Four Ways to Incorporate a Gender Lens in Your Measurement and Evaluation Efforts

Posted January 31, 2018

Across the social sector, we have seen growing interest in bringing a gender lens to social change—from foundations and nonprofits aligning to the Sustainable Development Goals to businesses looking to create shared value. As organizations deepen their gender-related programming and companies invest in gender equity, there is one question that is inevitably raised: how do we measure that?

The most common excuses for not having enough women leaders are myths

Posted January 23, 2018

From the Golden Globes to this week’s World Economic Forum in Davos, the topic on every group of leaders’ agenda is “women.” Thanks to movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, and given the prospect of a record number of women running for office, women’s voices are being heard like never before.

The Fastest Way To Stimulate The U.S. Economy? Get More Women Into The Workforce

Posted January 18, 2018

But first, we need to address the obstacles. Canada already has.

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.

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