Women and MBA: Is it right to kill your dream to start a business?

India has truly become a ‘startup nation’. Over the last few years, the country has seen tremendous growth towards creation of innovative new businesses, which has given rise to a new breed of young start-ups and entrepreneurs. However, despite this, opportunities for female entrepreneurs to establish themselves can be thin on the ground. Even with all of the advancements that women have made in the business world, there are still several challenges they can face when starting up businesses of their own, which hinder their development… Difficulty in raising funds…

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Women employees, officials fume after university in Lucknow says they can’t work after 6 pm

Lucknow An order that no woman official or employee of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) will work beyond 6 pm unless for a specific reason has drawn flak for not including students and teachers. BBAU vice chancellor Prof RC Sobti issued the order on Monday evening, stating the rule is to be strictly adhered to. In case of an emergency, prior permission has to be obtained from the V-C. “This step has been taken for security reasons,” reads the order. Women employees criticised the order, asking why female students and women…

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Police in Bengaluru urged to investigate New Year attacks on women

Reports of sexual assaults on women revellers at New Year’s Eve celebrations in Bengaluru have spurred women’s rights activists to demand that police investigate. The attacks, reminiscent of those blamed on migrants in German cities last year, shocked many Indians, since Bengaluru, home to many well-educated professionals, is regarded as safer for women than the capital, New Delhi. Several women were groped and assaulted by a mob in the city’s central business district on Dec. 31 as they celebrated, according to a Reuters witness and a report in the Bangalore…

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Teachers need flexible working to stop women leaving profession, says thinktank

Study warns of ‘shocking waste of talent’ and calls for improved childcare to encourage female teachers back to classrooms after maternity leave One in four of all teachers who quit in recent years were women aged between 30 and 39, found Policy Exchange. Photograph: Burger/Phanie / Rex Features Schools need to embrace flexible working and offer benefits to stop the “shocking waste of talent” that sees women dropping out of teaching permanently after maternity leave, according to a leading education thinktank. Jonathan Simons, author of a paper to be published…

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How Men And Women Really See Each Other When Online Dating

        In the world of online dating, nothing is as it seems. But that doesn’t stop many of us from leaping to the wrong conclusions about people. A recent paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Communication Association and reported on in the press suggested that when evaluating photographs from online dating profiles, men and women judge enhanced and un-enhanced photos somewhat differently. Enhanced photos, those in which a person has used makeup, hair styling, filters, or post-editing, were rated by both men and women…

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