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Friday, January 27, 2012

Hogan Lovells Celebrates Data Privacy Day

On Saturday and in the surrounding weeks, countries around the world will celebrate Data Privacy Day to emphasize that privacy is our shared responsibility. It’s important to think about what you share and with whom.

Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Privacy lawyers are celebrating Data Privacy Day by participating in several important data privacy events across the world. One way to celebrate Data Privacy Day is by signing up to receive our privacy blog postings at Hogan Lovells Chronicle of Data Protection. Please click on the link below and enter your email address to be notified of new postings on privacy developments from around the world. Staying up to date is good for you!

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mind the (Gender) Gap

On the heels of an inspiring international discussion aimed at supporting and promoting the roles of women in business comes an unpleasant reminder that the fight for gender parity in the workplace is far from over.

According to a recent report from Catalyst, “When women did all the things they have been told will help them get ahead — using the same tactics as men — they still advanced less than their male counterparts and had slower pay growth.”

Little PINK Book on Wednesday released the article "What Sets You Free?,” describing some of the obstacles that block women’s paths to career advancement.

Hogan Lovells’ Claudette Christian tells reporter Caroline Cox that one barrier holding women back is the fact that, because men have been in positions of power for generations, “[t]hey have more role models, and the path to success is more defined and [easier] to emulate.”

On the flip side, says the co-chair of global legal practice, “more women voluntarily leave their careers as they near the senior executive level” for varying reasons.

And so the question remains: How do women successfully navigate the corporate leadership maze?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

International Council on Women’s Business Leadership (ICWBL) Holds Inaugural Meeting

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday hosted the inaugural meeting of an advisory council created to support and promote the roles of women in international business.

In her opening remarks, Secretary Clinton solicited ideas from the 20-member International Council on Women’s Business Leadership (ICWBL), asking how to “boost growth … increase productivity … and add new value to companies and economies” across the globe.

“Now, everyone is searching for answers to those questions,” said Clinton, “but not enough people realize that part of the answer, a large part of the answer, lies with women.

“Including more women at the top of organizations, businesses and the public sector is not just the right thing to do; it is the smart thing to do,” Clinton said. “It’s good for business. It’s good for results.”

The ICWBL is composed of leading global women from a wide range of backgrounds and is chaired by Secretary Clinton. Serving as vice-chairs are Cherie Blair, founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and PepsiCo chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi.