Japan firms fall woefully short of meeting government goals on women in management – Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) – About one-fifth of Japanese companies have no female managers and most say women account for less than 10% of management, a Reuters monthly poll found, highlighting the struggle for the government’s “womenomics” drive to make headway.

FILE PHOTO: A woman wearing a protective face mask uses an escalator in a quiet business district on the first working day after the Golden Week holiday, following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan, May 7,2020.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

The survey results come as Japan is seen to delay its target this year to raise the share of women in leadership posts to 30% as part of the government’s campaign to empower women, dubbed “womenomics”, and cope with Japan’s ageing population.

The Reuters Corporate Survey, conducted Sept. 29-Oct. 8, found 71% of Japanese firms said women accounted for less than 10% of management, while 17% had no female managers at all.

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How This Former Model Started A Black Woman-Owned Talent Management Agency

Joy Kingsley-Ibeh, celebrity stylist and the founder of the Kinglsey Model+Talent Management agency (KMTM), serves as a role model for young women within the modeling industry. As a Black woman-owned agency, she is setting a higher standard for talent management. KMTM is a boutique, full-service talent agency specializing in providing diverse talent to fulfill its clients’ commercial, print, runway and specialty needs. It’s models have been featured in top publications and ad campaigns, including British Vogue, Essence and Target. Kingsley-Ibeh also has had the pleasure of styling celebrities like Soledad O’Brien and Rickey Smiley, and national recording artists, Sons of Serendip, for Oprah’s 2020 Vision Tour. 

“Now, more than ever, I have understood the importance of who I am in this industry, especially with the whole Black Lives movement,” she comments. “I

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Childcare Management Software Market | Increase in Women Workforce to Boost the Market Growth

The global childcare management software market size is poised to grow by USD 62.21 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of about 6% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Childcare Management Software Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

There are a number of initiatives taken up by developed and developing countries to promote women’s engagement in the mainstream workforce. With a growing number of women shifting from the unorganized to the organized sector, there is an

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Blackhawk Network Announces New End-to-End eGift and Gift Card Issuance and Program Management Solution

PLEASANTON, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, global branded payments provider Blackhawk Network announced it has launched its Issuance and Program Management Solution, which enables brands to fully outsource their gift card and eGift programs. With omnichannel distribution, gift cards can drive new customer acquisition and brand awareness, increased shopper frequency and spend, and larger basket sizes. By leveraging Blackhawk’s resources expertise, brands can optimize their programs while limiting their internal costs and support structure. This offering is an extension of the gift card services Blackhawk has long provided as a leader in first- and third-party gift card and eGift solutions. Adding eGift and gift card issuance to Blackhawk’s capabilities mix has created truly end-to-end services for its customers.

Blackhawk’s Issuance and Program Management Solution provides a holistic gift card program execution for brands with existing gift card programs; it can also support new gift card program launches

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