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  • CMIE data: Urban female workforce participation rate down to its lowest in November since 2016 Dec 18, 2020 03:09 PM IST

    CMIE data: Urban female workforce participation rate down to its lowest in November since 2016

    CMIE also observed that the impact of economic shock on younger women is more than the older women. The participation rate in the workforce of younger women fell to 9.7 percent during the pandemic after reaching a high of 14.9 percent in end of 2019.

  • Shifali Satsangee on diversifying into equities; not just gold and fixed deposits Dec 17, 2020 01:27 PM IST

    Shifali Satsangee on diversifying into equities; not just gold and fixed deposits

    Agra was a real estate driven market, where most investments went into traditional asset classes such as gold and fixed deposits

  • Female participation in workforce rises in September, shows EPFO data Dec 07, 2020 05:18 PM IST

    Female participation in workforce rises in September, shows EPFO data

    The September data also showed that as many as 38 percent of the new female subscribers of the EPFO belonged to the 35+ age bracket, unlike the 22-25 age category as seen in the previous months

  • Mastercard, USAID join hands for Project Kirana to empower women through financial inclusion Nov 20, 2020 08:37 AM IST

    Mastercard, USAID join hands for Project Kirana to empower women through financial inclusion

    To begin with, as many as 3,000 such women are targeted to be enrolled under this project in certain places in Uttar Pradesh. Mastercard said that around the world, gender inequality limited women-owned businesses' ability to launch, grow and thrive

  • Mumbai to be the first Indian city with designated infrastructure for women: Report Nov 18, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    Mumbai to be the first Indian city with designated infrastructure for women: Report

    Among the planned developments, construction of a child-care centre in Goregaon and a skills development facility in Sion-Koliwada is almost complete

  • Bihar Election 2020 Results: 26 women triumph in state polls, will form 11% of the assembly strength Nov 11, 2020 03:42 PM IST

    Bihar Election 2020 Results: 26 women triumph in state polls, will form 11% of the assembly strength

    Despite women forming almost half the state’s population, their strength in the state's legislative assembly is not well represented and actually fell from the previous legislature, when there were 28 female MLAs.

  • India of our dreams, and of our nightmares Oct 02, 2020 09:42 AM IST

    India of our dreams, and of our nightmares

    The burden of societal injustices will weigh on the collective consciousness of the nation and become the dead weight that stifles India’s growth — both as a vibrant democracy and as a roaring economy

  • Women outshine men in equity investments during COVID-19 Sep 03, 2020 10:32 AM IST

    Women outshine men in equity investments during COVID-19

    Women appear to have displayed better financial maturity

  • COVID-19 impact | Making it work for women Aug 22, 2020 11:26 AM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Making it work for women

    More rural women than men have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, and they could be the key to building a stronger economic revival

  • Rebranding of fairness creams is a tiny step against colourism Jun 29, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    Rebranding of fairness creams is a tiny step against colourism

    More than renaming or withdrawing fairness products, what is urgently needed is a people’s movement against racism and colourism in India, which would necessarily be against casteism as well

  • Rama Bijapurkar: Fair & Lovely’s rebranding brings new opportunities for HUL and competitors Jun 29, 2020 08:31 AM IST

    Rama Bijapurkar: Fair & Lovely’s rebranding brings new opportunities for HUL and competitors

    This forced churning, like all forced churning, might even do the brand franchise good, and enable it to compete in a more mainstream manner and appeal to a wider audience. The loser in this is a whole lot of consumers who really wanted fairness

  • Politics | Kerala’s political leaders make a mockery of gender sensitivity Jun 26, 2020 03:27 PM IST

    Politics | Kerala’s political leaders make a mockery of gender sensitivity

    Misogynist statements and sexist comments are disturbingly commonplace in Kerala, especially in politics and popular culture. All these point towards a larger malaise in societal Kerala with its high human development indices

  • For Indian women, the coronavirus economy is a devastating setback Jun 10, 2020 07:22 AM IST

    For Indian women, the coronavirus economy is a devastating setback

    India’s women were already dropping out of the labor force. Coronavirus restrictions — and one of the worst economic slumps in decades — threaten even more losses for them.

  • Men have higher blood levels of coronavirus gateway molecule than women: Study May 11, 2020 12:39 PM IST

    Men have higher blood levels of coronavirus gateway molecule than women: Study

    A study whose findings may explain why men are more vulnerable to COVID-19 than women.

  • Here’s an ideal portfolio construction strategy for every mother May 10, 2020 10:15 AM IST

    Here’s an ideal portfolio construction strategy for every mother

    This Mother’s Day, we can urge every mother, working or non-working, to arm herself with financial knowledge, requisite to make sound investment decisions.

  • COVID-19 could lead to 7 million unintended pregnancies as access to contraceptives disrupted: UN study Apr 29, 2020 10:50 AM IST

    COVID-19 could lead to 7 million unintended pregnancies as access to contraceptives disrupted: UN study

    The agencies estimate that the number of women unable to access family planning or facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence and other harmful practices, could "skyrocket" by millions due to the crisis.

  • Policy | Corporate India must have an unwavering commitment towards gender diversity Mar 18, 2020 10:20 AM IST

    Policy | Corporate India must have an unwavering commitment towards gender diversity

    Despite the considerable progress, corporate India with 16 percent board representation of women in NIFTY 500 companies, remains behind the curve.

  • Moroccan fisherwomen set their eyes on the sea, break gender barriers Mar 05, 2020 04:48 PM IST

    Moroccan fisherwomen set their eyes on the sea, break gender barriers

    Members of a female fishing cooperative in Morocco are breaking the boundaries of male dominated world of fishing, hoping to earn money from fishing for the first time.

  • Women homebuyers outnumber men for end-use: Survey Mar 04, 2020 04:34 PM IST

    Women homebuyers outnumber men for end-use: Survey

    The Rs 45-90 lakh category is the most preferred budget range for prospective women homebuyers.

  • Posts of chairpersons, members of state women commissions of Raj, MP lying vacant since 2018: NCW Mar 01, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    Posts of chairpersons, members of state women commissions of Raj, MP lying vacant since 2018: NCW

    The state women commissions play an important role in addressing complaints related to abuse and assault on women.

  • Only 15% R&D workforce are women: Ram Nath Kovind Feb 28, 2020 12:46 PM IST

    Only 15% R&D workforce are women: Ram Nath Kovind

    "Despite presence of highly-motivated women scientists, India's R&D workforce has less than 15 per cent women compared to the global average of 30 per cent, according our National Task Force report," Kovind said.

  • Shiv Sena hails SC order on women in Army, slams Centre's stand Feb 19, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    Shiv Sena hails SC order on women in Army, slams Centre's stand

    An editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' termed the Supreme Court order as the victory of "women power", and said the Centre needs to change its attitude and vision.

  • Remove tags to get more women in workforce: Tata Sons Chairman Feb 04, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    Remove tags to get more women in workforce: Tata Sons Chairman

    "There is a possibility of creating platforms for SMEs, there is a possibility of getting (more) women into workforce," Chandrasekaran said.

  • Say no to violence against women: Mamata Banerjee Dec 16, 2019 10:45 AM IST

    Say no to violence against women: Mamata Banerjee

    "Today is the seventh anniversary of the horrific Delhi gangrape case. The incident shook the country. We must all work together to make this country a better place for women. Say no to violence against women," Banerjee wrote on a Twitter handle.

  • Saudi Arabia to host first-ever women's golf tournament in March 2020 Dec 12, 2019 10:05 PM IST

    Saudi Arabia to host first-ever women's golf tournament in March 2020

    The Ladies European Tour (LET) event will be staged in collaboration with Golf Saudi and the Saudi Golf Federation and will carry a winning purse of $1 million.

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