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Poll says buyers want self-driving cars from auto-tech company combo

World Economic Forum and BCG team up for global survey on self-driving car attitudes.        

We’ve Got 118 Years Until We Close the Gender Pay Gap, Study Says

“Not in my lifetime,” goes the tired refrain about the social changes we’d most like to see. Well, according to a new study from the World Economic Forum, that mantra is accurate when it comes to the global gender pay gap, which is projected to persist for another 118 years.

Here the 19 countries with the highest ratio of women to men in higher education

The World Economic Forum released its annual Global Gender Gap index on Wednesday. One of the crucial factors in ensuring that the gap between the genders closes as fast as possible is education. So we took a look at the countries where women are more likely to go into tertiary education and are better educated than men. Show More Summary

ASEAN nations sign deal for economic community

The 10-member forum seeks freer movement of trade and capital in region and create the world's seventh largest economy.

Here are the 24 countries where female politicians are the most powerful

The World Economic Forum released its annual Global Gender Gap index on Wednesday, which ranked the gap between the genders in categories ranging from economic power to educational equality. The report shows that the gap between menShow More Summary

Here are the 24 countries where women hold the most political power

The World Economic Forum released its annual Global Gender Gap index on Wednesday, which ranked the gap between the genders in categories ranging from economic power to educational equality. The report shows that the gap between menShow More Summary

Relax, Ladies; Researchers Say We’re on Track to Close the Wage Gap in About 118 Years - Hologram Carolyn will get her due.

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Good news for the future ladies of Mars: according to the World Economic Forum's 10th annual Global Gender Gap Report, women can expect equal pay for equal work by around 2133. Seems reasonable!

Great News, Ladies: We’re Only 118 Years Away From Getting Equal Pay

6 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Exciting news from the World Economic Forum: Women are definitely going to get equal pay at some point in the distant future. Like, not in your lifetime or your daughter's lifetime, but maybe around when your granddaughter retires. Progress!Our current pay lags ten years behind men's — we're getting paid... More »

Women will not earn as much as men for more than one hundred years

It could be more than one hundred years before women across the world earn as much as men, according to a damning new report from the World Economic Forum. The annual Global Gender Gap Index launched on Wednesday night, and the findings aren't hugely encouraging for female workers. Show More Summary

In Canada’s Trudeau, Obama meets his match on star power at Asia summit

MANILA — Move over, President Obama, there's a new muse on the world stage. It wasn't long ago that Obama was the young, telegenic global sensation. But he's gotten older and grayer, and he's been eclipsed at an Asian economic forum here by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 43, the so-called #APEChottie. The tall, trim Trudeau, […]

Good News Ladies, We'll Get Equal Pay in About 118 Years

It’s time for a little good news, the kind of good news that you can pass down to and your grandchildren and your great-grandchildren. According to new estimates from the World Economic Forum (WEF), it will be 118 years before women across the globe will achieve pay equality. A legacy, indeed. Read more...

There Are 27 Countries Better At Gender Equality Than The U.S.

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Equality is supposed to be the United States' thing, but when it comes to women, the country is falling behind, according to a comprehensive global ranking of 145 countries released Wednesday evening by the World Economic Forum. The U.S. Show More Summary

Global Gender Gap Is Closing In Many Areas, But Not Fast Enough, Study Says

6 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Annual rankings by the World Economic Forum suggest that women still lag men in many measures of economic participation and political power. The U.S. has fallen in the rankings since last year.

Why is the US killing its fintech industry?

GUEST: The World Economic Forum recently reported that the fintech industry can close a $2 trillion funding gap for small businesses globally. If given the right conditions, the industry can therefore power entrepreneurship the world over. Yet the United States, home to some of the most generous and talented VCs in the world, is killing this […]

Helmut Schmidt, Who Led West Germany's Economic Gains, Dies

2 weeks agoNews : The Two-Way

Schmidt worked with French leaders to start the annual World Economic Forum — and, separately, to set into motion the monetary system that today unites the economies of the European Union.

WEF Africa at 25: My Stroll with Elsie Kanza, Senior Director & Head of Africa, World Economic Forum

This interview is so close to my heart because I finally got the chance to speak with one of the people who have made my 2015 a year to remember. Thanks to Prof Klaus Schwab's undying support for the Global Shapers Community and Elsie's...Show More Summary

Raising Bicoastal Venture Funding: The Veteran

Tasso Argyros is not a first time tech startup founder. In 2011, the World Economic Forum awarded him, as co-founder/CTO of Aster Data, a "2011 Technology Pioneer" award. Aster Data was acquired by Teradata that year, and Tasso stayed on as co-President of the Aster division. Having achieved such success during [...]

India Jumps 16 Places In WEF’s Global Competiveness List; Report Says India’s Future Better Than China

As per Global Competitiveness Report for 2015-16 by World Economic Forum (WEF), India has a brighter economic future, compared to China. This new claim has been made after India jumped an impressive 16 places in the global ranking, to stand at #55 this year. Show More Summary

Why predicting the future is more about sociology than technology

This chart above is from a new World Economic Forum report, Deep Shift: Technology Tipping Points and Societal Impact, predicts 21 dates in the future when previously unimaginable innovations will enter our daily lives, transforming the way we live and the way communities and governments function. And after perusing the report, I couldn’t help but think that […]

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