Economic Policy Institute: “Women’s work” and the gender pay gap

Source: Economic Policy Institute How discrimination, societal norms, and other forces affect women’s occupational choices—and their pay Summary What this report finds: Women are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men—despite the fact that over the last several decades millions more women have joined the workforce and made …

HBR: Designing a Bias-Free Organization

Source: Harvard Business Review: July/August 2016 “Iris Bohnet thinks firms are wasting their money on diversity training. The problem is, most programs just don’t work. Rather than run more workshops or try to eradicate the biases that cause discrimination, she says, companies need to redesign their processes to prevent biased …

HBR: We Just Can’t Handle Diversity

Source: Harvard Business Review: July/August 2016 “It’s hard to argue with the benefits of diversity, given the decades’ worth of studies showing that a diverse workforce measurably improves decision making, problem solving, creativity, innovation, and flexibility.Most of us also believe that hiring, development, and compensation decisions should come down to …

HBR: Why Diversity Programs Fail

Source: Harvard Business Review: July/August 2016 “It shouldn’t be surprising that most diversity programs aren’t increasing diversity. Despite a few new bells and whistles, courtesy of big data, companies are basically doubling down on the same approaches they’ve used since the 1960s—which often make things worse, not better. Firms have …

Women’s talk: why language matters to female entrepreneurs

“Wanted – successful women entrepreneurs running fast-growing companies”. You would think that an advert like this would have hordes of women making contact wouldn’t you? Well, that’s not the case. A few years ago I was involved in an initiative whose target market was women entrepreneurs running fast-growth companies. My …

Sheryl Sandberg on the Myth of the Catty Woman

“According to the queen bee theory, a female senior manager should have a more negative impact on the other women trying to climb into professional ranks. When strategy professors studied the top management of the Standard & Poor’s 1,500 companies over 20 years, they found something that seemed to support …

Visier Insights Report: Gender Equity & The Manager Divide

  The Manager Divide—an underrepresentation of women in manager positions—significantly contributes to the gender wage gap. Report Findings: · There is a pronounced dip in the percentage of women in the workforce between the ages of 25 and 40, the same age range in which women commonly have children · …

A Child Care Gap in the Résumé: Whether to Explain or Not

 “When Brooke Bleyl started job hunting after taking 10 years off to care for her children, her interviews did not go well. “They even said they typically don’t hire people with such a gap,” said Ms. Bleyl, who lives outside Cleveland and has three children, ages 7, 10 and 12. …