‘Pipeline’ Category

October 30th, 2014, 6:00 am

STEM Companies Keep Driving Women MBAs Away

By Melissa Anderson A new Catalyst study shows that companies in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) industries are setting women MBAs up to fail from the start. “The STEM industry has a poor reputation and our research shows that reputation is deserved. There is a significant gender gap across STEM, and not just [...]

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September 12th, 2014, 6:00 am

Emerging Manager Mandates Grow but Getting Funded Remains a Challenge

By Beth Senko Demand for emerging managers has grown for both altruistic and pure profit-making goals. From a social good standpoint, publicly-held pensions and investment funds reach out to emerging fund managers and brokerages as a way of selecting managers that represent the diversity of their beneficiaries. At the same time, investors are looking to [...]

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July 31st, 2014, 6:00 am

In Promoting Board Diversity — Should Investment Funds Practice What They Preach?

By Beth Senko The push for increased diversity on corporate boards has been going on for some time. But the push for diversity hasn’t really reached the boardrooms where those shareholder votes are cast. Last September, The Thirty Percent Coalition, a group formed in 2011 to address issues of gender diversity in the boardroom, congratulated [...]

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June 3rd, 2014, 6:00 am

Building the Talent Pipeline: Developing Your Networking Skills within Your Organization

By Miranda K. Brawn, Esq. Barrister-at-Law It is clear that any woman who is going after a high-powered position in any industry, but especially in financial services, law and business, will need to have a strong resume. While many focus on painstakingly compiling their credentials, career background, accomplishments, spending weeks on application materials and making [...]

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May 6th, 2014, 6:00 am

Encouraging Women’s Empowerment in the US & Japan: A Japan Society Forum

By Jarod Cerf Although Japan and the U.S. occupy somewhat different rankings in The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, both Yoriko Kawaguchi, Japan’s former Minister for Foreign Affairs (’02-‘04) and Environment (’00-’02), and Ruth Porat, Executive Vice President and CFO of Morgan Stanley, are confident that a call to empower women was essential [...]

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April 3rd, 2014, 6:00 am

Women in Engineering: Providing Pathways for Future Generations

By Michelle Hendelman By now, we have all heard the facts and figures about women in STEM fields. There have been gains, as evidenced by the high profile appointments of Marissa Mayer and Sheryl Sandberg to the C-Suite. However, there have also been setbacks, such as Twitter’s bold move to announce their IPO last fall [...]

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March 27th, 2014, 6:00 am

How Executive Search Firms Exclude Women

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) A new study of executive search firms delves into the way common headhunting practices can keep women out of top jobs by perpetuating the status quo. According to the researchers, when women are included on candidate slates, they’re commonly considered risky choices, regardless of their qualifications for the [...]

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March 19th, 2014, 6:00 am

Business Schools Create Programs to Make Women Board-Ready: Will it Work?

By Irene Solaz Can you teach the skills required to obtain a seat on a board? London’s University of Westminster believes so. The University’s new intensive Women For The Board program, taught by Dr. Ruth Sacks, lasts six-days and purports to teach women the skills and tools required to be considered board-ready. According to Sacks, [...]

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December 13th, 2013, 6:00 am

Breakfast of Corporate Champions: Eye-Opening and Inspiring

By Natalie Sabia Hackett Despite a strong push for gender parity over the past 20 years, women on Fortune 500 boards have only increased, on average, by half a percent annually. Today, 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies have, at the most, one woman on their boards. At less than 17 percent representation, it will [...]

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December 12th, 2013, 6:00 am

Are Business Schools The Solution for Reaching Boardroom Parity?

By Tina Vasquez, Editor According to the Alliance Board for Diversity’s recent report “Missing Pieces: Women and Minorities on Fortune 500 Boards”, men hold a bulk of the 5,488 board seats at American companies, with women representing just 16.6 percent of board seats, a percentage that hasn’t changed since 2004. The 2013 Catalyst Census: Fortune [...]

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