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Board Introduction: Steve Childs

The board of ShowMe50.org hails from a variety of industries and backgrounds. The one thing that pulls them together is the commitment to gender balanced leadership. Read a little bit about Steve Childs to understand why he is committed to...

Anatomy of Change: How inclusive cultures evolve (Catalyst)

To level the playing field for women in corporate America we are asking our companies to change. We are asking them to change deeply embedded institutional cultural norms.  It is not a challenge to be taken on by the faint of heart....

The experience of Susan vs. Simon (Hays Recruiting)

Why do Susan and Simon have the exact same resume but different job search outcomes? This paper from Hays Recruiting shows how gender bias creeps into the talent management process and why we must add mechanisms to control it.  The HR director...

Women in Engineering: Change the work culture, change the outcome

This article from NPR's All Tech Considered summarizes findings from a recent study of why women are leaving the engineering profession. The most common reason female engineers leave is the work environment. There is still a "boys club" culture that is not welcoming...

PwC’s Chief Diversity Officer highlights a sponsorship program (Fast Co.)

Photo via Flickr user Natasha. A level playing for all employees requires culture change in our companies.  Culture change happens when we encourage  dialogue (some of it uncomfortable) to promote understanding combined with structural programs that nudge us...

Legendary Wall Street executive, Sallie Krawcheck, reveals gender bias stories (PBS News Hour)

Photo by Stuart Isett/Fortune Most Powerful Women via Flickr user Fortune Live Media. This article is an interview with Sallie Krawcheck, legendary Wall Street analyst, strategist and executive. In her discussion with Paul Solman of PBS...

50% Women Leading Corporate America – it can happen if we work together

I’ve spent more than 20 years working in corporate America. I love giant corporations.  They have abundant resources which allow them to provide abundant opportunities.  They are the engines of large scale prosperity. However, for women inside these mega-businesses, the...

How to 10x your influence (VitalSmarts Influencer)

In this white paper the authors of the Influencer series of books discuss how chronic persistent problems aren't solved easily. They require a critical mass of influencing strategies and a combination of tactics. Rather than focus on a single root...

Financial Times – The evidence is growing – there really is a business case for diversity

This Financial Times article by Tim Smedley from May 15, 2014, does a nice job of summarizing numerous research studies that support the business case for diversity.  And the 1960 picture he used in the article is just priceless- 100%...

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...