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Gender Diversity

Changing Silicon Valley's Frat Boy Culture

Vivek Wadhwa | Posted 08.28.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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.

Women Leaving the Top: Canaries in the Coal Mine?

Caroline Turner | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Caroline Turner

Huffington is so right. The workplace needs to change, not just for women, but for people. Women are, indeed, the "canaries in the coal mine," the first to signal that the workplace is toxic and must change.

Do Schools Need To Learn a Lesson from... Facebook?

Julie Mencher | Posted 04.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Julie Mencher

It's a brave new world where gender is concerned, but educators can do a world of good in helping some of the most vulnerable youth in their classrooms. They can even take a page out of Facebook's playbook.

Everyone Has a DiverseStory... Even Straight White Men

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

I knew straight white men would ask "How do I have a DiverseStory?" While their stories may need to be told more delicately, they can be just as profound.

The Job Requirement That Hates Female Creatives

Jennifer Severns | Posted 11.19.2012 | Women
Jennifer Severns

I am not suggesting that anyone dumb down job requirements. I'm simply demonstrating how one little word (in this case, the word "agency") can make the difference between stellar candidates or stellar male candidates.

What Ambition in Women Looks Like

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 07.08.2012 | Women
Marcia Reynolds

Why do women quit fighting for higher positions or quit their jobs altogether, moving on to something else?

Leadership: It's a Female Thing

Monika Mitchell | Posted 04.23.2012 | Women
Monika Mitchell

The event marked a shift in action -- we are tired of waiting for men to open the door for us. Ladies and gentlemen ... in the 21st century, we are opening the doors for ourselves.

Should Women Act Like Men to Get On?

Belinda Parmar | Posted 02.04.2012 | Technology
Belinda Parmar

Picture this -- a man is speaking to a woman about a business proposal. She is nodding along, letting him know she is listening, but he assumes her...

Gender Diversity and Kids: Happiness Matters, not Nail Polish

Stephanie Brill | Posted 09.13.2011 | Impact
Stephanie Brill

It all begins at home. Should you allow your son to wear nail polish out of the house? If he likes it, why not? It won't make him gay; it won't make him transgender. It just may make him happy.

Saying "No" to All-Male Corporate Boards

Joe Keefe | Posted 06.06.2011 | Business
Joe Keefe

Each year, we hear the latest, discouraging figures on the glacial progress women have made in cracking the male-dominated board rooms of corporate Am...

Science Acknowledges: Women Make Teams Smarter

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

A pathetic 18 percent of the companies surveyed say that their executive teams visibly monitor programs for gender diversity. It's yet another example of just how blind corporations are to their own interests.

UK Goes Forward To The Past! A Cabinet That Looks Like... Eton (No Blacks, Gays or Jews Need Apply)

Martin Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

Fortunately for this true-blue Tory son of the landed gentry, David Cameron has been able to pick a cabinet that looks like his alma-mater -- Britain's most exclusive, elite, boys-only private school Eton.