Long Before #MeToo, Researchers Saw Troubling Trends for Women at Work

Posted January 16, 2018

Why did gender sociologists miss the possible role of harassment in slowing down gender equality?

The newest $1 billion startup is led by one of tech’s youngest female CEOs

Posted January 10, 2018

The archetype of success in Silicon Valley has long been young, male, and potentially a dropout from one of three or four elite universities. That may be slowly changing.

How to get strong, female leaders in the boardroom and beyond

Posted January 3, 2018

At a recent event in Paris, former President Barack Obama was asked about essential leadership skills for the future. He responded that more women should be put into positions of power. “Not to generalize,” he said, “but they seem to have better capacity than men do.”

100 Women: 'Why I invented the glass ceiling phrase'

Posted December 17, 2017

The term "glass ceiling" refers to the sometimes-invisible barrier to success that many women come up against in their careers. Management consultant Marilyn Loden coined the phrase almost 40 years ago but says it is still as relevant as ever.

Three Ways To Advance Women Entrepreneurs

Posted December 7, 2017

"We need to address all of the constraints that are impacting the growth of women-owned start-ups," said Julie Sinnamon, CEO of Enterprise Ireland, the agency responsible for the growth of Irish businesses and international trade. "In 2012, only 7% of the startups we were dealing with were female-led. We decided to try to understand some of the issues that might be impacting this.”

The Cost of Devaluing Women

Posted December 2, 2017

My first job out of college in the late 1980s was at Salomon Brothers, a trading house of cigar-smoking, expletive-spewing strivers. One day, I leaned over a colleague’s desk to work on a spreadsheet, and heard loud laughter from behind me; one of the guys was pretending to perform a sex act on me. Almost every day, I found a Xerox copy of male genitalia on my desk.

Report reveals barriers in the lifespan of women

Posted November 17, 2017

By Eileen Buckley - WBFO Senior Reporter

Why We Need Gender Equity Now

Posted September 14, 2017

We need gender equity now. Those are words often uttered in social justice circles, and recently, across a number of headlines. What does that mean? More broadly, how is gender equity different than gender equality?

The Power of Companies to Influence Social Norms

Posted July 24, 2017

Companies are uniquely positioned to drive change around social norms by using their brand credibility, marketing expertise, reach, and access to key influencers, among other assets. Companies can create significant, lasting social change by shifting harmful social norms. But why should companies invest in changing social norms, and what are the practical steps to starting this process?

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