GE announces ambitious plan to close gender gap. [BizJournals]

General Electric has announced its commitment to place 20,000 women in technical roles by 2020. Discover more about this program here .

Elif Shafak: ‘When women are divided it is the male status quo that benefits’ [The Guardian]

The famous Turkish novelist talks about religion, faith and gender equality. Read her full interview here .

G20 Workshop & New FinLit Report. [GFLEC News Flash]

The panel was part of the G20 conference Digitising Finance, Financial Inclusion and Financial Literacy, held in Wiesbaden, Germany, on January 25 and 26. Sponsored by the Bundesbank and the German Ministry of Finance, the conference brought together numerous influential leaders, including Jens Weidmann, President of the Bundesbank. We are very happy that President Weidmann […]

Tell your kids: Math makes money. [MarketWatch]

Children often ask whether math matters in real life. Now they have an answer. Check it out here.  

Girls believe brilliance is a male trait, research into gender stereotypes shows. [The Guardian]

  The US-based study shows that young children can be influenced by stereotypes: many girls in fact believe that brilliance and giftedness is more common in men and boys. Read the research highlights here .  

Financial Literacy: The Elephant in the Room. [The Huffington Post]

Millennials have many advantages: they are digital natives, easy travellers and innovative. But there is an elephant in the room. Discover which one here .

Improving the Policy Environment for Financial Inclusion in the Arab World [WB]

A conference in Morocco organized by Moroccan authorities, the Arab Monetary Fund and donor partners focused on scaling up financial literacy initiatives to improve financial inclusion across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). by World Bank – Featured Story Find out more at this page .

One Chart Clearly Illustrates Coming Student Debt Crisis [Tactical Investor]

The alarming reality of the student debt crisis can be portrayed by one clear chart. Discover which one here .

Student Victims Seek to Become Creditors in ITT Bankruptcy. [NYTimes]

ITT Education Services’ bankruptcy leads student victims to take matters into their own hands. Discover how here .