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Google needs to do more on bridging gender gap

SAN FRANCISCO: Although the percentage of women in leadership roles at Google has increased from 20.8 to 25 percent in the last four years, women still make up only 30.9 percent of its global workforce while men 69.1 percent, the tech giant has revealed. In its annual diversity report released on Thursday, Google said it has made some progress in leadership ranks by gender and ethnicity. "The data in this report shows that despite significant effort, and some pockets of success, we need to do more to achieve our…

IMF chief: to beat inequality, close the gender gap

Washington: IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Thursday that the best way to reduce inequality around the world would be to eliminate the gap between women and men in the economic sphere. Asked whether she thought that raising taxes on the wealthy was the preferred approach, Christine Lagarde said she disagreed. "The most efficient way to reduce the inequalities would be to actually close the gender gap between men and women. And that is a no-brainer," she said. "Whether it is access to the labor market, whether it…

Pakistan ranks second from last in world gender gap survey

NEW YORK: The gap between men and women in health, education, economic opportunity and political representation has closed by 4% globally in the past 10 years, while Pakistan stands on 144th rank in a list of 145 countries, according to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2015, which was launched today.