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COVID-19 Crisis: Aetna Expands NIPT Coverage for Young Pregnant Women

Monday, May 18, 2020 - 7:00pm

While Aetna has taken an encouraging step towards safeguarding maternal health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stand Up!

Key Points: 
  • While Aetna has taken an encouraging step towards safeguarding maternal health during the COVID-19 pandemic, Stand Up!
  • women under the age of 35, big players like Aetna and UnitedHealthcare (UHC) still restrict coverage to include only traditional serum screening and other similar tests for young pregnant women.
  • By limiting NIPT access to women over the age of 35, these insurers in-effect put young women at high risk of false positives and false negatives.
  • 4APA, a non-profit organization, has raised awareness against the age-related discrimination amongst pregnant women that deprives access to the advanced and accurate NIPTs for young moms-to-be.

Fiverr Opens New Store Powered by Women to Celebrate its Global Female Community

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 1:00pm

This new store features over 100 talented and successful women that sell services on Fiverr in fields such as web design and development, video, graphic design and more.

Key Points: 
  • This new store features over 100 talented and successful women that sell services on Fiverr in fields such as web design and development, video, graphic design and more.
  • Furthermore, when looking at jobs and pay specifically, only 55% of adult women are in the labor force, as compared to about 78% of adult men.
  • Were incredibly proud of the fact that Fiverr offers women the opportunity to be paid equally to men.
  • This store has been built to celebrate these talented women and all of their hard work, especially those in fields such as engineering and development where women are traditionally underrepresented.

Dress for Success® Worldwide Launches Annual #YourHourHerPower Global Campaign for International Women's Day

Monday, March 2, 2020 - 8:21pm

NEW YORK, March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Dress for Success Worldwide today announces the launch of its annual global campaign, #YourHourHerPower, in celebration of International Women's Day.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, March 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Dress for Success Worldwide today announces the launch of its annual global campaign, #YourHourHerPower, in celebration of International Women's Day.
  • "Dress for Success has been at the forefront of empowering and advancing women for 23 years," says Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide.
  • "We are proud to have served more than 1.2 million women worldwide, but there is still more work to be done to achieve the equity International Women's Day calls for."
  • Of Dress for Success' signature program participants, 80 percent reduce debt, 76 percent secure employment and 23 percent are promoted within one year.

Women report a more welcoming environment in the tech workplace, but men say it’s more unwelcoming for them, Harvey Nash survey says

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 1:19pm

The fourth annual Harvey Nash Women in Technology survey report shines light on how the changing environment of the technology industry impacts women and men differently.

Key Points: 
  • The fourth annual Harvey Nash Women in Technology survey report shines light on how the changing environment of the technology industry impacts women and men differently.
  • More than one third (34%) of all survey respondents believe that the working environment has gotten better for women in technology in the last year.
  • Twenty-two percent (22%) of respondents say men are reluctant to interact one-on-one with women.
  • More than twice as many men as women (75% vs. 32%) believe their company offers equal pay to men and women.

EXCLUSIVE: National Geographic Releases Newest Global Rankings On the State of Women Around the World -- Ranks Norway First, Yemen Last

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 4:38pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20191015005861/en/
    National Geographic's November cover (Photo: Business Wire)
    Norway ranked first in the world, the United States came in at #19 and Yemen came in last.
  • Ninety percent of the worlds countries have one or more laws that discriminate against women.
  • Nearly 75 percent of men in Pakistan believe its unacceptable for women to have a paid job.
  • In Iran financial inclusion ranks high: More than 90 percent of women have a banking or other type of account.

Women in Business on The Rise, Says Fortune Most Powerful Women Veteran Jane Sun

Monday, September 30, 2019 - 10:15am

Additionally, Fortune recognized Sun's work in advocacy for women's rights, and the policies she has put in place to help women excel in their careers at Ctrip.

Key Points: 
  • Additionally, Fortune recognized Sun's work in advocacy for women's rights, and the policies she has put in place to help women excel in their careers at Ctrip.
  • As the CEO of a major Internet company, an industry in which women have been typically underrepresented, Jane Sun understands the challenges faced by the modern businesswoman.
  • As a veteran recipient of the honor, Sun said it was encouraging to see wider representation of women in business, and particularly, in typically male-led industries.
  • "It is a great honor to continue to be among such brilliant peers on the Fortune Most Powerful Women list," said Sun.

Statewide Survey Shows Women Less Likely Than Men to Feel Both Genders Are Treated Equally at Work

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 3:25pm

While the responses to certain questions showed progress in the workplace, 30% of women said that women have fewer opportunities than men.

Key Points: 
  • While the responses to certain questions showed progress in the workplace, 30% of women said that women have fewer opportunities than men.
  • 30% of women said that women have fewer opportunities than men, compared to 13% of men who gave the opinion that women have fewer opportunities.
  • 21% of men said that women have more opportunities than men, compared to 13% of women who gave the opinion that women have more opportunities.
  • Click-to-Tweet: Women are less likely than men to feel both genders are treated equally at work, according to a new @FDUPoll survey on #diversity from @NJBIA & @TaftComms.

In Medicine, Women Face More Harassment, Have Fewer Opportunities, Receive Lower Wages

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 1:00pm

Both female and male physician respondents reported that women experience increased harassment, fewer opportunities and lower wages.

Key Points: 
  • Both female and male physician respondents reported that women experience increased harassment, fewer opportunities and lower wages.
  • Women are also more likely to report experiencing insubordination, retaliation and physical violence.
  • Only 34% of women believe that women and men are equally respected in their organizations, compared to 69% of men.
  • Women recently overtook men in the number of students entering medical school, suggesting a future with more female physicians than males.

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: New study on women and inequality under the law coming Thursday, Aug. 15

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 11:00am

TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, Aug. 15, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on gender disparity under the law and the impact on women.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- On Thursday, Aug. 15, the Fraser Institute will release a new study on gender disparity under the law and the impact on women.
  • Gender Disparity Under the Law and Womens Well-Being, part of the Fraser Institutes ongoing research of womens well-being worldwide, spotlights the legal restrictions that prevent women from freely engaging in economic activity (owning property, opening a bank account, choosing where to work, etc.)
  • The study also compares the living standards of women in countries such as Canada and the United States with living standards in less-free countries such as Saudi Arabia.
  • A news release with additional information will be issued via GlobeNewswire on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 5:00 a.m. Eastern.

Financial Insecurity is a Major Concern for Women Approaching Retirement

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 9:00am

The national survey also finds that women are even more concerned than men about these costs and the potential impact on their family.

Key Points: 
  • The national survey also finds that women are even more concerned than men about these costs and the potential impact on their family.
  • "All too often, older women are feeling the very real consequences of the income gap during retirement.
  • After careers of earning less than their male counterparts, women are more likely to face financial insecurity, and this survey shows widespread concern among women, far more than men," said Anna Maria Chvez, NCOA Executive Vice President and Chief Growth Officer.
  • Ipsos has been listed on the Paris Stock Exchange since 1999 and generated global revenues of 1,749.5 million in 2018.