Why Isn’t Equality in Leadership Skills Changing the Number of Female Leaders?

Why Isn’t Equality in Leadership Skills Changing the Number of Female Leaders?

“Both men and women score similarly in their ability to drive business, but fewer women are rising beyond lower management.”

“Their findings show that the ratio of men to women chosen to complete these assessments was weighted in favor of male participants. According to the report’s authors, because these assessments represent investment, they are a reliable indicator of gender diversity among high-potential leaders.”

 “DDI’s research adds to those findings indicating that the reason there aren’t more women in high-level leadership is not rooted in lower competence. In fact, analyzing the differences between men and women on business drivers showed that there were no statistically significant differences, and neither gender got extremely high scores.”

 

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Equal pay, gender wage gaps and “constantly moving goalposts”: Review of 40 years of research

Equal pay, gender wage gaps and “constantly moving goalposts”: Review of 40 years of research

“To better understand the causes and remedies for this gap, scholars have examined the role of workplace competition and its effect on female employment, as well as how long days and “overwork” could affect wages. Yet the precise causes of the gap are complicated, and it can be difficult to keep up with the nuanced research history (see the Gender Action Portal, from the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School), even as progress slowly moves forward. In 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, which removed the statute of limitations for persons filing pay discrimination claims with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).”

– See more at: http://journalistsresource.org/studies/society/gender-society/equal-pay-gender-wage-gaps-moving-goalposts-research-review#sthash.LviH5KQ5.dpuf

 

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Are women underrepresented in news coverage?

Are women underrepresented in news coverage?

 

“News leaders regularly discuss and scrutinize their news agencies’ work to gauge how well it reflects the diversity of the communities they cover. Journalists often are encouraged to seek an array of perspectives and interview sources representing a variety of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.”

“But is the same attention given to news agencies’ coverage of women — a group that often is underrepresented in media accounts despite the fact that women make up slightly more than half of the U.S. population?”

“Data from the GMMP show that in 2010, women made up only 24 percent of the people heard, read about or seen in the news.  A report the organization released in 2015 indicates that the number remains unchanged.”

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Women-Owned Businesses: Carving a New American Business Landscape

Women-Owned Businesses: Carving a New American Business Landscape

The Center for Women in Business is pleased to present our latest research highlighting the growing impact of women entrepreneurs and small business owners on the American economy. We look at how women like Fulton, Ambrose-Burbank, and Brown are reshaping the entrepreneurial landscape. In particular, we examine the “1099 economy” and the women who have started their own micro-enterprises either out of choice or necessity. The research also provides powerful examples of systems and programs that encourage and support women’s business initiatives in communities around the United States.

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Why are women less likely to be entrepreneurs than men?

Why are women less likely to be entrepreneurs than men?

Analysis finds women are less likely to be arrogant about mistakes and more likely to be humble about their achievements. Men are more likely to disregard market signals that their ideas are flawed.

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Sheryl Sandberg: When Women Get Stuck, Corporate America Gets Stuck

Sheryl Sandberg: When Women Get Stuck, Corporate America Gets Stuck

Using the talents of our full population is critical, writes Lean In founder Sheryl Sandberg

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