‘Pipeline’ Category

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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November 7th, 2013, 6:00 am

New Class of First Time UK Board Directors: More Diverse, Less Experienced

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) A new Korn / Ferry Institute study shows that first time board-appointees in the UK are getting younger and are more likely to be female than ever before. According to the report, 47 percent of first-time directors in the FTSE 350 last year were women. That’s a huge [...]

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July 31st, 2013, 6:00 am

What’s the Real Impact of One Billion Women Entering the Workforce in the Next Decade?

By Michelle Hendelman, Editor-in-Chief Last fall, Booz & Company released an interesting report entitled, Empowering the Third Billion: Women and the World of Work in 2012. In this report, researchers attempt to evaluate the impact on the global economy of an estimated one billion women entering the workforce over the next ten years. By placing [...]

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July 30th, 2013, 6:00 am

Want More Women at the Top? It’s Time to Fix the Leaky Talent Pipeline

By Michelle Hendelman, Editor-in-Chief Previous research has identified that women do not get as many career-changing jobs as their male colleagues. This imbalance is one of the main reasons why the talent pipeline in many organizations is not as diverse as it should be. The question persists in the gender equality arena: why aren’t there [...]

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June 12th, 2013, 6:00 am

Peer Relationships: Key Factor in Retaining Mid-Career Women

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) Last year, the 2012 Accounting MOVE report investigated the role of community service for women in accounting. In the 2013 MOVE Project [PDF], Joanne Cleaver, author of The Career Lattice and the report’s creator, set out to understand why mid-career women in accounting firms either stay the course on the [...]

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May 2nd, 2013, 1:00 pm

Are Women in Tech More Stressed Out?

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) In a survey conducted at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) from 2008 to 2011 and funded through the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) ADVANCE program, female faculty indicated more stress and less satisfaction with work-life balance than their male colleagues. Women were more likely to forego personal activities for professional responsibilities [...]

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