Post Tagged with: "Women"

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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Mentoring Women Is Not About Trying to “Rescue” Them
by / on 18/03/2018 at 14:45 / in Harvard Business Review

Mentoring Women Is Not About Trying to “Rescue” Them

We know that male mentors and sponsors are essential for helping talented women get ahead. When women are mentored by men, they make more money, receive more promotions, and report greater satisfaction with their career trajectories. Although advantageous for all employees, mentoring is particularly helpful to women for addressing the myriad barriers to career advancement. But in the wake of […]

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Is #MeToo Backlash Hurting Women’s Opportunities in Finance?
by / on 12/03/2018 at 12:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Is #MeToo Backlash Hurting Women’s Opportunities in Finance?

When my mother graduated from college in 1972, she interviewed at an investment bank where a manager told her that for certain positions, women were interviewed but never hired. Even in the late 1980s, she went on interviews with headhunters who would explicitly tell her, “They want to interview a woman,” with the emphasis on “interview”— as in, not hire. Through […]

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Why Are There Few Women in Tech? Watch a Recruiting Session
by / on 08/03/2018 at 15:30 / in WIRED

Why Are There Few Women in Tech? Watch a Recruiting Session

EACH AUTUMN, BUSINESSES flock to elite universities like Harvard and Stanford to recruit engineers for their first post-university jobs. Curious students pile into classrooms to hear recruiters deliver their best pitches. These are the first moments when prospective employees size up a company’s culture and assess whether they can see themselves reflected in its future. More often than not, this is […]

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