2018 International Women’s Day: A Time to Include and #PressforProgress

Every year, International Women’s Day serves as a reminder to where we stand in relation to gender gap around the world, and during which much of the advocacy on behalf of women and girls is centred on key imperative themes, such as: gender based-violence, discrimination, and the absence of equal rights and opportunities, including women … More 2018 International Women’s Day: A Time to Include and #PressforProgress

“Intra-EU Mobility Guarantee Program”: Operationalizing Innovative and Resourceful Measures to Support Mid-career Professional in Re-entering the Labour Market

According to the 2016 EUROFOUND report on gender gap and employment in Europe, “The cost of a woman’s exclusion from employment throughout her working life is estimated at between € 1.2 million and € 2 million, depending on her education level”[1]. Hence, I found myself intrigued and hopeful when I read the following article: “The … More “Intra-EU Mobility Guarantee Program”: Operationalizing Innovative and Resourceful Measures to Support Mid-career Professional in Re-entering the Labour Market

Employment and Diversity: Female Professionals on the Move – An Untapped Pool of Skilled Workers in the European Union

A number of exposes in recent years have pointed out that professional women, who have had a period of absence from the labour force[1] and want to return, is an untapped pool of skillful workers. However, studies show that those who wish to re-join, face a number of structural challenges, including high unemployment and underemployment … More Employment and Diversity: Female Professionals on the Move – An Untapped Pool of Skilled Workers in the European Union

2016 International Women’s Day: Women, Employment, and Intra-EU Mobility

In 2015, the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) published the Gender Equality Index – Measuring Gender Equality in the European Union 2005-2012[1] which examines a number of policy areas in relation to gender equality, including work[2]. The report functions as an assessment tool, thus enabling us to measure the degree of progress made in … More 2016 International Women’s Day: Women, Employment, and Intra-EU Mobility

Crisis, Employment and Opportunity – Intra-EU Mobility of Professional Women & Challenges to Integration into the Labour Market: A Bridge We Must Cross

2015 was perhaps the year in which Europeans heard repeatedly the word crisis. First the Euro crisis, and more recently the refugee crisis, and yet one acute issue not so visible in the media is the critical matter of EU demographic deficit in relation to employment, productivity, economic growth and prosperity in Europe. Only time … More Crisis, Employment and Opportunity – Intra-EU Mobility of Professional Women & Challenges to Integration into the Labour Market: A Bridge We Must Cross

Myths, Misconception, and Evidence-Based on the Professional Advancement of Women– May 2015 Deliver More for All

As we celebrate the start of a new year, I ponder what 2015 may have in store for professional women engaged in the labour market as well as for those seeking employment.  Around the world, the economy and labour markets are in transition, but as the saying goes “in every crisis lies an opportunity”.  Women, … More Myths, Misconception, and Evidence-Based on the Professional Advancement of Women– May 2015 Deliver More for All