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‘if we don’t run, then we won’t achieve.’ why a record number of women are eyein


gretchen whitmer, democratic candidate for michigan governor, in detroit on dec. 19. (ali lapetina/for the washington post)east lansing, mich. — at a time when nearly every aspect of politics feelssuffused by issues involving gender, the leading democratic contender for michigan governor makes a point of rarely mentioning hers.“i talk about jobs,” former senate minority leader gretchen whitmer says. “i talk about education. i talk about making government work for people. that’s really the dinner-table issues that i hear from michiganders in every part of our state.”whitmer might not bring it up, but she represents what probably will be one of the 2018 elections’ most significant trends: more women than ever are in the mix to potentially lead their states as governor — tradi...






‘if we don’t run, then we won’t achieve.’ why a record number of women are eyein


gretchen whitmer, democratic candidate for michigan governor, in detroit on dec. 19. (ali lapetina/for the washington post)east lansing, mich. — at a time when nearly every aspect of politics feelssuffused by issues involving gender, the leading democratic contender for michigan governor makes a point of rarely mentioning hers.“i talk about jobs,” former senate minority leader gretchen whitmer says. “i talk about education. i talk about making government work for people. that’s really the dinner-table issues that i hear from michiganders in every part of our state.”whitmer might not bring it up, but she represents what probably will be one of the 2018 elections’ most significant trends: more women than ever are in the mix to potentially lead their states as governor — tradi...






‘if we don’t run, then we won’t achieve.’ why a record number of women are eyein


gretchen whitmer, democratic candidate for michigan governor, in detroit on dec. 19. (ali lapetina/for the washington post)east lansing, mich. — at a time when nearly every aspect of politics feelssuffused by issues involving gender, the leading democratic contender for michigan governor makes a point of rarely mentioning hers.“i talk about jobs,” former state senate minority leader gretchen whitmer says. “i talk about education. i talk about making government work for people. that’s really the dinner-table issues that i hear from michiganders in every part of our state.”whitmer might not bring it up, but she represents what probably will be one of the 2018 elections’ most significant trends: more women than ever are in the mix to potentially lead their states as governor —...






fdny exam draws record number of women, people of color


new york city’s firefighter exam drew more test takers than ever before, including a record number of women and a majority of hopefuls who were people of color, fire commissioner daniel nigro said monday. “our unprecedented recruitment campaign has succeeded in drawing interest in a firefighting career from more young men and women than ever before,” nigro said in a statement. “and our goal to expand and further diversify the applicant pool by attracting more women and people of color has also achieved record-breaking success.” nigro said 46,305 took the 2017 exam in september and october, a department record. and for the first time ever, people of color comprised a majority of the test takers — 26,018 people or 56% of those who took the exam. more women — 4,181 ...






ex-rba governor glenn stevens to join macquarie after record first-half profit


former reserve bank of australia governor glenn stevens is joining the boards of macquarie group and macquarie bank as the millionaires factory posted yet another record first-half profit.mr stevens, who was governor of the rba between 2006 and 2016, will become an independent director on both boards from november 1, macquarie said in a statement to the asx. former rba governor glenn stevens is joining the millionaires factory. photo: louie douvishe has been on a number of australian and international boards and committees, including the financial stability board, and on a range of g20 committee. as rba boss, he led australia's economy through the gfc, the mining boom and a record low interest rate environment.macquarie group chairman peter warne said mr stevens "brings a uniq...






in powerful speech, delegate acknowledges record-number of women elected to virg


the virginia general assembly opened its 2018 legislative session with a record number of 28 women serving in the house of delegates. the virginia general assembly opened its 2018 legislative session with a record number of 28 women serving in the house of delegates.






record number of women labour candidates for 2017 uk general election


labour has approved its highest ever percentage of women candidates for a general election.roughly 41% of the party’s candidates will be female and 59% men after the party’s ruling national executive committee signed off its would-be mps for the june 8.a record number of black and minority ethnic candidates was also approved.the full nec list, leaked to huffpost uk, shows the party has now agreed all but one of its candidates for the 2017 general election.in 13 seats where labour mps are sitting down, 10 women have been selected, a big change from previous years.in 2015, just 34% of labour candidates were women, compared to 26% for the tories and liberal democrats and 36% for the snp.but many women candidates were not chosen for winnable seats in 2015.at present, 29% of mps are women, ...






