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Covid-19 Pandemic and Working Women - a New Report

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Women in the Workplace

One in every four women in America considers quitting her job or downshifting her career. This is the data shown by the annual report "Women in the Workplace" by McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.Org. The report also shows that mothers, Black women and women in senior leadership have been hit worst by the pandemic.

"The events of 2020 have turned workplaces upside down, - the report says. - Companies risk losing women at all levels of management—but they also have an opportunity to build a better workplace...

Two things are clear: Companies need to address the heightened challenges women are facing, and they need to better support Black women. If companies act now to build a more equal workplace, they can prevent millions of women from leaving their jobs or downshifting their careers. If companies can rise to the challenges the Covid-19 crisis has thrown into high relief, we may be laying the foundation for a more flexible and empathetic workplace for everyone."

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Daily Inspiration: Dalai Lama

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"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito."

Dalai Lama

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The Truth About Poverty in America

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Nope, we are not going to talk about Robert T. Kiyosaki's book. We are going to talk about the rich dads. And the poor dads. And moms. And singles. And seniors. And kids… We are going to talk about the rich and poor Americans and what stays in between.

According to the newest data by US Census Bureau, the poverty rate in America in 2019 was 10.5% The good news, they say, is that this is the lowest estimate since 1959. The bad news though is that 34 million people in America still live in poverty! The number of people without health insurance rose from 25.6 million in 2018 to 27.5 million in 2019 (among them 4.3 million are children!). Another worrisome trend, for another consequent year, is that in 2019 the poverty rate for Black people was almost 3 times higher than the poverty rate for White, non-Hispanic people - e.g. 21% vs. 8%. As for the inequality, the richest top 20% of the households have received more than half of all income. Last, but not least women continued to earn 82 cents on the dollar earned by men.

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An Extended Deadline for ISCSS Conference “When Science Meets Art” 2020!

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The international multidisciplinary conference of social sciences "When Science Meets Art", that will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 9th to 12th of December 2020, has extended the deadline for abstract submission and early-bird registration until 31st of October.

The event is one a kind platform for presenting ideas, studies, and innovations that show the inner connections, the mutual influence, and the interaction between social sciences, cultural studies, and arts. It is a great opportunity to be up to date with the latest trends, meet your colleagues and future collaborators, and last, but not least – visit one of the most beautiful European cities just a few days before Christmas!

You will find more information about the main topics of the conference and the different ways to participate in it here: sgemvienna.org


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More Options to Take Part in the International Conference on Arts & Humanities “The Magic of the Renaissance” 2020

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The 7th international scientific conference on arts & humanities "The Magic of the Renaissance", that will take place in Florence, Italy, from 26th to 28th of October 2020, is giving you more options to become part of this unique event.

Those of you who want to participate but have not prepared the needed papers and publications, can register as delegates. Thus, you will be able to become part of the discussions and meet your colleagues and future collaborators in person. For those, who cannot attempt the conference, the organizers from the SWS International Society of Social Sciences, Humanities and Art are offering the option to share your work to the auditory as virtual speakers. More about the event can be found here: sgemflorence.org

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