Diversity in Leadership

The Challenge and the Charge: Strategies for Retaining and Advancing Women of Color

 In its recent report, Re:Gender features four exceptional women of color business leaders and explores the lessons learned by eight innovative companies that developed strategies for promoting the advancement of women of color.  The report outlines why this makes economic sense, and identifies ways diversity advocates can create more inclusive institutions that attract, support, and retain women of color in the corporate sector and beyond.

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In its recent report, Re:Gender features four exceptional women of color business leaders and explores the lessons learned by eight innovative companies that developed strategies for promoting the advancement of women of color.

Extreme Make-Over: Corporate Board Edition

By Rosa Cho, Writer & Researcher                                                                              


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Benchmarking Women’s Leadership in the United States, 2013

Colorado Women’s College at the University of Denver recently released a groundbreaking study evaluating women in leadership positions across a range of for- and not-for-profit organizations.
URL: 
http://womenscollege.du.edu/bwl/report.pdf

Are Women More Focused on Building Rather than Breaking?

Since 1960, when women only accounted for 39 percent of the undergraduate population, women’s relative numbers in college have steadily increased. According to Goldin et al. (2006), women are the majority of U.S. college students overall and they receive the bulk of bachelor’s degrees. This trend isn’t limited to the U.S. – in fact, it’s prevalent in most rich countries.


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Women, Men and Leadership: Different Styles or Preferences Based on Stereotypes?

Is there a true need or preference for more women in leadership positions?

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Women in Banking

 Politicians and employers recognise that gender should be no barrier to career progression. Yet women continue to be under-represented at senior levels across the UK, particularly in the banking sector.

 
Research by the Institute of Leadership & Management, sponsored by RBS, investigates why so few women are promoted to senior management positions in banking and identifies the challenges they face. The report also propose solutions for the future.
URL: 
http://www.i-l-m.com/research-and-comment/womeninbanking.aspx
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