Monthly Archives: December 2009

Hair, Hemlines and Husbands

When women are in, or run for, senior leadership positions they are often hampered by negative media treatment. Evidence shows the press to be more interested in their appearance or who they are married to, rather than their leadership capabilities and accomplishments. In her autobiography, Carly Fiorina (CEO Hewlett Packard 1999 – 2005), said: “When […]
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Sarkozy Wants More Women

Following Norway’s successful imposition of a minimum 40% women on corporate boards, Nicolas Sarkozy, President of France, centre-right party has mounted an attack on the male dominated bastion of the French corporate world. A bill just submitted to the French parliament proposes all companies listed on the French stock exchange must have 50% women on […]
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It’s Not A Male Conspiracy

Every month or so new research appears about women in senior leadership – either there aren’t enough of them, or they’re not being treated on a par with men when they do make it to the top. Two of the most recent examples are the World Economic Forum’s 2009 Gender Gap Report, and a new […]
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