the top 10 gubernatorial races of 2018


when it comes to gubernatorial races, republicans say they're a victim of their own success from two great election cycles in a row. going into 2018, republicans control a near-record high of 33 governor's mansions, including a number in blue and swing states. democrats, meanwhile, hold a near-record low.which means in 2018, the only place to go may be up for democrats.and democrats will have a lot of opportunities to chip away at their deficit. of our top 10 governor races, eight are republican-held seats. most of those republican governors are term-limited out in 2018, which is good news for democrats, because one of the hardest thing to do in politics is kick out a sitting governor.any seat democrats win back is critical for the future of the party. many of the governors will b...






the top 10 gubernatorial races of 2018


when it comes to gubernatorial races, republicans say they're a victim of their own success from two great election cycles in a row. going into 2018, republicans control a near-record high of 33 governor's mansions, including a number in blue and swing states. democrats, meanwhile, hold a near-record low.which means in 2018, the only place to go may be up for democrats.and democrats will have a lot of opportunities to chip away at their deficit. of our top 10 governor races, eight are republican-held seats. most of those republican governors are term-limited out in 2018, which is good news for democrats, because one of the hardest thing to do in politics is kick out a sitting governor.any seat democrats win back is critical for the future of the party. many of the governors will b...






the top 10 gubernatorial races of 2018


when it comes to gubernatorial races, republicans say they're a victim of their own success from two great election cycles in a row. going into 2018, republicans control a near-record high of 33 governor's mansions, including a number in blue and swing states. democrats, meanwhile, hold a near-record low.which means in 2018, the only place to go may be up for democrats.and democrats will have a lot of opportunities to chip away at their deficit. of our top 10 governor races, eight are republican-held seats. most of those republican governors are term-limited out in 2018, which is good news for democrats, since one of the hardest thing to do in politics is kick out a sitting governor.any seat democrats win back is critical for the future of the party. many of the governors will be?...






iim-c registers 31% of women students this time, sets a record


the batch of 2017-19 of indian institute of management, calcutta  (iim-c) has registered an increase in the number of women students from last year. setting a record, out of the total new students, 31% are women this time which is till date the highest number of girl students in iim-c. also, among the top three iims ( ahmedabad, bangalore and calcutta) this is highest women representation in the recent years.one advantage that girls had this time was that they got few ‘extra’ points at the pre-interview stage. previous years also saw women students getting three more points (out of 100) at the pre-interview level. iim-c admission chairperson pritam basu said, “the girls performed incredibly well in the interview and got through on their own steam. this year girls were given two ext...






georgia just took a big step toward another historic milestone


georgia democratic gubernatorial candidate stacey abrams speaks tuesday during an election-night watch party in atlanta. (john bazemore/ap)over the course of american history, a black woman has never served as governor of a state. there have been nearly 9,000 opportunities for a black woman to have been the governor of a state in a year — 232 in delaware, 60 in hawaii, etc. — but of those, all but 331 have gone to white men. about 200 have gone to white women and 121 have gone to nonwhite men. for only 15 of those opportunities — both for stretches within the past decade — have states been led by nonwhite women. those are new mexico gov. susana martinez (r) and former south carolina governor nikki haley (r).neither of them is black.although it may look as though a large number of w...






canada eyes seven per cent growth in tourist arrivals from india in 2018


by: pti | mumbai | updated: february 25, 2018 3:53 pm top newscanada, which witnessed a record number of visitors from india last year, is eyeing 7 per cent growth in tourist arrivals from the sub-continent. “we saw a record number of 2.5 lakh indians visiting canada in 2017, which was 17.37 per cent increase from 2016. however, this we would like to be cautious while projecting growth and expect 7 per cent rise in footfalls from india in 2018 compared to last year,” destination canada regional managing director, europe, australia and india, rupert peters told pti here.in 2016, a total number of 2,13,000 indians travelled to canada, according to destination canada data. the increase in number of direct weekly flights and also focus on promoting canada as an aspiring destination he...






