The study carried out by Scottish Widows says that, around 25% of women in their 70s work though having crossed retirement age as they can't afford to retire. Moreover, 26% of them fail to save for their retirements, which is relatively high as compared to 19% of men. Women mostly rely on their husband or partner to fund their living cost post retirement.
There is no task on the earth that women cannot pursue and perhaps nothing that they cannot acquire. The youngest CEO of Fortune 500 companies, Marissa Mayer has proven this fact since her early career. Recently she gave birth to a baby boy and now has become a full-time mother, though perfectly managing her work-life balance. Being CEO of Yahoo!, she kept her promise of resuming work within weeks after her delivery. Proving her intelligence since her early executive status in Google, she is going through tough job of motherhood where nurturing her baby is on top priority. Nevertheless, a tweet from the new mother portrayed her back-to-work status on Tuesday, merely 2 weeks after giving birth to the baby.
Whether it is enticing looks or a flirty wink, women seem to be at advantage when they use their feminine charms at workplace. According to a recent study, women using their sex appeal are likely to get their work done at ease. Professor Laura Kray of Haas School of Business said that, women being flirtatious at workplace can easily get ahead on negotiations and can land-up on a good deal merely showing their appreciable feminine qualities and a bit of flirtatiousness.
Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief, has changed the history of the IMF by becoming the first woman to position as its head. In an interview with American television, Lagarde commented that juggling career and family together at once is very difficult for women. She further said that while managing both these things, women must accept the failures or difficulties, they will need to face.
It was the sole moment for Dame Mary while celebrating her 40th anniversary of gold medal victory in 1972, when she has had an aircraft named after her. This was to mark her celebration and many renowned Olympic medalists travelled down to Belfast for paying tribute to Dame Mary Peters. The guests included Daley Thompson, Dame Kelly Holmes, Lynn Davies, Duncan Goodhew, and Stephen Martin who attended the event at the Belfast City airport. A Flybe aircraft was named in Dame Mary's honor with her picture with gold medal painted on the craft. The 73years old Dame Mary Peters was overwhelmed with the tribute. All the Olympians will attend a celebration ceremony at the Grand Opera House later.
Hillary Clinton was born at Edgewater Hospital on 26th October, 1947 in Chicago, in Illinois. Hillary first attracted nationwide consideration in 1969 when she turned out to be the first scholar to address at the graduation ceremony of Wellesley College. In 1970's she became a lawyer after completing graduation from Yale Law School. In 1975 she married to Bill Clinton and in 1979, Hillary became the first woman partner in Rose law firm and was also named one of the hundred most powerful lawyers in America. From the year 1979 to 1981 as well as again from 1983 to 1992 she worked as First Lady of Arkansas.
Women, often undervalued, underestimated and it is believed that the weaker sex is the spine of each home. Further standing to her family as a support, care of children and husbands need doing the entire household tasks, and then began to make their professional work. All right, women are not only at par with men, however if you really compare the tasks carried out by a woman,compared with that man, women are in fact actually multitasking and successful yet.
At present, women have power unlike never before and the power grows. Power is not something somebody gives; power is something one should take. Women have taken this power and by way of realistic measures. Old obstacles like gender barriers have almost been overcome. This is obviously seen in the business world where women and men are sharing responsibilities and opportunities based on qualifications and not on gender. Actually, women have contributed significantly to developments in business. Let's take a brief look at 50 most powerful women in business for year 2011 and see how they've assisted in shaping the business world as we know it today.