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Weekly News Digest

February 11, 2021 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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N26 Studies Female Opportunity and Achievement in the Workplace

Mobile bank N26 unveiled The Female Opportunity Index 2021, the results of a study measuring female opportunity and achievement around the world, with a focus on women in STEM. The press release states the following:

As part of their mission to help people feel in control of their lives, and their finances, N26 commissioned the study to understand where they can champion change and make a difference by looking into workplace achievements, and the factors that drive female independence. While there is still much work to be done, the results celebrate the countries which are showing the greatest advancements in terms of equality and support for female achievement, while bringing attention to those who could be supporting working women better in 2021 and beyond.

The index began by selecting 100 countries around the world, across all continents, with comparable data on women in the workplace. To establish the level of gender parity from the highest positions of leadership, N26 calculated how many years a country has been governed by a woman since 1970, as well as the total number of women in governmental or parliamentary positions. Next, they looked at women in managerial positions, as well as data around female entrepreneurs in each country, to determine which nations help to foster the strongest female leadership opportunities and achievements. The research then turned to the number of women in the typically male-dominated arena of STEM, focusing not only on those studying, but the percentage of women actually working in that field after graduation.

The average salary and the gender wage gap were calculated for each country, along with other important metrics such as total days of maternity leave allowed in each country and workplace discrimination laws.

For more information and the country rankings, read the press release.

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