UN launches initiative for women’s economic empowerment at Davos

The Guardian, January 21, 216: Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, announced in Davos on Thursday that he was creating his organization’s first high-level panel on women’s economic empowerment. Globally, women earn 24% less than men for doing the same work. “The empowerment of the world’s women is a global imperative,” Ban Ki-moon said. “Yet […]

The Failure of the Phrase ‘Work-Life Balance’

by Anne-Marie Slaughter How people think and talk about an issue matters. Every time people say “working mother” but don’t say “working father,” every time people talk about parental issues (or caregiving issues generally) as “women’s issues,”—together these small failures continually reinforce the assumption that it is up to women to raise children and care […]

Democracy, the 1%, and a Caring Economy

By Valerie Young for the Center for Partnership Studies When a few people have managed to harness the power of democratic capitalism to benefit themselves but disadvantage many others, curious minds want to know:  What the heck is going on here? As a public policy analyst and outreach director of the Center for Partnership Studies’ Caring Economy Campaign, […]

A People’s Climate Agenda

From November 9-15, 2015 the New Economy Coalition will host “New Economy Week: From Austerity to Prosperity”—a public conversation about the ideas that can transform society and build an economy where people and the planet matter. Join us on November 12 for the Caring Economy Starter Course, a free webinar where we connect the dots […]

Early Childhood Education: Are we hurting kids at school?

Children – the Nation’s Best Investment : Early Childhood Education Policy Matters Susan Ochshorn (author of “Squandering America’s Future: Why Early Childhood Education Policy Matters for Equality, Our Economy, and Our Children.”) sent this this CNN Opinion story to us. Universally available prekindergarten is essential to developing America’s human capital. True, preschool isn’t enough — […]

Taking Stock in Our Children: In a Time of Volatile Markets, How We Can Play the ‘Long Game’ by Investing in Our Society’s Future

by Riane Eisler and Valerie Young When world markets convulse, people tend to think short term. But as a society, we must start focusing on what investors call the “long game” — re-examining our economic priorities to improve and stabilize more lives over time. Suppose that instead of thinking only of stock markets or interest […]

Can Social Wealth Economic Indicators play a role in public ownership of a more caring economy?

Empowerment through ownership forum: This weekend, Sept. 2, 2015, a coalition of national, Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh area public policy advocacy organizations will host a one day webinar and forum to support and strengthen “the vital role of public and worker ownership in wide segments of the US and global economy.” Jason Campbell, forum coordinator, CPS volunteer […]

Netflix, Microsoft lead the way in improved parental leave policies

Netflix announces “unlimited” paid parental leave for moms and dads Although the U.S. and Papua New Guinea are the only countries among 185 nations that have not yet imposed government-mandated policies requiring employers to offer paid maternity leave, American tech companies like Microsoft, Netflix, Google and Intel are ahead of the curve. Tech industry companies […]

Brie Mathers on Girls as Ground Zero – from Hypersexualization to Partnership in Leadership

Brie Mathers, Caring Economy Conversation Leader and founder of Love the Skin You’re In, gave this powerful talk in February at the Humanity Conference, part of Stanford’s Global Innovation Summit. Brie focused on Partnership for Leadership and threaded the Caring Economy message in to her presentation. Brie commented: “At 12 minutes duration, it’s the fastest […]