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Team Canada celebrates their gold medal win after defeating the United States at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Rewriting the rule books: ensuring gender equity in Canadian hockey

True gender equity in sport is not simply a matter of paying lip service to equal rights and opportunities. It involves interrogating outdated assumptions and being open to rewriting the rule book.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to parliament via video link from COVID isolation during budget day. Getty Images

Labour’s fourth ‘well-being budget’ still comes up short on the well-being of women

Only by requiring state agencies to budget and plan for gender equity can genuine well-being be achieved for New Zealand’s women.
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Many of us welcome working from home, but universities show its dangers for women’s careers

When working from home, women struggled more than men to find time for the sustained effort needed to produce good, publishable research. Lack of thinking time is a problem for all knowledge workers.
Women still have a long way to go to reach parity in the boardroom. Wanlee Prachyapanaprai/iStock via Getty Images

US counties with more civic engagement tend to have more women on local company boards of directors

A study of 3,000 companies found a correlation between local ‘social capital’ – which measures such variables as voter turnout and census response rates – and more women on corporate boards.
Time spent mentoring students is often ignored when it comes to faculty salary and promotion decisions. Peathegee Inc via Getty Images

Female faculty of color do extra diversity work for no extra reward – here’s how to fix that

If colleges want to address systemic racism within their institutions, they can start by crediting female faculty members of color for work that gets overlooked. A group of higher ed researchers explains how.
College basketball player Paige Bueckers, right, of the Connecticut Huskies, has over 900,000 followers on Instagram as of September 2021. Elsa/Getty Images

New NCAA endorsement rules could benefit women more than men

Women college athletes face far more limited career prospects than men. The NCAA’s new endorsement rules may help level the playing field when it comes to making money from their athletic ability.
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The fatherhood penalty: how parental leave policies perpetuate the gender gap (even in our ‘progressive’ universities)

You might expect progressive policies in our universities, but a parental leave system of primary and secondary caregivers – the first 93% women, the second 96% men – perpetuates the gender gap.
Kenya’s Chief Justice-designate Martha Koome responds to questions during her job interview. Judiciary.go.ke

Kenya has its first female chief justice: why this matters

Justice Martha Koome’s ascendance to the role of Chief Justice raises hope and expectations among many for a better world for women and children.

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