Athena Global Blog
Gender DD Topics
As part of a project completed in March 2020 for a major investor, Athena developed the following short framework to begin assessing the role of women and the level of gender equity within a company, to be submitted along with other DD requests. The guide (pdf) can...
The Matrix: Victorian-style Gender Norms are Still Doing a Number on Us All
Old-fashioned patriarchy is aimed at women and girls, but sweeps up everything in its path. Slight deviations from the norm might bring dire warnings of impending doom from friends and family.
Finding the Right Words: Indonesian Language
Do you use the word "Bahasa" to refer to the Indonesian language? Foreigners who use the Indonesian language correctly—and who use the correct term for the language itself—are likely to be viewed as more respectful and knowledgeable than those who don’t.
Battle of the Abbreviations: SME vs. SGB
By Robert Hurst, Athena Global Is your business large enough to be considered Small? At Athena two very important abbreviations have been battling for supremacy, and finally one has come out on top. We’ve decided to use the term SGB (Small and Growing Business)...
Gender Bias in Recruiting Processes
By Ramona Ridolfi, BIDUK Program Manager The topic of reducing gender bias in recruitment processes is not new. In fact, we’ve been hearing about it for the past decade. There are articles full of tips for recruiting a diverse team, having a balanced panel of...
Calling Out Organizations That Promote Parental Leave Overseas, But Not for Their Own Staffs
By Danielle Givens, Head of Operations Coming from the non-profit sector and having worked with various organizations that focus on maternal and child survival internationally, it has been eye-opening to see how their staffs are actually treated when it comes to...
A Sampling of the Overwhelming Evidence in Favor of Paternity (and Maternity) Leave
The US is one of the few countries in the world without a national family leave policy. What benefits is the country missing?
During a month of celebrating women, a plea for paternity leave
Childcaring leave is good for kids, parents and society, and its availability should be widespread and equitable.
Celebrating Successful Women Entrepreneurs in Indonesia
While the world turns its attention to women and girls, reflecting on the struggle for greater gender equality, we’d like to celebrate Dian Onno Wulandari, a social innovator, COO and Co-Founder of InStellar and DKK Consulting in Indonesia. We sat down recently to talk with Dian about the best ways to address the barriers faced by women entrepreneurs.
Sprout Enterprise invests in BIDUK and the creative economy in Indonesia
We are very pleased that Sprout Enterprise, an initiative of US-based non-profit Friends of Tilonia, has chosen to support this purpose-built lending platform.
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