Category Archives: Gender

Why The Chinese Government Is Afraid Of Female Activists

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, why the Chinese government is afraid of female activists

Originally Published on U of T News

Diana Fu is an assistant professor of Asian politics at U of T Scarborough. She and a student visited China recently to figure out why the Chinese government is afraid of female activists.

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Shareholders Rate Woman Board Members Higher

The ECOreport reposts a German finding that shareholders rate woman board members higher

Originally Published on Technical University of Munich News

Companies with women on their executive and supervisory boards are valued more highly by the stock markets. Investors rate the performance of the few women who climbed to the top of the career ladder in companies without a gender quota as being better than that of their male peers. Economists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University of Hong Kong used an unusual method to reach this conclusion. They studied the share price development of companies following the exit of top managers due to death or illness in a sample of around 50 countries.

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Race And Gender Effect Credibility

The ECOreport reposts a study of how personal ideology can influence perception. There are times race and gender effect credibility. 

Originally Published on UBC News

Ideology is a key factor in determining how people assess the credibility of scientific researchers, according to a new UBC Sauder School of Business study.

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Women In Solar

Originally Published on PVSolarWorld

By Rosana Francescato

You can’t go to a major solar conference without hearing about women in solar. It was a recurring theme at Solar Power International this week. So, what’s the buzz?

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Why PetersenDean Promoted Wendi Zubillaga

A female role model in a largely male dominated industry

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PMWendi Zubillaga frequently  works 16 hour days when she’s on the road. Meals are business meetings. She might meet with one of her division presidents for breakfast at 7:30, have lunch with a customer and dinner with her sales staff and/or customers. Zubillaga does not have set hours or working days and is known to sleep with her phone at her side. If she’s not in New Orleans at the roofing show, she’s walking the job site with home builders convincing them to install solar as a standard feature and answering every question they could dream up. A colleague said, “All you have to do is see Wendi in action at trade shows and everything that comes with trade shows to see why she is so successful. ” That’s why PetersenDean promoted Wendi Zubillaga to Builder Group President.

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Women & Wealth: Minority-Owned Businesses Helping Fuel Economy

From LiveFit Magazine

By Phoebe Chongchua

A growing number of minority owned-businesses are helping fuel the economy. Reports show that between 2002 and 2007, there was a 46 percent increase in minority-owned businesses compared to only a 10 percent increase in nonminority-owned businesses, according to the Minority Business Development Agency.
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Grid Alternatives Launches US National Women in Solar Initiative

The ECOreport looks at the US National Woman in Solar Initiative

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMGrid Alternatives grew out of California’s 2001 energy crises. It is a non-profit organization that leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar panels for low income home owners. They currently do 1,000 installations a year out of their California, Denver and New York offices. Thanks to a philanthropic donation of $1.2 million by SunEdison, they have just started a national series of “WE Build” women only installations. This program will start with two WE Builds in Denver, on April 25.
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