Women employment

Solomon Islands businesses pioneer measures to employ women

Measures to promote gender diverse workplaces include new ways to support employees affected by violence.

The report looks at the first year of the Waka Mere Commitment to Action, a two-year initiative promoting gender equality in the private sector in Solomon Islands.

It shows eight companies have now set targets for increasing the share of women in leadership positions and are investing in women through management courses.

Nine out of 12 women who attended the courses were later promoted or given broader responsibilities.

7 ways a hobby can advance your career

 Whatever you enjoy doing with your leisure time, you may not have considered the impact hobbies can have on your career.

There are many ways the activities you love can contribute to and advance your professional life. Here are the top seven: