Significant differences can be observed in the reasons men and women outside the labour force aged 25-54 have for not seeking employment. The shares of women…

Jobs with the highest share of women in Q3 2021

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The FINANCIAL — In the third quarter of 2021, there were more women than men working in activities (according to NACE) for households (e.g. maids, valets, caretakers, etc.) or in own-use production (88%), human health and social work (78%), education (72%), other service activities (64%), accommodation and food service activities and financial and insurance activities…

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Women ‘brushed off’ by the health care system to ‘suffer in silence’, study reveals

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The FINANCIAL — Many women feel they are not being listened to about their health needs – with older women feeling “invisible” to health professionals, and women throughout their lives experiencing a lack of empathy around problems relating to menstruation, fertility, childbirth and menopause, a major new report reveals.…

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Why do more men die of COVID? It’s likely not what you think

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GenderSci Lab finds social factors, not biological difference between sexes, play biggest role by far. Researchers agree that men die of COVID at a higher rate than women, but they haven’t been sure why. A new Harvard GenderSci Lab study of more than 30 million confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. suggests the reason has less…

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Keto diet may not work for women

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Scientists from UC Riverside are studying how the popular keto and intermittent fasting diets work on a molecular level, and whether both sexes benefit from them equally. The idea behind the keto diet is that low levels of carbohydrates and very high levels of fat and protein will force the body to use fat as fuel,…

80% of Gen Z Are Taking Positive Steps Toward Achieving Their Financial Goals

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The FINANCIAL — Survey Explores How Ethnicity and Gender Influence Young Adults’ Access to Financial Resources and Guidance, Further Underscoring the Need to Address Financial Education Gaps. Gen Z is emerging from the pandemic with a greater focus on saving, financial independence, gathering life experiences, and seeking financial education many were without access to in their schools…

Women in many poor households excluded from education– report

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The FINANCIAL —  According to Oxford University, 215 million people live in households where no woman or girl has completed primary school but at least one man or boy has. Two-thirds of multidimensionally poor households have no females who have completed primary education. Structural gender inequalities in education hinders progress. Poverty index shows inequalities in poverty between ethnic groups…

How Women Can Learn from Even Biased Feedback

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Gender bias often taints performance reviews, but applying three principles can help women gain meaningful insights, says Francesca Gino, according to Harvard Business School.…

Women are Undercited and Men are Overcited in Communication

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The FINANCIAL —  In academia, how often one’s work is cited is one of the most important factors impacting who receives promotions, awards, and grants. It purports to be a nonbiased metric of the significance of a scholar’s research and contributions to the field. But what if it’s not that straightforward?…

EBRD and EU support women entrepreneurs in Morocco

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BEO events and communications agency benefits from the Women in Business programme. According to EBRD, Amina Moumny used to work for one of the most prestigious international hotels in Morocco’s cosmopolitan Casablanca. She loved her job as director of banqueting and seminars – meeting clients from various backgrounds, organising large events and ensuring that all guests…

Apple Women’s Health Study releases preliminary data to help destigmatize menstrual symptoms

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The FINANCIAL -- The landmark study’s first set of data is significant in its scope and scale, offering insights into menstruation and the experiences of women across the US according to Apple.…

European Cybersecurity Challenge: cyber-girls

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The FINANCIAL -- To celebrate women's achievements in the cybersecurity domain, the EU Agency for cybersecurity (ENISA) organises a virtual meeting of former European Cybersecurity Challenge (ECSC) participants.…

Devastatingly pervasive: 1 in 3 women globally experience violence

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The FINANCIAL -- Younger women among those most at risk: WHO. Violence against women remains devastatingly pervasive and starts alarmingly young, shows new data from WHO and partners. Across their lifetime, 1 in 3 women, around 736 million, are subjected to physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence from a non-partner –…

International Women’s Day 2021—Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

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The FINANCIAL -- As we mark International Women’s Day, we celebrate women’s roles in the significant-but-unfinished progress towards gender equality and recognize the leadership and contributions of women in response to the COVID-19 pandemic according to World Bank.…