How gender quotas can help kill both ‘queen bees’ and ‘tokens’


“However, inferring from this that quotas do not make sense more generally would be grossly misleading,” she concludes.

As data improves, Bohnet says the pendulum of evidence is pointing against the pipeline problem and towards the conclusion that quotas actually boost the pipeline of well-qualified women.

In areas such as politics, the pendulum of evidence is pointing towards the conclusion that quotas actually boost the pipeline of well-qualified women.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

This is most likely to occur in professions which require a broad set of skills – politics being one example.

In the main, Bohnet says quotas have been found to encourage more talented women to compete for roles – women “who should have competed all along…



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Global Injection Molding Machines Market Is Expected to Reach $14.41 Billion by 2027: Says AMR

The markets lately are a mix of gains and volatility, and its tough, sometimes, for investors to make sense of it. In times like these, it makes sense to turn to the experts. Cathie Wood is one such expert, an investor whose stock choices have consistently outperformed the overall markets. A protégé of famed economist Arthur Laffer, market guru Wood has built her reputation on her clear view of the markets. Her firm is Ark Invest, whose Innovation ETF has over $52 billion in assets under management,…

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Around the house: The value of vintage

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Collecting vintage items requires an eye for details, says designer Larisa Mancini. Photo by Supplied
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Not only do young people seem awfully quick to get themselves to market these days, many also appear exceptionally adept at reading and responding to exactly what that market wants in the moment.

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MajorClarity Partners With Common App


RICHMOND, Va.–()–For nearly half a century the Common Application has been on a mission to make applying for college accessible to everyone. MajorClarity is proud to join this tradition by partnering with Common App to integrate the functionality and convenience of our platform with Common App’s network of over 900 schools around the world. Starting with the 2021-2022 school year, students will be able to manage their document requests and completion process for applications directly in MajorClarity’s platform.

“Increased access to the college application process is critical to our mission of equitably serving all students and school districts,” says Lauren Conroy, Chief Operating Officer at…



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No. 2 House Republican calls for replacing No. 3 leader Liz Cheney with Elise Stefanik


No. 2 House Republican Steve Scalise has escalated the effort to push No. 3 GOP leader Liz Cheney out of her role, as his spokeswoman said the Louisiana congressman supports having Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York take over Cheney’s position.

“House Republicans need to be solely focused on taking back the House in 2022 and fighting against Speaker Pelosi and President Biden’s radical socialist agenda, and Elise Stefanik is strongly committed to doing that, which is why Whip Scalise has pledged to support her for Conference Chair,” said Lauren Fine, a Scalise spokeswoman, in a statement.

Cheney has been criticized for months by her fellow Republicans for her repudiation of former President Donald Trump…



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Davenport to Once Again Offer Free Course to Help Unemployed Land Their Next Job


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.–()–Davenport University announced today it will once again offer a free career-focused class to individuals who have lost their jobs as a result of the coronavirus. The online course, Communications 120 – Presentation Techniques, will give each participant an opportunity to hone their presentation skills, build their resumes, enhance their LinkedIn profiles and earn three college credits.

“Davenport is proud to once again be able to offer this opportunity,” said Dr. Richard J. Pappas, president of Davenport University. “Helping our fellow Michiganders aligns with our mission as a university to help individuals gain the knowledge and skills that will lead them to a successful…



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Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC Announces Distributions for the Month of May 2021


NEW YORK–()–Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor, LLC announced today that certain closed end funds have declared their distributions for the month of May 2021.

The following dates apply to the distribution schedule below:

Month

 

Record Date

 

Ex-Dividend Date

 

Payable Date

May

 

5/21/2021

 

5/20/2021

 

5/28/2021

Ticker

 

Fund Name

 

Amount

 

Change from Previous Distribution

CEM

 

ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Fund Inc.

 

$0.4800

 

$0.0050

EMO

 

ClearBridge Energy Midstream Opportunity Fund Inc.

 

$0.3800

 

$0.0550

CTR

 

ClearBridge MLP and Midstream Total Return Fund Inc.

 

$0.4200

 

$0.0200

 

The…



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Eaton Corporation: Higher Growth But Fairly Valued

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Electrical And Vehicle Segments Rebound Strongly
Eaton Corp. (ETN) reported impressive results for 1Q 2021, guiding their earnings estimate 9% higher to a new range of $5.90 – $6.30 per share. All segments except Aerospace increased their sales growth estimates. In particular, the Electrical Americas, Electrical Global, and Vehicle segments improved the most. Demand has rebounded more strongly from the pandemic than expected in residential…

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CME to close most of its Chicago trading pits permanently


The exchange operator CME Group
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said it would permanently close most of its open-outcry trading pits in Chicago, ending one of the world’s last vestiges of old-fashioned floor trading.

CME said Tuesday that a number of trading pits that it closed temporarily in March 2020 to prevent the spread of Covid-19 wouldn’t be reopened. Some of the CME pits being shut down include pits for trading agricultural commodities, where traders had haggled over options on soybeans, wheat, cattle and hogs.

Floor trading for agricultural commodities has existed in Chicago since the mid-19th century and has long been part of the heritage of CME Group, which took its name from the Chicago…



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