for some gop women, the ultimate women’s issue right now is the gop tax plan


white house counselor to the president kellyanne conway attends a medal of honor ceremony in the east room of the white house on oct. 23. (chip somodevilla/getty images)for some conservative women eyeing the senate race in alabama, the ultimate women's issue right now is the gop tax plan.republican nominee roy moore's favorability numbers are declining among women in the state as reports of the former judge behaving inappropriately with teenage girls continue to dominate headlines. but despite public opinion moving increasingly in the direction of siding with women when they make allegations of sexual harassment and assault, there has been an uptick in the number of gop women who have publicly said they are supporting moore.when kellyanne conway, counselor to president trump, was a...






gender targets can still be achieved, says liberal leader matthew guy


state opposition leader matthew guy still believes he can achieve an ambitious goal to increase the number of liberal women in parliament by 10 per cent at every election – despite five out of the last six liberal preselections being won by men.last april, mr guy became the first victorian liberal leader to set a target to lift female representation in politics, and also established a new group - women to win – to recruit, train and mentor aspiring candidates. opposition leader matthew guy says he is still committed to increasing the number of liberal women in parliament. photo: paul jeffers"if we want more women in our state parliamentary ranks then we have to get serious," he said at the time.since then, the liberals have held six consecutive preselections for the safe seats ...






and now, virginia primary voters make their picks in test of post-trump politics


virginians began voting tuesday to select candidates for this fall’s election of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and every seat in the house of delegates, as well as other local offices.the nation is watching what otherwise would be a sleepy primary, with virginia serving as a political laboratory for how the parties handle the deep divisions that followed last year’s election of president trump.the race for governor, especially, has focused nearly as much on reaction to events in washington as to policy concerns within the state. outside groups have poured money and attention into virginia, and a vast army of new candidates have flooded the democratic side of house races — including a record number of women candidates.virginia voters have been slow to focus on the el...






virginia primary election: and now, va. voters make their picks in test of post-


virginians began voting tuesday to select candidates for this fall’s election of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and every seat in the house of delegates, as well as other local offices.the nation is watching what otherwise would be a sleepy primary, with virginia serving as a political laboratory for how the parties handle the deep divisions that followed last year’s election of president trump.the race for governor, especially, has focused nearly as much on reaction to events in washington as to policy concerns within the state. outside groups have poured money and attention into virginia, and a vast army of new candidates have flooded the democratic side of house races — including a record number of women candidates.virginia voters have been slow to focus on the el...






virginia primary election: and now, va. voters make their picks in test of post-


virginians began voting tuesday to select candidates for this fall’s election of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and every seat in the house of delegates, as well as other local offices.the nation is watching what otherwise would be a sleepy primary, with virginia serving as a political laboratory for how the parties handle the deep divisions that followed last year’s election of president trump.the race for governor, especially, has focused nearly as much on reaction to events in washington as to policy concerns within the state. outside groups have poured money and attention into virginia, and a vast army of new candidates have flooded the democratic side of house races — including a record number of women candidates.virginia voters have been slow to focus on the el...






president mcauliffe - the washington post


before democratic presidential nominee hillary clinton’s defeat in the november election, virginia gov. terry mcauliffe’s (d) future looked like it would include a stint as commerce secretary.coulda, shoulda, woulda. but the governor may have a plan b, if we take his off-hand remarks to the new york times at face value.the times’s jonathan martin asked the governor if he “wanted to be president.“ mcauliffe is reported to have said, “i don’t know, i might.”martin also said mcauliffe is “increasingly thought to be eyeing” a presidential bid in 2020.any number of democrats are probably humming “hail to the chief” as they go about their daily ablutions. but would mcauliffe — the glad-handing, fast-talking “tricky terry” — really be a strong national contender?fo...






mcauliffe breaks record for most vetoes by a virginia governor


richmond — gov. terry mcauliffe has vetoed more bills than any governor in virginia history, a testament to the ideological gap between the democratic chief executive and the ­republican-controlled legislature at a time of increasingly partisan tensions in national ­politics. since taking office in 2013, mcauliffe has vetoed 91 bills — eclipsing the record held by former governor jim gilmore (r). mcauliffe broke that record thursday morning when he vetoed two bills that would have insulated any person or organization that declined to perfrom a same-sex marriage from civil penalties.  the stalemate between the governor and lawmakers is a central feature of this year’s race to succeed mcauliffe, who is prohibited by the state constitution from serving a second consecutive term.if v...






