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WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS LEAVING A POSITIVE LEGACY IN THE WORLD

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Presentation on women who changed the game. Provides examples of how women changed the world, and the need to continue to focus on developing women. Contains information on the benefits and return on investment.

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Page 1: Women trailblazers who changed the game

WOMEN TRAILBLAZERS

LEAVING A POSITIVE LEGACY IN THE

WORLD

Page 2: Women trailblazers who changed the game

CATALYST

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Maryanne Williamson

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Most history passes over women. Our names and faces are missing, our stories omitted or distorted, and covered over by an endless masculine litany of kings, warlords, priests (with an occasional queen or concubine --- often a woman blamed for ruining everything). http://www.facebook.com/pages/Suppressed-Histories-Archives/333661528320?fref=ts

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But women have exercised power and determined the course of events and the forms of human culture. Women founded, governed, invented and created. We have been leaders, prophets, scribes and authors, warriors and rebels against oppression, fighting for our rights and for our peoples. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Suppressed-Histories-Archives/333661528320?fref=ts

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Girls and women suffer from a lack of knowledge about societies that accord power to women in public life: in religion, medicine, the arts, diplomacy, land management and inheritance. These crucial silences and omissions create the demoralizing impression that women have always been beneath men. Which is false. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Suppressed-Histories-Archives/333661528320?fref=ts

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Globally research point to the fact

that that focusing on the

development of women is critical to

sustainable business and the health

of our societies and planet.

why the need to focus on women

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Women’s legacy

• The continued need to focus on Women’s Development (wicked problem) • Global

• Canada

• The ROI of investing in Women

• Examples of Women’s Initiatives

• Benefits

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Women’s legacy

• The continued need to focus on Women’s Development (wicked problem) • Global

• Canada

• The ROI of investing in Women

• Examples of Women’s Initiatives

• Benefits

PACTS©

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Uncovering realities of

women’s contribution

in philosophy,

mathematics, art,

culture and their

spheres of power

A NEED FOR HER-STORY IN HISTORY

Hypatia was a Greek Philosopher and

the first historically noted woman

in mathematics.. She is regarded as the first

woman astronomer. A lunar crater is named after

her. She anticipated the elliptical orbits of the solar

system which was discovered by Johannes Kepler

1,200 years later.

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Often we are so concerned with what makes us feel good that we forget what makes us great. Understanding how to surmount pain, doubt, and failure is an important aspect of the game of winning at life.

Chin-Ning Chu

EVEN WHERE IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN IMPOSSIBLE!!

Wu Zetain was the only women in the history or

China to assume the title of Empress Regnant. PACTS©

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Women lag men in

advancement and

compensation starting

from their first job and

are less satisfied with

their careers

WOMEN’S LEGACY

En Hedu’Anna – A few thousand

years before Pythagoras

(the Father of Philosophy),

a woman, En Hedu'Anna, was doing

Philosophy some 4000 years ago.

She lived in the area now designated

as Syria and/or Iraq.

Hers is the first female name recorded in

technical history PACTS©

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A survey by

Theladders.co.uk has

found that British

bosses think women

perform better at

interview. Yet nearly half

say women will not get

the top job because of

fear of maternity.

CHALLENGES ARE GLOBAL

Founder of the Body Shop (2400 stores in 61

countries and is the second largest cosfmetic

franchise in the world). Environmental and human

rights activist – leading “Green Business”.

“The Body Shop and I have always been closely

identified in the public mind. Today, it is impossible

to separate the company values from the issues

that I care passionately about – social

responsibility, respect for human rights, the

environment and animal protection, and an

absolute belief in Community Trade.” PACTS©

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Though about half of those surveyed for the GEO believe there will be equal numbers of men and women in the boardroom in 20 years time, the reality is that at the current rate of change it will take 60 years for women to gain equal representation on the boards of the FTSE100 companies.

CURRENT RATE OF CHANGE TOO SLOW

Gwen Giles is the first Black woman elected to the

Missouri State Senate She was also the first

woman and the first Black to hold the position of

St. Louis City assessor. PACTS©

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Currently, only one in ten FTSE board directors are women, and 25 firms have no women on them at all.

Women are deterred from applying due to corporate boards being dominated by “old boys’ networks”.

