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21 technology tipping points we will reach by 2030

From driverless cars to robotic workers, the future is going to be here before you know it. Many emerging technologies you hear about today will reach a tipping point by 2025, according to a report from The World Economic Forum’s Global...Show More Summary

The Companies Working To Serve Myanmar's Unbanked Citizens

Roughly 95% of Myanmar’s population does not have a bank account. However, Ericsson ranked Myanmar the fourth fastest-growing mobile market in the world in 2015 and the World Economic Forum categorized it as the fastest-growing economy in 2016. The need for reliable, user-friendly services is real.

The U.S. Election Why Didn't The US Elect A Woman President?

Tuesday was supposed to be the day America would catch up with history and the rest of the world. Finally, the US would elect its first woman president. It turns out that the catch up will be delayed. In the World Economic Forum's 2016...Show More Summary

Global Female Leaders 2017: the economic forum for female executives

Dates: May 7-9, 2017 | Register here Price: EUR 2995,- Location: Berlin, Germany Global Female Leaders 2017: Will robots change our future for the better? Meet innovative individuals who are changing the world today and tomorrow – be...Show More Summary

The 11 best school systems in the world

Every year, the World Economic Forum releases its Global Competitiveness Report on the state of the world's economies. The WEF looks at data on areas as varied as the soundness of banks to the sophistication of businesses in each country. Show More Summary

SAPVoice: Making The Next Moves With Blockchain

By Dan Wellers and Raimund Gross For a technology that's still in its comparative youth, blockchain has become incredibly influential, incredibly quickly. In August, the World Economic Forum released a report calling blockchain technology a "mega-trend" that will shape society in the next decade. Indeed, the WEF predicts that blockchains could [...]

Norway is world's third most gender equal country, but...

Norway has been declared the world’s third most gender equal country in a study by the prestigious World Economic Forum, but the study as a whole as bad news for equality.

The World Needs $3.3 Trillion Infrastructure Investment Annually Through 2030

Source: World Economic Forum The post The World Needs $3.3 Trillion Infrastructure Investment Annually Through 2030 appeared first on The Big Picture.

Gender inequality goes right to the top

last monthNews : Daily Chart

NEXT week, America could elect its first female president. Around the world, women rarely get the top job. The World Economic Forum, a think-tank, has tallied data on women in power in 144 countries for the past 50 years. During that...Show More Summary

Gender Parity Just Went Into Reverse. Can We Get Back On Course?

The race towards gender parity has hit a depressing low. The World Economic Forum's (WEF) latest Global Gender Gap Report 2016 estimates that we won't achieve this milestone until the year 2186! The same report in 2014 estimated parity by 2095. Think about that for a minute. Show More Summary

Women Work More Hours Than Men, Get Paid Less

last monthNews : Huffington Post

Women make less money than men, even though they work 39 more days per year, according to a global report on gender equality the World Economic Forum released Wednesday. The analysis, which uses data from 33 Organization for Economic...Show More Summary

This Report Proves Gender Equality Is Getting Worse, Not Better

last monthLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

According to a report from the World Economic Forum, the global pay gap is now larger than at any point since 2008.

We Will Close the Gender Pay Gap ... in 170 Years?

Click here for reuse options! New report shows how far we have to go as a society. A new report put out by the World Economic Forum (WEF) estimates that it could take 170 years to close the pay gap between men and women.  Last year the WEF forecasted that it would take roughly 118 years for women to catch up. Show More Summary

Women work 39 days more than men per year

According to the World Economic Forum, per year women work on average 39 days more than men, or almost an hour more each day. The report that came out Tuesday says the U.S. ranks 45th in the global gender gap and on average, for every $1 a woman earns, a man makes about 45-cents more. Show More Summary

Women will have to wait another 170 years to close the wage gap

Women are going to get pay equality — they’ll just have to wait for another 170 years.  That’s according to an estimate by the World Economic Forum assessing gender gaps when it comes to economic opportunities, political empowerment,...Show More Summary

If trends don't change, women will keep earning less than men for 170 years

The global gap in earnings between men and women will not be closed for another 170 years if current trends continue, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum. The Switzerland-based forum’s annual Global Gender Gap Report, released Tuesday, lists economics and health as the most...

The gender pay gap will not close until 2186

The gender pay gap is widening and could take 170 years to close, according to a new World Economic Forum (WEF) report. The foundation's annual "Global Gender Gap Report" found that the workplace gender gap is now larger than at anyShow More Summary

Finally, Equal Pay for Women ... in the Year 2186

Women may now be equal with men in terms of their drinking, but it could take another 170 years for them to achieve pay parity, Reuters reports. The World Economic Forum said Tuesday that even though last year's guesstimate put gender paycheck equality at around the year 2133, that date...

Index: Gender wage gap will not close for 170 years

Revising 2015's estimate of 118 years, the World Economic Forum says progress in gender wage equality has decelerated.

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