‘all that anger’s unleashed’: how sexual misconduct stories persuade other victi


when the los angeles times published a story this week detailing sexual harassment accusations against the filmmaker james toback, the investigation was remarkable, in part, due to the sheer number of women speaking out. in his first story, reporter glenn whipp wrote that 38 women had shared stories about toback, most of them speaking on the record.that number would soon climb. after the first story was published, a flood of additional women contacted the newspaper about toback, who has denied the accusations. by thursday, four days after the first story ran, whipp said he had been contacted by 310 women with their own accounts.while the number of women speaking out about toback has been immense, what unfolded in his case has echoes in the seismic shifts rattling industry after industr...






demonetisation: better to under-promise and over-achieve: raghuram rajan on grow


chennai: in a veiled dig at the government, former rbi governor raghuram rajan today said it is always better to under-promise and over-achieve than to face awkward questions when it comes to growth comparisons with china.rajan, the only central bank governor in two decades who did not get a second term, also seemed to defend his controversial remark of india being a 'one-eyed king in the land of blind', saying gdp expansion slipped in every quarter since that remark in april of last year.breaking his silence after completion of the unwritten one-year moratorium for not commenting on india-specific issues since his exit from rbi on september 4, 2016, rajan said india has a lot of potential and is capable of doing significantly more but should not get complacent."this notion that, we at ...






u.s. women eyeing bobsledding gold


photo: sean m. haffey, getty images image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1elana meyers taylor and lauren gibbs of the u.s. practice at the women’s bobsled heats at the olympic sliding center.elana meyers taylor and lauren gibbs of the u.s. practice at the women’s bobsled heats at the olympic sliding center. photo: sean m. haffey, getty images u.s. women eyeing bobsledding gold1 / 1back to galleryelana meyers taylor went to sleep four years ago after the first night of her olympic competition holding the lead, and her mind couldn’t stop racing.she plans on sleeping better this time.germany’s mariama jamanka and lisa buckwitz are the leaders at the midway point of the women’s bobsled competition at the pyeongchang games, their two-run time of 1 minute, 41.26 seconds on tuesd...






france elects record number of women to parliament


leapfrogs from 64th to 17th in the world rankings of female parliamentary representation and to 6th place in europeparis: france voted a record number of women into parliament, election results showed on monday, after president emmanuel macron’s victorious republic on the move (lrem) party fielded a gender-balanced candidate list.of the 577 newly elected lawmakers, 223 were female, beating the previous record of 155 set after the last election.that sent france leapfrogging from 64th to 17th in the world rankings of female parliamentary representation and to 6th place in europe, overtaking britain and germany, according to inter-parliamentary union data compiled at the start of june.lrem, which won an overwhelming majority in sunday’s ballot, had the highest proportion of women elected,...






women will probably lose more than they will win in 2018. but their candidacies


on tuesday, former state representative paulette jordan became the first female democratic gubernatorial nominee in idaho. (john locher/ap)a record number of women are running at all levels of government this year, and for the second consecutive week of primaries, a notable number of them are winning.across four states tuesday, women won competitive primaries in four house races in pennsylvania and the democratic gubernatorial nomination in idaho, putting them in a position to take the male-dominated seats. last week, women won 63 percent of congressional primaries across another four states.but early statistics indicate that women are losing primaries at least at the same rate as they're winning them. and some of the women who won their primaries tuesday face steep odds in their genera...






vadodara bank eyes guinness record


by: express news service | vadodara | published:may 24, 2017 5:37 amthe baroda central co-operative bank is eyeing guinness world record for opening maximum number of accounts in the country after the november 8 demonetisation. bank’s chairman atul patel, who is a bjp leader, said the bank has opened 1.2 lakh accounts since november 8.“since november 8, we began a drive to open accounts, especially for milk cooperatives in and around vadodara and parts of narmada,” he said.for all the latest india news, download indian express app now






'not just triple talaq speak on gau rakshaks widowing muslim women', azam khan t


hours after prime minister narendra modi appealed to the muslim community to find a proper solution for triple talaq, the samajwadi party criticized the former saying that he should also speak up on other issues which are being faced by the muslim women.“prime minister modi should also focus on other problems of muslim women. muslim women are losing their husbands and son due to violence by gau rakshaks,” samajwadi party leader told ani.earlier, congress dubbed prime minister’s assertion as insignificant adding that he made the statement eyeing upcoming elections in karnataka.“prime minister modi made the statement eyeing upcoming elections in karnataka. he has been doing this and will also continue to do in future. he is following the ideology of rss. his speech does not hold any ...






