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More women executives mean more profits: study

Companies with 30 per cent female executives rake in as much as six percentage points more in profits, according to a study on Monday, feeding into a global debate over the scarcity of women in decision-making business roles. The

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Forum calls for gender equality in private sector

Promoting equal opportunities in private sector and leveraging civil society to advance gender-responsive policies were the focus of an international forum that concluded yesterday (December 10) in Bahrain. The high-level conference ‘Wom

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Gender equality ‘could add $13 trillion to global economy’

Gender equality could add $13 trillion to the global economy, according to Deutsche Bank Group global head of diversity and inclusion Guelabatin Sun. She said that studies have shown that companies get a 33 per cent improvement in return on in

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Gender equality in spotlight at Bahrain meet

A roundtable meeting organised by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) brought together chief executives of leading local and international financial institutions to examine and debate gender related policies impacting the role of women and their

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Asia's developing nations pessimistic on equality for women

People in Asia's developing countries believe the next generation of women will face a tough time combating gender inequality, according to a survey released on Friday.   The survey across Asia by credit card

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Gender equality 'will give $12 trillion boost to world economy'

Tackling gender inequality and enabling more women to join the workforce could boost the world's economy by $12 trillion over the next decade, with India set to benefit the most, researchers said on Thursday.  

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Gender ‘playing key role in job preferences’ in Bahrain

Bahraini males and females express differing preferences for particular jobs. Women are more likely to be driven to refined careers showing preferences for teaching, accounting, administration, retail and secretarial jobs, said a report in the

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Women are ‘important part of today’s business leadership’

Women demonstrating emotional intelligence in the workplace are an important part of leadership and should be valued by today’s organisations and business, according to an expert. Professor Amanda Broderick, pro-vice Chancel

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Bahraini businesswoman slams gender equality report

A leading Bahraini businesswoman has questioned the findings of an international report that ranks Bahrain 124th out of 142 countries in terms of gender equality. The World Economic Forum's Gender Gap Index 2014 ranks countrie

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Ooredoo chairman joins WB gender equality council

Qatari telecom operator Ooredoo’s chairman Sheikh Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud Al Thani has been appointed to the World Bank Group Advisory Council on Gender and Development, a major global body dedicated to promoting gender equality a

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