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Gender Diversity

Impact Investing With a Gender Lens: Many Facets of Achieving Gender Diversity

Caroline Turner | Posted 11.11.2015 | Women
Caroline Turner

What a topic! What a gathering! Last week Denver hosted the first ever symposium on this topic, Impact Investing with a Gender Lens. The room was crowded with people either expert, interested or involved in some facet of supporting women. I had never connected the dots, to my own work, of some of those facets.

Who's Selling You That Tampon? There's a 97% Chance It's a Man

Tanya Hayre | Posted 11.05.2015 | Media
Tanya Hayre

How do men know what we look for in our bras, yoga pants or even our monthly menstrual cycle needs? This gap between who is doing the buying and who is doing the selling seems outrageously unbelievable in this day and age.

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

Gender Diversity: Do Targets or Quotas Work?

Caroline Turner | Posted 10.29.2015 | Business
Caroline Turner

We once thought it was a "matter of time" before women would work their way up and be proportionately represented at upper levels of businesses and professions. Decades have passed, and people like Rachel Feintzeig agree that it is a "slow march toward gender equality in the upper ranks of companies."

Aspiring Female Entrepreneurs: Never Say Never

Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke | Posted 10.22.2015 | Impact
Lindsey Nefesh-Clarke

The courage and resourcefulness of these girls and women help me put things in perspective. They remind me why I set out on my own entrepreneurial (ad)venture. They humble yet embolden me: "Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it."

Microsoft Just Took A Step Toward Actual Gender Diversity

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.21.2015 | Business

Microsoft is moving past the one-and-done model of gender diversity in the boardroom. On Monday, the tech company nominated two women to its board: S...

Transgender Awareness Training: A Business Essential

Vanessa Sheridan | Posted 08.31.2015 | Gay Voices
Vanessa Sheridan

The world will continue to change and the business community must continue to respond to those changes in effective ways.

Would a Women's Club Break the Hegemony of the Men's Club?

FOMIN | Posted 08.24.2015 | Business

You could play a game to find the seven differences in photographs of boards of chambers of commerce in Latin America and the Caribbean. At first glance, they all look very similar: white men between 50 and 60 years old, wearing suits and ties.

Supporting Women of Color in the Workplace

Brennon Marcano | Posted 07.29.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

While many have written substantively about what women and women of color can do to help each other and "lean in" in the workplace, there's been little focus on the important role men play in creating equitable work environments.

Why Silicon Valley Needs a Culture Shock

Ann Nadeau | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Ann Nadeau

Multiple studies have revealed that a hostile work environment is the primary reason women are leaving IT jobs in Silicon Valley. However, at the special few 100 Best IT Companies we see have proven that it doesn't have to be like this.

Emily Peck

Here Are The Words That May Keep Women From Applying For Jobs | Emily Peck | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business

You’d think that in 2015, no company would post a job ad and make it clear that only men need apply. But a number of companies, especially in the te...

Where Politics, Public Policy and Business Meet: Diversity Matters

Laura Cox Kaplan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Business
Laura Cox Kaplan

Studies consistently show that teams and corporate boards produce better results when the talent around the table is diverse (in terms of gender and race, and in terms of perspective and experience).

Diversity in the Legal Profession Begins With Law School

Tamesha Keel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 created the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission to ensure equal, employment advancement for all and makes employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin illegal.

I Gave Up My Seat At An All-Male Panel To A Woman -- And More Men Should Do The Same

Andrew Grill | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Andrew Grill

I'm sure I'm not the first male panelist to give up my seat and try to inject some gender diversity into a conference panel, but we still have a long way to go. Miranda rightly asked the question that many were asking, and she also had the confidence to come forward when I asked her to join the panel -- and I am so glad she did.

The Corporate Governance Climate in 2015

Ellevate | Posted 06.06.2015 | Business

To maximize effectiveness, the composition of a corporate board should reflect its customers, the employees of the company and even other stakeholders such as investors.

Why Women in The Executive Suite Are Good, And Where It's Happening

Julie Fox Gorte | Posted 02.01.2015 | Women
Julie Fox Gorte

It is difficult to imagine -- impossible, actually -- that just 12% of the world's management talent is female when the evidence shows that companies with more female managers actually perform better.

Don't Put All Your Eggs (Frozen or Not) In This Basket: Speak Up And Lead The Conversation About Diverse Workplace Alternatives

Judith Humphrey | Posted 01.18.2015 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Courage is critical, because there are so many situations in which we women have to break through barriers, challenge traditional behaviors and redefine the way others see us.

Tapping the Potential of Boardroom Diversity

Debra Walton | Posted 02.09.2015 | Women
Debra Walton

Diversity of gender brings a diversity of thought. Getting more women involved reduces groupthink, unlocks fresh perspectives and fosters innovation and organizational creativity -- ultimately emulating a diverse customer base.

Changing Silicon Valley's Frat Boy Culture

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 10.28.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

When I started writing about the gender disparity I saw in Silicon Valley, I took intense fire from the boys club. They could get away with this because such frat-boy behavior was considered acceptable in Silicon Valley. But things are changing for the better.

Inside Silicon Valley's Boys Club

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 10.26.2014 | Technology
Vivek Wadhwa

A few years ago, if you had asked me about Silicon Valley's gender imbalance, I would have wondered what planet you were from. I believed it was a perfect meritocracy that was open and diverse.

Gender Equality As an Investment Concept

Joe Keefe | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact
Joe Keefe

In my view, investing in women -- or investing in companies that are committed to gender equality and women's leadership -- is just such a strategy. Moreover, there is a growing body of evidence to suggest that it is a smart investment strategy:

Creating Gender and Cultural Diversity in Your Organization

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 10.19.2014 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Just as every company has a profit and revenue goal, every company should have gender and cultural diversity goals. Like any goal, these should stretch the organization, and they should be realistic.

Obstacles for Women Reaching the Top: Unconscious Images

Caroline Turner | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Caroline Turner

If tooting your own horn is hard for you (a common thing among women), PRACTICE. Or ask a colleague or sponsor to "toot" on your behalf (and do that for others).

Obstacles for Women in Business: The Comfort Principle

Caroline Turner | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business
Caroline Turner

Conscious awareness of the comfort principle is its cure. If I acknowledge that I am subject to this natural phenomenon, I can make conscious, deliberate choices.

Gender Diversity and Those Darn 'Mindsets'

Caroline Turner | Posted 07.19.2014 | Women
Caroline Turner

The 2013 McKinsey report concludes that women are just as ambitious to reach the top as are men (thanks for busting that myth). But women are much less certain they will make it there.