2017 Status Report: Vermont Women and Leadership

    This is the fourth in a series of reports published by Change The Story on topics related to women’s economic status. There are a number of important connections between women’s leadership in political, civic and professional spheres and women’s economic security. Perhaps most obvious is the fact that leadership …

HBR: The Men Who Mentor Women

Source: Harvard Business Review, Dec. 7, 2016 By Anna Marie Valerio and Katina Sawyer “While women make up 51.5% of all managers, much fewer women rise to the C-suite. A survey of 25,000 Harvard Business School graduates found that although male and female graduates had similar levels of ambition, men were significantly more …

2016 Status Report: Women’s Business Ownership and the Vermont Economy

This is the third in a series of briefs published by Change The Story on topics related to women’s economic status. This report focuses specifically on business ownership by women and its potential to bolster and invigorate Vermont’s economy. Like the majority of national and regional reports on businesses, this …

2016 Status Report: Where VT Women Work…and Why It Matters

This is the second in a series of briefs published by Change The Story on topics related to women’s economic status.  This report focuses specifically on occupational segregation, its impact on women’s wages, and the way in which it compromises Vermont’s ability to make the most of home-grown talent. Much of the data …

AAUW Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership

“Women are not new to leadership; think of Cleopatra or Queen Elizabeth. Think of the women who led the civil rights and education reform movements. But women are still outnumbered by men in the most prestigious positions, from Capitol Hill to the board room. Barriers and Bias: The Status of …

Stop Agreeing To Be On All-Male Panels — Just Stop

  “Hey guys! You can do something very simple to help achieve gender equality in the business world. Just say no to all-male panels. Start immediately. On Tuesday afternoon, a United Nations-based organization devoted to responsible business practices took a stand on the issue. The executive director of the U.N. Global …

Gender Equity Boosts Business. So Why Haven’t We Reached Parity Yet?

“The business case for gender equity in the workplace is equally water-tight. In my Forbes e-book, The Diversity Advantage: Fixing Gender Inequality In The Workplace, I interviewed leaders from six countries over three continents; every one of them re-affirmed how advancing women was key to boosting their organization’s bottom lines.”