governor sexual allegation: governor of a southern state accused of ‘sexual misc


a complaint about alleged misconduct on the part of a governor of a southern state has been received by the home ministry and is being investigated for its veracity. the complaint is about the governor allegedly seeking sexual favours from women staff at the raj bhavan and the matter is being probed, sources said. the ministry has not yet commented on the identity of the governor concerned. sources said the centre has taken a serious view of the allegations and has directed agencies to examine if there’s any evidence. if the complaint is found to have some basis, the governor will be asked to resign immediately. the last time a scandal involving a governor broke out was when then meghalaya governor v shanmuganathan was asked to resign after complaints of a similar na...






olympic medallist gagan narang eyeing more international glory


by: pti | new delhi | published:october 26, 2017 8:53 pm the 34-year-old, along with a full-fledged indian shooting squad, will be leaving for gold coast, australia on friday. (source: file)top newshe may have taken to mentoring of late but active shooting remains gagan narang’s number one priority and he says there is “no doubt” he is eyeing more international glory, including another shot at the olympics.after a gap of one year, the london olympic bronze- medallist is back to his pet event — 10m air rifle — and he is gunning to hit top form.“shooting is my no.1 priority, i love to be around the sport whether it is through mentoring, coaching or whether in terms of my shooting… right now my own shooting is my number one priority,” he told pti during an interview at th...






can pm modi speak on gau rakshaks widowing muslim women, asks azam khan


by: ani | rampur | published:april 29, 2017 4:47 pm prime minister narendra modi (l) and azam kahn. (file photo)hours after prime minister narendra modi appealed to the muslim community to find a proper solution for triple talaq, the samajwadi party criticized the former saying that he should also speak up on other issues which are being faced by the muslim women.“prime minister modi should also focus on other problems of muslim women. muslim women are losing their husbands and son due to violence by gau rakshaks,” samajwadi party leader told ani.earlier, congress dubbed prime minister’s assertion as insignificant adding that he made the statement eyeing upcoming elections in karnataka.“prime minister modi made the statement eyeing upcoming elections in karnataka. he has been ...






va. gov. mcauliffe says he has broken u.s. record for restoring voting rights


richmond — gov. terry mcauliffe announced thursday that he had broken the record for restoring voting rights to convicted felons, calling it his “proudest achievement” as governor.mcauliffe (d) said he had individually restored rights to 156,221 virginians, surpassing the previous record-holder by a nose. as governor of florida from 2007 to 2011, charlie crist restored voting rights to 155,315 felons, according to figures that mcauliffe’s office obtained from florida.today crist, who has evolved from republican to independent to democrat, is a freshman member of congress. his spokeswoman, erin moffet, said crist would not mind seeing his record fall.“i know my boss would congratulate governor mcauliffe on the work he’s doing in his state, as well,” she said.“expanding democ...






formal languages - why is the quantity of sentences not finite?


before i can tell you why there are arbitrarily long sentences in english, i would like to point out that 1 is a number, 2 is a number, 3 is a number, 4 is a number, 5 is a number, 6 is a number, 7 is a number, 8 is a number, 9 is a number, 10 is a number, 11 is a number, 12 is a number, 13 is a number, 14 is a number, 15 is a number, 16 is a number, 17 is a number, 18 is a number, 19 is a number, 20 is a number, 21 is a number, 22 is a number, 23 is a number, 24 is a number, 25 is a number, 26 is a number, 27 is a number, 28 is a number, 29 is a number, 30 is a number, 31 is a number, 32 is a number, 33 is a number, 34 is a number, 35 is a number, 36 is a number, 37 is a number, ...






women racked up victories across the country tuesday. it may be only the beginni


until yesterday, only 17 of the 100 members of the virginia house of delegates were women. now, the number will surge to nearly 30.women racked up victories across the country on tuesday, and are being credited with the democrats’ big night overall. it is a testament to the remarkable explosion of women candidates who have entered the political stage since donald trump was elected president one year ago. the wave is likely to continue. in 2018, 40 women are already planning to run for governor. dozens more are considering congressional and other statewide office bids. and tuesday’s result has already become a rallying cry for activists seeking to draw even more women into the public square. “this is huge,” said stephanie schriock, president of emily’s list, the political group th...






