Thu, Aug 15, 2019

SheEO: How female executives power profit in the new economy

Numerous studies demonstrate the statistically significant relationship between increasing the number of women in senior management and on corporate boards, and accelerating company performance.

New Atlanticist by Dr. Alexis Crow

Economy & Business Women

Thu, Aug 8, 2019

Why are men still running everything in Ukraine?  

On inauguration day, the new president issued a picture of him and his inner team strutting down the red carpet. The picture is remarkable for the energy it conveys but it’s also remarkably male. There are no women in his inner circle.

UkraineAlert by Melinda Haring

Political Reform Ukraine

Fri, Jun 7, 2019

Gender equality has a vital role to play in protecting our oceans

To solve the challenges facing the oceans, gender parity has to be embedded in the solutions.

New Atlanticist by Peter Thomson and Isabella Lövin

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Giving Credit Where It’s Due: Access to Capital for Women in African Markets

On Thursday, May 16, the Africa Center hosted a public discussion on gendered barriers to raising capital in African markets, and the dearth of female leadership atop private equity and venture capital firms with funds on the African continent. Panelists discussed OPIC’s 2X Women’s Initiative, which has mobilized over $1 billion for women-led businesses, and […]

Insights & Impact by Bridget Corna

Africa Economy & Business

Tue, Apr 2, 2019

#StrongerWithAllies: Meet the gritty artillery officer who will become one of Canada’s two female battery commanders

Maj. Melissa Marshall is constantly pushing herself to be "stronger," "faster," and "better."

New Atlanticist by Ashley Materi

NATO Security & Defense

Tue, Mar 19, 2019

Want justice? In Ukraine, you may have to do it yourself

Viktor Handziuk speaks softly about his only child, daughter Kateryna, and how she defended classmates from bullies when growing up. Kateryna grew and took on Ukraine’s bullies by participating in the Orange and Euromaidan Revolutions and by becoming a lawyer and public administrator in Kherson, a city of 290,000 just one hour from Crimea. But […]

UkraineAlert by Diane Francis

Civil Society Corruption

Mon, Feb 4, 2019

Protests are a Permanent Feature of Iran

July 15, 2009 was a historic day in Iran’s recent history. Some three million people marched in silence on Enghelab (Revolution) Street in the capital of Tehran to convey their anger at the Islamic Republic in the most peaceful manner. The regime had disconnected cell phone services in a failed effort to prevent the march, […]

IranSource by Nazila Fathi

Civil Society Human Rights

Wed, Sep 5, 2018

The Islamic tradition and the human rights discourse

The report sheds light on new methods for the exploration and engagement of the Islamic tradition and the rights discourse, featuring theoretical and practical accounts by Muslim scholars, academics, and human rights practitioners.

Report by Atlantic Council

Human Rights Middle East

Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Financial Inclusion: A Powerful Tool for Powerful Women

On April 20, the Atlantic Council’s Global Business and Economics Program hosted a panel discussion on financial inclusion of women, featuring The Hon. Siv Jensen, Minister of Finance of Sweden; The Hon. Dana Reizniece-Ozola, Minister of Finance of Latvia; and Mr. Yannick Glenmarec, the Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director for Policy at UN Women. The event was moderated by Laura Lane, President of Global Affairs at UPS.

Event Recap by Global Business & Economics Program

Economy & Business Women

Thu, Mar 8, 2018

Gulf’s energy sector in the diversity driver’s seat

March 8 is international women’s day. This year, the theme is to “press for progress” and one area women have been seeking—and making—progress is in representation in the workplace. Nowhere is this more in focus than in the Gulf countries, where the inclusion of women in the workforce is part of overall efforts to diversify […]

Timely Commentary & Analysis by Bina Hussein

Energy & Environment The Gulf