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  • How to Get More Women in the Boardroom? Some Try Blunt Force

    26 April 2018

    By Vanessa Fuhrmans The pressure is on for companies around the world to put more women on their boards. Diversity advocates have been making a business case for women in high-ranking roles for years. Now blunt-force measures, rather than financial arguments, appear to be moving the needle. The U.S., once the leader in female directors, is lagging Europe where mandates have forced corporations to boost the ratio of women holding board seats.

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    Read the full article at news.morningstar.com
  • The Top Jobs Where Women Are Outnumbered by Men Named John

    26 April 2018

    Fewer Republican senators are women than men named John — despite the fact that Johns represent 3.3 percent of the population, while women represent 50.8 percent. Fewer Democratic governors are women than men named John. And fewer women directed the top-grossing 100 films last year than men named Michael and James combined. Of the groups of leaders we examined, chief executives and directors of last year’s top-grossing films have the lowest rates of women.

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    Read the full article at The New York Times
  • 5 Leadership Skills Women Can Use to Improve Their Company’s Bottom Line

    26 April 2018

    In 2016, a Peterson Institute for International Economics survey of over 21,000 firms from 91 countries found that increasing female leadership representation in profitable firms from 0 to 30 percent is correlated with a 15 percent increase in net revenue margin. Women have made one big mistake as leaders (I personally have made this mistake myself): trying to lead like men and not owning our leadership abilities. The underlying issue is that we associate leadership with masculinity.

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    Read the full article at Training Industry
  • FTSE 350 named and shamed over few women in leadership

    26 April 2018

    FTSE 350 named and shamed over lack of women in leadership economia works better with JavaScript enabled. Your current browser is not capable of using this site without JavaScript. Please use an updated browser or enable JavaScript to continue. News 17 Apr 2018 12:09pm FTSE 350 named and shamed over few women in leadership Investors have written to 14 FTSE 100 companies – including BP, Reckitt Benkiser Group and TUI – to demand why they continue to run all or almost all male executive committees and direct reports The Investment Association, whose members collectively own one third of the FTSE and ...

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    Read the full article at Home | Economia
  • What's worse than the glass ceiling? The glass cliff

    19 April 2018

    What's worse than the glass ceiling? The glass cliff By Susanna Whawell The glass ceiling is only the first hurdle for high-achieving women. The glass ceiling is an idea familiar to many. It refers to the invisible barrier that seems to exist in many fields and which prevents women from achieving senior positions. Less well-known, but arguably a more pernicious problem, is the “glass cliff”.

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    Read the full article at smh.com.au
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