Monthly Archives: February 2010
By Lynn Harris | Published: February 28, 2010
I read so much about the difficulties women encounter in the workplace that sometimes I feel we spend too much time highlighting the problems and not enough time proposing positive action to improve situations. I was heartened, therefore, to discover the measures underway in the U.K. to close the gender pay gap. No one these [...]
By Lynn Harris | Published: February 25, 2010
A new study from Catalyst, a research organization that promotes women’s advancement, provides pretty gloomy reading. In The Promise of Future Leadership: A Research Program on Highly Talented Employees in the Pipeline, Catalyst set out to explore how high potential women and men MBA’s fared post-MBA. The expectation was that, with the same credentials, men [...]
By Lynn Harris | Published: February 24, 2010
Anything that helps get more women into the C-suite in organizations is very welcome. It matters who makes decisions at the top of organizations and governments, and at the moment the decision-making of the old vanguard is not inspiring a lot of confidence. One way you can position yourself more favorably as a new hire, [...]
By Lynn Harris | Published: February 21, 2010
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has made gender equality an express goal of their organization. The percentage of women athletes at this year’s Winter Games in Vancouver was around 40 percent, up from roughly 25 percent in the early 1990’s. Nevertheless, women ski jumpers failed in their attempt at inclusion in the 2010 event and [...]
By Lynn Harris | Published: February 19, 2010
A new study from Bain & Company offers explanations for why women disappear before reaching the top of organizations.
By Lynn Harris | Published: February 17, 2010
We all know, simply from the low numbers of women in positions of senior leadership in organizations, that it’s generally more difficult for women to succeed to the top of organizations. This week, Hay Group, a global management consulting firm, and Bloomberg BusinessWeek.com released the Best Companies for Leadership Study and Top 20 list. There [...]
By Lynn Harris | Published: February 7, 2010
Lots of friends gathered on January 27 at the stylish Cafe Holt to celebrate Women Leaders and the official launch of Unwritten Rules – The Book. A fabulous evening. Through book sales we raised over $300 for Women for Women International. See some great photos – view album.