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Good news! We are moving to Women in Aid (WiA)

Dear all, After a short pilot period we have made a couple of decisions about the future direction of Women in Aid. The blog will immediately move to http://womeninaid.com – this will be the longer term home of the blog. Please … Continue reading

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Negotiation

Yep, we all cringe when thinking about it.  I don’t know many women who feel comfortable with this and if statistics are to be believed, men have much less of an issue negotiating a better salary, benefits, raises–you name it. … Continue reading

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Two TedX talks to watch

I would recommend that everyone watches the following two TedX talks. The first is a talk by Jackson Katz on feminism. It discusses the need for men to speak up and support feminism. The second is Sheryl Sandberg, the COO … Continue reading

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7 things every woman needs to speak truth to power

Women Working in Aid and Development is honored to have a guest blog written by Jennifer Lentfer. Named as one of Foreign Policy Magazine’s “100 women to follow on Twitter,” Jennifer Lentfer (@intldogooder) has worked across southern and east Africa over the past decade. … Continue reading

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What do the statistics really tell us? Do they tell us anything at all?

Recently a number of my close friends posted a link to a chart that ranks countries based on how good they are for working women. Take a look at it and then continue to read. This chart used five different … Continue reading

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Sexual harassment anyone? Just on the side, please.

The aid sector is an enlightened one filled with codes of conduct and HR handbooks filled with how to deal with being sexually harassed.  I’m not getting into SEA issues when we are in communities but rather within our own … Continue reading

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The queen bee syndrome?

This is a place where we would like women in aid and development to come and feel supported and find resources and a community but then you have articles like this that pop up in the Wall Street Journal.  The … Continue reading

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