Women And The Pandemic Workplace: Leadership’s Critical New Challenges

Leadership’s responsibility for assuring gender equality within the workplace just received an important, highly public “push.” The sixth annual Women in the Workplace study by McKinsey and LeanIn.org, featured in a recent special edition of The Wall Street Journal, concludes that women have born an outsized workplace-related burden during the Covid-19 economy, which could have long term consequences if not promptly addressed.

The message to corporate leadership is clear— either invest in a more flexible workplace or risk losing women employees, especially in leadership.

In many respects, this important message comes at a most inopportune time. Corporate leaders are already struggling to manage pandemic-related operational, financial and strategic concerns, while confronting nontraditional issues such as underrepresented communities, social justice and corporate social responsibility. Volatility projected from an unstable economy, a potentially contested national election and a deeply

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Worldwide Automotive Diecast Scale Model Industry to 2024 – Key Drivers, Challenges and Trends

The “Global Automotive Diecast Scale Model Market 2020-2024” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The automotive diecast scale model market is poised to grow by $1.04 billion during 2020-2024 progressing at a CAGR of 5% during the forecast period.

The reports on automotive diecast scale model market provides a holistic analysis, market size and forecast, trends, growth drivers, and challenges, as well as vendor analysis covering around 25 vendors.

The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current global market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The market is driven by the collector clubs driving sales of diecast scale models, expected high resale value driving collection of diecast scale models and interest and lure on preservation of legacy models to drive the market.

The automotive diecast scale model market analysis includes end-user segment and geographic landscapes. This study identifies the increasing consolidation in the market

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Challenges stack up for Italian women

A new exhibition at Britain’s National Gallery is a timely reminder of how Italian women through history have been at the avant-garde of feminism.

On display will be the work of Artemisia Gentileschi, an Italian baroque painter considered one of the most accomplished artists of the 17th century. She was also the first woman to become a member of Florence’s august all-male academy of the arts, joining the likes of Michelangelo and Titian.

Today, astrophysicist Fabiola Gianotti, the first woman director-general at Cern in Geneva, astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and the designer businesswoman Miuccia Prada are among Italian women blazing a trail in their respective professions.

Yet like much in Italy, a country of contrasts struggling with long-term economic malaise, the picture of most women’s role at work is far from as rosy as these individual success stories suggest.

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Coronavirus cluster at Attleboro hospital on heels of outbreak at Brigham and Women’s illustrates continuing challenges

Officials at Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro say a cluster of COVID-19 cases there has expanded to at least four patients and 10 employees in the past week, while Brigham and Women’s Hospital now counts at least 52 patients and employees linked to its September outbreak, illustrating the continuing challenges of containing an aggressive virus as infections rise statewide.

On Sept. 29, Sturdy closed its Balfour surgical wing, where the cluster is believed to have originated, to new patients, and has prohibited visitors to the entire hospital until further notice. So far, all patients and employees who have tested positive are linked to the Balfour wing, said Dr. Brian Patel, the hospital’s chief of emergency services.

“We have tested several hundred employees to be on the safe side and are trying to do everything we can to contain further transmission,” Patel said. “It’s still not clear to our infection control

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Facing dual challenges of work and home-schooling, more women are sacrificing their careers

As virtual schooling ramps up in some areas, women are being forced to make the choice between caring for their children or prioritizing their own career. This sets up a huge and largely overlooked threat that hangs over women’s participation in the workforce and their recovery from the job losses in the recession.

“So many schools are opening with distance learning, it certainly is a new set of obligations on parents to help their kids move through the day, and we know that women tend to bear the lion’s share of that childcare distance learning work,” said Emily Martin, vice president of education and workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center.

“As a mom, and I think a lot of women feel this way, we kind of just take it on,” said Gabriela Bradt, a marine biologist and mother of three kids between the ages of four and 11,

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Sally Hawkins breaks down the challenges of portraying mental illness in Eternal Beauty

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Sally Hawkins has a fondness for characters that, in her words, “fall in the gaps.”

“I’m aligned with people in life that may not be noticed or are generally stigmatized,” she tells EW. “Those stories are always more interesting. Every single person has a voice. Whether it’s somebody who’s not sorted out or is part of a section of society that is not necessarily treated with compassion. Spinning that on its head and seeing them with love — as soon as we open our hearts and our minds, then we can begin to change.”

a person standing posing for the camera: Sally Hawkins discusses portraying mental illness in 'Eternal Beauty' and her fondness for playing people who 'fall through the gaps.'

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Sally Hawkins discusses portraying mental illness in ‘Eternal Beauty’ and her fondness for playing people who ‘fall through the gaps.’

Hawkins has earned Oscar nominations for her portrayal of two such people, the eternally optimistic Poppy in Happy-Go-Lucky and mute cleaner Elisa in The Shape of

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Andrew GN’s SS21 Collection Challenges Fashion To Be Audacious In The Midst Of Pandemic

With sixty-five looks, designer Andrew GN created his SS21 collection that not only evokes hope but has the gall to stand up and fight for an industry that brings light to the world. Themed ‘May There Be Light,’ it is all about boldly moving forward in the unknown to produce fruit in the fashion ecosystem.

“During the lockdown, like many others, I had a lot of time to think about my purpose and my work,” shares Andrew GN in a statement. “We have to move forward. We have to project ourselves towards better times. We, designers, are the core and the driving force of the whole fashion ecosystem. The weavers, printers, embroiderers, ateliers, all depend on our creative work. We must keep on.”

He and his creative team are not

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4 Major Challenges Faced by Manufacturers and Retailers in Apparel Production

But to ensure this, there are some major challenges that both manufacturers and retailers have to face. From keeping up with the latest fashion trends to catering to the demanding consumers, from maintaining the optimum inventory levels to building a sustainable business, there are so many bottlenecks.

If ignored, they can damage the business as well as the brand name. However, there are ways through which manufacturers and retailers can overcome these challenges. One such way is to partner with apparel sourcing agents who can help in dealing with some of these problems to a great extent.

The apparel manufacturing industry is one of the fastest growing businesses in the world. It is dynamic and under constant pressure as the competition is getting tougher in terms of costs, pricing, fashion trends and fulfilling the expectations of the demanding audience. Moreover, due to the presence of multiple players, manufacturers and retailers … Read More

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