Posts tagged ‘Australia’

HWHTW is Global! #hwhtw

WordPress has (finally) started showing info on where our blogs’ readers are coming from, and wow!  All the orange on this map shows that HWHTW is being read all over the world.  HWHTW readers hail from 77 countries – our biggest following is in the U.S., followed by India, the UK, Canada, Australia, and Pakistan.  We’ve also had visitors from Belgium, Brazil, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Botswana, Bahrain… and that’s just the ones that start with “B”!  Welcome, everyone, and thanks for spreading the word about HWHTW!

March 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

“More room for women at the top” in Australia #hwhtw

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, 2011 was a big year for Australian women in business, but there’s more work to be done!

“A RECORD was quietly broken last month – several times over. On December 1, amid last year’s hectic round of annual meetings and shareholder votes, seven women were appointed to the boards of ASX200 companies – bringing the number of female director appointments this year to an all-time high of 60, one more than 2010’s 59.

“The next day, Helen Coonan joined the board of Crown – bringing the total to 61. Sharon Doyle joining Cabcharge took it to 62 later in the month – then there were another three before Christmas, bringing the total to 65. It signed off a year in which women accounted for 40 per cent of new board appointments to ASX50 companies – to now make up almost 19 per cent of all ASX50 directors.

“While still very much in the minority, women now have a bigger presence on big company boards than ever before. In terms of boosting diversity on Australian boards, it has been a year of ”real progress”, says Jillian Segal, an ASX and National Australia Bank director.”

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/executive-women/more-room-for-women-at-the-top-20120101-1ph1c.html#ixzz1lGFORe2p

http://www.smh.com.au/executive-style/executive-women/more-room-for-women-at-the-top-20120101-1ph1c.html

February 4, 2012 at 12:08 pm Leave a comment

Pacific Islands Forum: “Leaders vow to improve gender equality record” @nzherald #hwhtw

 UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has just announced a commitment from the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) to increase female political leadership. The New Zealand Herald notes that many of the PIF countries rank at the bottom of the Inter Parliamentary Union’s women-in-politics rankings:

“Many Pacific countries do not have any female MPs, let alone women in positions of leadership… Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is the only woman leader among the 16 countries of the forum.”

However, Mr. Ban reported “genuine commitment from the leaders to improve upon this record and ensure that Pacific Island countries can benefit from the power and potential of all of its citizens, particularly including women.”

Read the full article: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10750187

September 10, 2011 at 12:24 pm Leave a comment

State of the World’s Mothers 2011

According to the Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest, a new report outlines how global maternal health supports U.S. national security:

“The 2011 Mother’s Index from Save the Children ranks the United States thirty-first among 164 countries in the well-being of mothers and children, as measured by health, education, and economic status. According to State of the World’s Mothers 2011 (42 pages, PDF), Norway, Australia, and Iceland are the three “best places to be a mother,” while eight of the ten “worst” countries to be a mother are in sub-Saharan Africa. Ranked at the very bottom is Afghanistan, where a woman typically has fewer than five years of education and the mortality rate for children under the age of five is 20 percent. The report features essays from former business and military leaders, politicians, academics, and religious leaders, including members of Save the Children’s board, that highlight the effectiveness of low-cost, low-tech strategies designed to improve access to basic health care and which suggest that women’s empowerment is not only a moral imperative, but in the economic, environmental, and national security interest of the United States. ”

Read more: http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/connections/conn_item.jhtml?id=338800008

May 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm Leave a comment

Expanding Access to Finance for Health e-Conference: March 29-30

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, and the USAID Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector project (SHOPS) are hosting an online conference on “the use of financial services to strengthen the global health care supply chain”.  

SHOPS is a five-year cooperative agreement focusing on “increasing availability, improving quality, and expanding coverage of essential health products and services in family planning and reproductive health, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, and other health areas through the private sector.”

Join participants from Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Canada, Côte d’Ivoire, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, France, Georgia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar,  Nepal, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, the UK, the US, and Zambia (and that’s just who’s signed up so far) in learning about finance in healthcare!

To register for the online conference or learn more: http://www.shopsproject.org/about/announcements/expanding-access-finance-health-e-conference-0?tr=y&auid=8016972

March 25, 2011 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment


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