Post Tagged with: "Women"

Women in banking admit that it’s partly their fault
by / on 21/10/2018 at 12:00 / in The Review

Women in banking admit that it’s partly their fault

Why is that there are so few women at managing director (MD) level in investment banks? That there are hardly any female strats? That even after decades of focusing on women’s initiatives, banks like Goldman Sachs admit they still have a long way to go? At this week’s London conference for women in quantitative finance, senior women shone a light back upon themselves. […]

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How Men Can Become Better Allies to Women
by / on 15/10/2018 at 14:00 / in Harvard Business Review

How Men Can Become Better Allies to Women

Women’s conferences and employee resource groups (ERGs) are increasingly inviting men to attend. By creating events aimed at men, they hope to include men in discussions around gender equity in the workplace, and make organizational diversity efforts more successful. The evidence shows that when men are deliberately engaged in gender inclusion programs, 96% of organizations see progress — compared to only 30% of […]

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How Women Can Get What They Want in a Negotiation
by / on 10/10/2018 at 19:00 / in Harvard Business Review

How Women Can Get What They Want in a Negotiation

Tara, an MD/PhD who works for a large public university, contacted one of us (Suzanne) a few weeks after participating in a negotiation workshop she ran, wanting to share some positive news about successfully negotiating an 11% pay increase. A faculty member for six years, she had come to learn that she was not only underpaid but also had a […]

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The best and worst times to have a baby when you work in banking
by / on 09/10/2018 at 15:00 / in The Review

The best and worst times to have a baby when you work in banking

It’s early autumn, and a car containing a female managing director, a female executive director and a female director from three different banks on Wall Street are driving out to the countryside for the weekend. Their current location and professions aside, they all have one thing in common: none have children. Coincidence? Maybe not. Last month we published an article written by […]

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I’m a female banker. My male colleagues are making me infertile
by / on 03/09/2018 at 15:00 / in The Review

I’m a female banker. My male colleagues are making me infertile

I’m a woman in banking. I’m a vice president and am nearly a decade into my career in the investment banking division (IBD) of a European bank in London. I am at an age when you might expect to have a child. – I would certainly like to have a child, but I believe that my banking career is making […]

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Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work
by / on 03/09/2018 at 09:00 / in Harvard Business Review

Why Women Stay Out of the Spotlight at Work

To get ahead in the workplace, you have to be seen. Being visible at work allows employees to demonstrate their skills, land prominent assignments, and build strategic relationships. For women, however, the importance of visibility creates a conundrum. On the one hand, women’s contributions are systematically overlooked at work. This limits their professional advancement and helps to explain why the senior levels of […]

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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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