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China makes leap in gender equality at workplace

In Asia, women working in China are most likely to share an equal footing with men, according to a gender diversity study by non-profit organization Community Business.
Source: CNBC.com | By: See Kit Tang
Thai youth fear junta's school reforms will dim job prospects

BANGKOK, Oct 30- Sixteen years old and studying 13 hours a day, high school pupil Worapot doesn't have time to waste matching up to a military-led government's idea of what makes a good Thai. "Now the system might get even worse," said Worapot, as he sat on the steps of a language school in a bustling Bangkok shopping district where he is taking extra lessons in English.
Source: Reuters | By: Amy Sawitta Lefevre
Millicom International Cellular: Millicom Foundation Launches to Support Digital Innovators in Emerging Markets

International telecoms and media company Millicom launches the Millicom Foundation today. The independent foundation will support local digital innovators to build a movement of digital changemakers across Latin America and Africa. In addition to its annual $10 million budget, the Millicom Foundation will support social innovators with business...
Source: Business Wire
The gender gap is narrowing: WEF

Saadia Zahidi, head of the gender parity program at the World Economic Forum, tells CNBC the gender gap is narrowing, but lots more remains to be done.
Source: CNBC.com
India slides, US gains in gender equality ranking

The annual Gender Gap Index by the Geneva- based World Economic Forum showed India falling to 114th place, after being ranked 101st out of 136 countries surveyed last year. That puts India below other fast-developing nations including South Africa, ranked 18th, China at 87 and Brazil at 71.. Nordic nations led the world in promoting equality of the sexes, as they...
Source: The Associated Press
Equal footing for women at work? Not 'til 2095

Women may not achieve equal footing in the workplace until 2095, according to the World Economic Forum's (WEF) new 'Global Gender Gap' report.
Source: CNBC.com | By: Nyshka Chandran
MD Insider Adds World-Class Board Members to its Board of Directors

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 27, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- MD Insider, a big data healthcare innovator that significantly reduces healthcare costs for employers, announced today that Michael Fertik, founder and CEO of Reputation.com, and Jared Carney, CEO of Lightdale, LLC, have joined the company's Board of Directors. Fertik, recently named Entrepreneur of the Year by...
Source: PR Newswire
Practice Fusion Launches Brand New Electronic Health Records (EHR) Platform, Optimized for Apple iPad(TM), iPad mini(TM) and Android(TM) Tablets

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27, 2014/ PRNewswire/-- Practice Fusion, the nation's largest cloud-based electronic health records platform, today launched a new EHR for Practice Fusion's community of more than 112,000 medical professionals. "Unlike our competitors who struggle to make a dated, legacy product work on a mobile device, we decided to build our...
Source: PR Newswire
Atlas Copco Recognized by UN Global Compact Index

Atlas Copco, a leading provider of sustainable productivity solutions, was again included in the annual United Nations Global Compact 100 stock index. Earlier this month, Atlas Copco was again included in the FTS4Good stock index, which includes world-leading companies that score well on social, governance and environmental practices.
Source: Business Wire
Husqvarna AB: Husqvarna Group Included in the FTSE4Good Index and the STOXX Global ESG Leaders

Husqvarna Group has been reconfirmed as a member of the FTSE4Good Index Series and appointed new member of the STOXX Global ESG Leaders index. "It is gratifying that Husqvarna Group has been included. To us, this shows that we are on the right path," says Kai Wärn, President and CEO of Husqvarna Group.
Source: Business Wire