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Women in Business: From classroom to boardroom 2014 (Grant Thornton)

Grant Thornton has been tracking the proportion of women in senior management since 2004 and the 2013 research  finds that the proportion of women in the most senior roles has stagnated at 24% – the same as the result in 2012, 2009 and 2007. The question this raises is: what are the roadblocks on the path to …

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The Gender Dividend: Making the business case for investing in women (Deloitte)

Fully integrating women into both the workplace and the marketplace can yield a significant return—what can be called the Gender Dividend. Much like the dividends that public corporations pay to shareholders, the Gender Dividend is a steady benefit that is earned by making wise, balanced investments in developing women as workers and potential leaders as …

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ShowMe50™ Win-Win Checklist

Using findings from research, we have developed a list of best practices that have been shown to lead to higher employee satisfaction and productivity, lower turnover and greater innovation – creating greater returns for shareholders. We call it the ShowMe50TM Win-Win Checklist. It summarizes the components of a level playing field.  ALL employees, including white men benefit. There …

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Business Case For Posting All Jobs

One structural roadblock to women’s career advancement is the lack of transparency in job opportunities. Some companies choose not to post all jobs, especially director and above level jobs. This Q&A from HR Specialist magazine recommends posting ALL jobs because failure to do so can lead to “class ceiling” discrimination claims. Business Case For Posting All …

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Cascading Gender biases, compounding effects: An Assessment of Talent Management Systems (Catalyst)

This 2009 study from Catalyst is an oldie but goodie. The conditions it describes are still very much a part of corporate America in 2015. This paper explains how to mitigate risk and break the “vicious cycle” of talent management systems and practices that disadvantage women. It explains how bias is introduced into talent management systems and contains …

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USING TALENT MANAGEMENT TO SUPPORT INCLUSION: A How-To Guide For Organisations (Catalyst)

This practical guide from Catalyst provides short assessment questions to get people thinking about better talent management processes. It articulates what inclusion looks and feels like from the point of view of individuals, managers and organizations. USING TALENT MANAGEMENT TO SUPPORT INCLUSION: A How-To Guide For Organisations (Catalyst)

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Women At The Top Of Corporations: Making It Happen (McKinsey & Company)

This 28 page report from power thought leader McKinsey & Company provides a summary of the gender balanced leadership problem… and solution. Don’t feel like reading 28 pages? Skip straight to page 17 which contains an infographic about how to fix things. Easy as 1-2-3! CEO commitment CEO and executive team visible monitoring of progress in gender …

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Strategic Thinking For Problem Solving (Dr. Arnaud Chevallier)

When ShowMe50™  told Associate Vice Provost at Rice University, Arnaud Chevallier, that we used his Logic in Communication presentation in our materials (Toolkit 4, Learn to Influence Change), he generously sent us this additional presentation, Strategic Thinking for Problem Solving. Wow! If you want to optimize your world, apply his technique for problem solving into your …

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How CEOs Talk About Gender Parity

This report highlights the critical behaviors required of CEOs to make change happen– and it’s not the researchers but the CEOs themselves who defined them through in depth interviews. It is so inspiring to hear Simon Collins, Chairman of UK KPMG, talk about why he’s absolutely convinced about the business case for gender parity. Go …

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