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April 2013 Archives

"Girl Rising"

On Friday, April 26, 2013 the Simmons College and Simmons School of Management hosted a movie screening of "Girl Rising," a film about 9 girls from 9 different countries who all have something in common, they all have incredible inner strength and are determined to make change by pursuing their education.

May 1st CGO Event: WORKING WITH SHARKS: A Pakistani Woman's Story of Countering Sexual Harassment in the United Nations

Dr Fouzia Saeed will talk about her recently published book where she has described a case of sexual harassment she filed against a senior UN official in Pakistan. The case became a landmark for a national struggle in Pakistan that sparked off in 2001 and culminated in the passage of legislation against sexual harassment in 2010. The legislation focuses on transforming the organizational culture in all institutions. It was the first comprehensive legislation on sexual harassment in South Asia. The Prime Minister of Pakistan declared the day she filed the case, 22nd of December, as the National Working Women's Day.

Working with Sharks inspires working women in any part of the world to find their voice and stand up to sexual harassment. ( 

Study Shows Women Breadwinners Are 'Proud' But Keep Financial Role in Household Private

Simmons Study Also Finds Female Breadwinners and Partners Often Don't Discuss Women's Lead Financial Role; Women Breadwinners Still Retain Majority of Home and Childcare Responsibilities

Despite the booming number of women serving as household breadwinners, a new study of mid-to-senior level businesswomen found that although these women are "proud" of this role, most keep it hidden from family, friends, and employers.

The study also showed that women often take on this role over time without an explicit discussion with their partners, and still contribute to a majority of home and childcare duties.