mcauliffe poised to break record for most vetoes by a virginia governor


richmond — gov. terry mcauliffe is poised to veto more bills than any governor in virginia history, a testament to the ideological gap between the democratic chief executive and the ­republican-controlled legislature at a time of increasingly partisan tensions in national ­politics.since taking office in 2013, mcauliffe has vetoed 89 bills and counting — just one shy of the record, held by former governor jim gilmore (r). at his current pace, mcauliffe should pass the mark by the end of the week.the stalemate between the governor and lawmakers is a central feature of this year’s race to succeed mcauliffe, who is prohibited by the state constitution from serving a second consecutive term.if virginians elect another democrat, they’ll probably get four more years of legislative tens...






to rectify gender imbalance, iits to provide 14% special quota for women from 20


the prestigious engineering institutions of the country, indian institute of technology will admit more women students from 2018. the joint admission board took the decision on saturday in order to tackle with the decline in the number of women students.the board recommended an increase of as many as 600 seats that means a hike of 14% in number the seats allotted to women, which will take the total quota to 1440 seats.for past few years, a decline in the number of women students was being observed. in the year 2014, approx 8.8% women took admission in iits, however, a rise in the number of women admitted to iits was observed in 2015 as the figure went up to 9%.but in 2016, it again went down to 8%. the issue of the decline in the number of women students taking admission in iits raised c..






our view: why is greg stanton running timid?


editorial: if phoenix mayor greg stanton is eyeing the governor's office, he might as well just say so.         






‘it is better to under-promise and over-achieve’, says raghuram rajan on growth


by: pti | chennai | published:september 5, 2017 11:03 pm rajan said he faced awkward questions in beijing recently on india lagging behind china in terms of gdp growth rate for the second quarter in a row. (file photo)related newsin a veiled dig at the government, former rbi governor raghuram rajan today said it is always better to under-promise and over-achieve than to face awkward questions when it comes to growth comparisons with china. rajan, the only central bank governor in two decades who did not get a second term, also seemed to defend his controversial remark of india being a ‘one-eyed king in the land of blind’, saying gdp expansion slipped in every quarter since that remark in april of last year.breaking his silence after completion of the unwritten one-year moratorium ...






former governor parris glendening backs rushern baker in maryland governor race


former maryland governor parris n. glendening on thursday endorsed prince george’s county executive rushern l. baker iii in his bid for the democratic gubernatorial nomination, citing baker’s record on the environment. “he understands that economic development and protecting the environment go hand in hand,” glendening said in an interview. baker unveiled an environmental plan thursday that includes a committee chaired by glendening and aimed at making maryland the first state in the country to achieve 100 percent clean energy and zero waste. prince george’s, where baker created a county-level environmental department, leads the state in recycling. glendening, a former county executive in prince george’s, said baker, who is leading in polls of the crowded democratic primary rac...






cuomo proposes taking guns from domestic abusers


gov. cuomo wants to take firearms from people who engage in domestic violence — the first step in a plan to address victimization of women.his proposal would close a loophole in current law that allows people convicted of misdemeanor abuse, but not felonies, to keep their weapons.“in nine of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in united states history, including las vegas . . . the shooter had an existing record of committing violence against women, threatening violence against women or harassing or disparaging women,” the governor said.he added that firearms were used in 25 domestic homicides in new york state last year.he also said he’s hoping to end the practice of using tax dollars and corporate shareholder money for settlements that “gag women.”share this:






women must wait 217 years to earn the same as men, index says


women are paid and achieve just over half as much as men in the workplace, the world economic forum said, reporting an economic gap of 58% between the sexeslondon: women will have to wait 217 years before they earn as much as men and have equal representation in the workplace, research said, revealing the widest gap in almost a decade.women are paid and achieve just over half as much as men in the workplace, the world economic forum said, reporting an economic gap of 58 per cent between the sexes.“in 2017 we should not be seeing progress towards gender parity shift into reverse,” said saadia zahidi, wef’s head of education, gender and work.“gender equality is both a moral and economic imperative.some countries understand this and they are now seeing dividends from the proactive mea...