Despite the many studies that support the various benefits that companies can derive from having more women in senior leadership positions, females at the top are still a rarity. Leah Eichler cites the reasons why.
The Story Exchange is a global video project by Karin Kamp about empowering women to start their own businesses. It’s all about women inspiring women. By telling the stories of successful entrepreneurs from all walks of life and sectors it encourages others to gain economic freedom, create the lifestyle of their choosing, and uncover their full potential. The latest story highlights how a major world event, one’s unique upbringing, and education led to the formation of a business that promotes peace.
Despite the kerfuffle that has accompanied the release of her book Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg certainly deserves kudos for spending a lot of her time and reputational capital by bringing the issues of women’s advancement to the fore, argues Stephanie MacKendrick.
Women now place greater importance on a higher paying career than men and surpass men in college enrollment and completion, according to a Pew study. Contributing to this argument with frightening implications, a recent story in Slate magazine illustrated the lengths to which some families will go to conceive a daughter. The days where having a son meant a promise of a secure future for parents appears to have evaporated, like the rotary phone.
Wavemakers is a weekly feature that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. This week we meet Sharon Wienbar, a San Francisco-based VC in the Internet and mobile space. She is a former tech marketer and former consultant. Sharon is married with two daughters and is a rower.
A woman at the helm does not necessarily translate to gender equality in the workplace. This is according to a study conducted by a doctoral student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technolog (MIT). Mabel Abraham, the study author, analyzed the staffing and wage patterns in big U.S. bank where control about employee wages, hiring, and promotions were given to the hands of manager.
Femme-O-Nomics plans to follow the ups — and downs — of today’s female captains of industry. This week, we highlight Ginni Rometty and Marissa Mayer.
“Women are the foot soldiers of climate change adaptation.” By educating women in the rural areas on climate change and water management, they foster the program’s continued success. The participation of women is key to protecting the environment in various regions of the world.
Despite the strides taken by law firms to increase the number of women lawyers in leadership positions, only a dismal 18.8 percent become partners in the nation’s biggest firms.
Wavemakers is a joint weekly feature by Femme-O-Nomics’ founder Leah Eichler and Mic Berman(@MicBerman) that profiles female innovators — women who are constantly blazing new trails, inspiring others and revolutionizing the status quo. This week, meet Elle Kaplan – the CEO and founding partner of Lexion Capital Management.