Post Tagged with: "Women"

The Parity Paradox
by / on 12/07/2018 at 14:00 / in Best Lawyers®

The Parity Paradox

To judge by the faces of law-school graduates across the country this spring, the future of the profession appears to be—by a slim majority—female. Women were 50.3 percent of law-school grads in 2017 and are 51.3 percent of those currently enrolled, according to widely published data citing the industry’s progress on gender equality.  At several Top 20–ranked institutions, women outnumber men in both […]

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Leveraging Technology to Expand Opportunities for Female Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs
by / on 10/07/2018 at 12:00 / in The Review

Leveraging Technology to Expand Opportunities for Female Entrepreneurs by Goldman Sachs

Research shows that investing in female entrepreneurs can have powerful multiplier effects as women tend to reinvest the majority of their incomes back into their families and communities — further developing their economies, society and boosting GDP growth. We sat down with John F.W. Rogers, Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, who explained how recent changes to the firm’s 10,000 Women program represent […]

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Why Connecting With Other Women is Critical to Your Career
by / on 15/06/2018 at 16:45 / in The Review

Why Connecting With Other Women is Critical to Your Career

In my work interviewing remarkable women leaders, I’ve been seeing a huge trend of women connecting with and investing in other women. Whether as mentors, advisors, philanthropists, or investors, women are increasingly supporting each other in their careers, goals, and lives. And yes, we can all tell stories about negative experiences connecting with other women—I’ve had my own horrible boss and […]

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4 Ways Women Can Break Barriers by Breaking the Rules
by / on 17/05/2018 at 12:00 / in Harvard Business Review

4 Ways Women Can Break Barriers by Breaking the Rules

One evening in February 2016, writer and filmmaker Ava DuVernay met with two top Disney executives about the possibility of directing an adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel A Wrinkle in Time. DuVernay, 44 at the time, had overcome many challenges to reach that moment. She had launched her career 12 years earlier with no connections — she just picked up a […]

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The Real Reason There Aren’t More Women in VC
by / on 14/05/2018 at 18:00 / in The Review

The Real Reason There Aren’t More Women in VC

I was in New York several weeks ago, going to meet a noted startup investor named Pete (not his real name). During the course of our conversation about business ideas, I decided to ask him his thoughts on why there aren’t more women in the field of venture capital. His answer? “There just isn’t a population of qualified women who want […]

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9 Ways Men Can (and Should) Help Close the Gender Gap
by / on 14/05/2018 at 11:00 / in The Review

9 Ways Men Can (and Should) Help Close the Gender Gap

This is for the men. Hello, and welcome to the conversation, the fight, and the solution! Obviously, anyone is free to read this, but most women don’t need to be awakened to all the ways that gender has an impact on their careers. Because they already know. And they’re already “making a million adjustments” in a working world that, for […]

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Where are the Women in B-School?
by / on 03/05/2018 at 15:00 / in The Review

Where are the Women in B-School?

We’re all (well) aware of the gender gap in business, and the dearth of women serving as executives and on boards at the world’s largest companies. But turns out, the gap doesn’t start in the boardroom—it starts in business school. Though women attend college and grad schools at the same rate as men (in some fields, at a higher rate), they’re […]

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What Most People Get Wrong About Men and Women
by / on 03/05/2018 at 12:00 / in Harvard Business Review

What Most People Get Wrong About Men and Women

The conversation about the treatment of women in the workplace has reached a crescendo of late, and senior leaders—men as well as women—are increasingly vocal about a commitment to gender parity. That’s all well and good, but there’s an important catch. The discussions, and many of the initiatives companies have undertaken, too often reflect a faulty belief: that men and […]

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Women in tech share painful stories about getting paid less than the guy working next to them
by / on 10/04/2018 at 09:00 / in The Review

Women in tech share painful stories about getting paid less than the guy working next to them

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day and it’s traditional to wear red to work in solidarity. Tech companies, for all their hand-wringing about attracting more women to the industry, still don’t pay women equally to men, new research finds. A documentary called Chasing Grace by a former Linux Foundation exec is sharing women’s stories about discovering they were getting paid less. […]

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Is the Confidence Gap Between Men and Women a Myth?
by / on 29/03/2018 at 18:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Is the Confidence Gap Between Men and Women a Myth?

How working women are kept from positions of influence and power is by now well-documented by scientists and journalists alike. While the research has not been specifically remedy-directed, where gender-based bias has been discovered some have sought to counter it with HR policy changes, training, awareness campaigns, equal opportunity legislation, and more. No small part of these countermeasures have been […]

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