UNDER-REPRESENTATED AT BOARD

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a

pioneering French fashion designer whose

modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired

fashions,

and pursuit of expensive simplicity made her an

important figure in 20th-century fashion.

She was the founder of the famous fashion brand

Chanel. Her extraordinary influence on

fashion was such hat she was the only person in

the field to be named on Time 100: The Most

Important People pf the Century. (Wikipedia) PACTS©

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In 2009 women made

up 38% of the labour

force, yet only .32%

held senior

management

positions.

(Conference Board of

Canada)

CANADA LAGS BEHIND LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY

Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist and

author of international bestsellers, No Logo and

The Shock Doctrine. One of Canada's most

influential social activists, she is known for her

political analysis and criticism through her writing

on corporate globalization.

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Women’s legacy

• The continued need to focus on Women’s Development (wicked problem) • Global

• Canada

• The ROI of investing in Women

• Examples of Women’s Initiatives

• Benefits

PACTS©

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Closing the gender gap

in education adds half a

percent to a country's

per capita gross

national product –

benefits that are shared

by boys and men.

(Clinton Global Initiative, 2010)

THE IMPACT OF INVESTING IN WOMEN

Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel was a

pioneering French fashion designer whose

modernist philosophy, menswear-inspired Emilie

du Châtelet was a Frenchwoman of the early 18th

Century whose insights into light and energy

played a major role in Einsteins work 150 years

later on. HerTranslation of Isaac Newton’s work

Principia Mathemetica isStill a standard translation

in French. This was achieved

In a time when women were not able to study

mathematics. PACTS©

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On average, Fortune 500 companies with more women on their boards of directors turned in better financial performances than those with fewer women board directors.

When women represent 30% of a board of directors, the profitability of accompany increases threefold. http://www.women-unlimited.co.uk/france-leads-the-way-for-women-in-the-boardroom-should-we-follow/

WOMEN’S POSTIVE IMPACT ON BUSINESS

Michelle Obama is the first First Lady of the USA

of African-American heritage. Because of her

initiative to battle childhood obesity, major food

companies like PepsiCo and Kraft Foods are

making some serious changes to their products. PACTS©

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• When girls and women earn income, they reinvest 90 % of it into their families, as compared to only 30 to 40 % for a man

• When a girl in the developing world receives seven or more years of education, she marries four years later and has 2.2 fewer children

• An extra year of primary school boosts girl’s eventual wages by 10 to 20 %. An extra year of secondary school: 15 to %

ROI IN GIRLS IS BETTER THAN FOR BOYS

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Women’s legacy

• The continued need to focus on Women’s Development (wicked problem) • Global

• Canada

• The ROI of investing in Women

• Examples of Women’s Initiatives

• Benefits

PACTS©

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CLINTON GLOBAL INITIATIVE

According to the UN

• Women do 66% of world’s work

• Produce 50% of the world’s food

• Earn 10% of the world’s income

• Own 1 % of the world’s property

“I think empowering women is central to what the world has to do in the 21st century. This should stay a central cause of not only the Clinton Global Initiative, but all of us who care about this.”

Bill Clinton, 2009 Clinton Global Initiative

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CATALYST

“Significantly, initiatives have evolved from

discrete programs to recruit, retain, and advance

women to culture-changing efforts that

recognize the business imperative for diversity

and inclusion.”

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Women’s legacy

• The continued need to focus on Women’s Development (wicked problem) • Global

• Canada

• The ROI of investing in Women

• Examples of Women’s Initiatives

• Benefits

PACTS©

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BENEFITS FOR AVW-TELAV

• Internal benefits and ROI • Amplify the positive around Pockets of

Excellence (ROI) and Women

• Create networks of positive influence

• Authentic leadership for Women

• External • Reputation

• Attractive for talent

• Support of government initiatives

• Contribute to segment of population where economic contribution is sustainable and make a high impact

• Create new market and secure future market (women consumers will remember organisation's for this)

• Create next generation scarce skills

• Connect the dots between internal and external Return on Investment beyond fragmented stand-alone initiatives

• Sustainable beyond individuals

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Contact

MaRi Eagar

[email protected]

www.miPATH.com

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