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Women, Business and the Law

Presentations & Webinars

Presentations

Women, Business and the Law 2020

Learn more about the main findings of Women, Business and the Law 2020, launched on January 2020.

Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform

This presentation explores 10 years of reforms towards gender equality.

How to Use Women, Business and the Law in Your Work

A practical guide on how to use Women, Business and the Law data in civil society organization's work.

About Women, Business and the Law 2018

Learn more about the main findings of Women, Business and the Law 2018.

Webinars

Webinar (August 12, 2020) - Using Women, Business and the Law Data for Research

Marie Hyland

This session offers insight into how the Women, Business and the Law data can be used for academic research on gender equality. It includes a discussion of the recently published Gendered Laws, which examines and analyzes 50 years of data on women’s rights. This expansion of the dataset allows for extensive research on the pace of reform in the areas measured, as well as an ability to track trends and causes of change. Moderated by Tea Trumbic.

Webinar (August 5, 2020) - Using Data to Reform the Law for Working Women

Iva Hamel

This session offers insight into the operationalization of the Women, Business and the Law data by the Advisory team. Working directly with government counterparts, the team provides direct assistance and analysis to reform the law for working women. The presentation includes a further explanation of the team’s work, as well as current projects and recent reforms. Moderated by Christine Zhenwei Qiang.

Webinar (July 29, 2020) - Why Pension Matters for Working Women

Natalia Mazoni

This session provides an in-depth look at the Pension indicator, which assesses laws affecting the size of a woman’s pension. Inequalities in pension system design can negatively affect women’s lifetime earnings, pension benefits and retirement savings, as well as their career growth prospects. The presentation includes further explanation of the legal and economic rationale behind the indicator, as well as global findings and recent reforms. Moderated by Olena Mykhalchenko.

Webinar (July 22, 2020) - Why Assets Matter for Working Women

Viktoria Khaitina

This session provides an in-depth look at the Assets indicator, which analyzes gender differences in property and inheritance laws. Strong property rights can allow women to leverage assets for economic gain. The presentation includes further explanation of the legal and economic rationale behind the indicator, as well as global findings and recent reforms. Moderated by Nayda Almodovar-Reteguis.

Webinar (July 15, 2020) - Why Entrepreneurship Matters for Working Women

Julia Braunmiller

This session provides an in-depth look at the Entrepreneurship indicator, which examines constraints facing women starting and running their own businesses. A strong institutional environment is key to allowing women-owned businesses to survive and thrive. The presentation includes further explanation of the legal and economic rationale behind the indicator, as well as global findings and recent reforms. Moderated by Marie Dry.

Webinar (July 8, 2020) - Why Parenthood Matters for Working Women

Katrin Schulz

This session provides an in-depth look at the Parenthood indicator, which evaluates laws affecting women’s work after having children. Ensuring job-protected leave of adequate length and pay for both parents is critical for a variety of health, economic and social development outcomes. The presentation includes further explanation of the legal and economic rationale behind the indicator, as well as global findings and recent reforms. Moderated by Nour Chamseddine.

Webinar (July 1, 2020) - Why Marriage Matters for Working Women

Nisha Arekapudi

The session provides an in-depth look at the Marriage indicator, which assesses legal constraints related to marriage and divorce, including protection from domestic violence. The presentation includes further explanation of the legal and economic rationale behind the indicator, as well as global findings and recent reforms. Moderated by Isabel Santagostino.

Webinar (June 24, 2020) - Why Pay Matters for Working Women

Sheng Cui

The session provides an in-depth look at the Pay indicator, which measures laws and regulations concerning job restrictions and the gender wage gap. The presentation includes further explanation of the legal and economic rationale behind the indicator, as well as global findings and recent reforms. Moderated by Katrin Schulz.

Webinar (June 17, 2020) - Why Workplace Matters for Working Women

Isabel Santagostino

This session provides an in-depth look at the Workplace indicator, which analyzes laws that affect women’s decision to enter and remain in the labor force. The presentation includes further explanation of the legal and economic rationale behind the indicator, as well as global findings and recent reforms. Moderated by Siyi Wang.

Webinar (June 10, 2020) - Why Mobility Matters for Working Women

Claudia Corminales

This session provides an in-depth look at the Mobility indicator, which examines constraints on women’s freedom of movement. The presentation includes further explanation of the legal and economic rationale behind the indicator, as well as global findings and recent reforms. Moderated by Marina Elefante.

Webinar (June 3, 2020) - Why the Law Matters for Working Women

Tea Trumbic

The first session examines the global results of Women, Business and the Law 2020, the sixth in a series of studies that analyze laws and regulations affecting women’s economic opportunity in 190 economies. Moderated by Nisha Arekapudi.