Diversity in Leadership

What Men Have to Do With It: Public Policies to Promote Gender Equality

Most policies that strive for equality still focus exclusively on empowering women and neglect the role that men can play in the effort. This report summarizes how policies of seven countries (Brazil, Chile, India, Mexico, South Africa, Norway and Tanzania) involve men in gender equality goals. The study also examines whether the policies address social norms that reinforce traditional perceptions of what it means to be a man.
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http://www.icrw.org/publications/what-men-have-do-it

Sponsoring Women to Success

While mentoring is essential for leadership development, it is insufficient for advancing to top levels. Recent research has pointed to a more influential and specific professional relationship: sponsorship. Lately, organizations and the media have given sponsorship widespread attention, but questions abound.

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http://www.catalyst.org/publication/485/sponsoring-women-to-success

The Myth of the Ideal Worker: Does Doing All The Right Things Really Get Women Ahead?

Catalyst's longitudinal project, The Promise of Future Leadership: A Research Program on Highly Talented Employees in the Pipeline, develops timely reports on the retention and advancement of high potential women and men. The project surveys graduates of leading business schools in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia, with the intent of assessing their career values, goals, and expectations, the developmental opportunities afforded them, and their strategies for managing work and family life. The reports highlight the differences in women's and men's career experiences and satisfaction; some feature perspectives from global leaders and other experts.

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http://www.catalyst.org/publication/509/42/the-myth-of-the-ideal-worker-does-doing-all-the-right-things-really-get-women-ahead

Sex, Power and Speaking Truth: Anita Hill 20 Years Later: Resources, Tools, Discussion Questions

Tool-kit on sexual harassment by GGE, AAUW, Stop Street Harassment & ACLU Women’s Rights Project.

 

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http://www.anitahill20.org/wp-content/uploads/AHToolKit_WEB.pdf

Would Women Leaders Have Prevented the Global Financial Crisis? Implications for Teaching about Gender and Economics

Would having more women in leadership have prevented the financial crisis? This question challenges feminist economists to once again address questions of "difference" versus "sameness" that have engaged—and often divided—academic feminists for decades. The first part of this essay argues that while some behavioral research seems to support an exaggerated"difference" view, non-simplistic behavioral research can serve feminist libratory purposes by debunking this view and revealing the immense unconscious power of stereotyping, as well as the possibility of non-dualist understandings of gender. The second part of this essay argues that the more urgently needed gender analysis of the financial industry is not concerned with (presumed) "differences" by sex, but rather with the role of gender biases in the social construction of markets.

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http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/wp/11-03NelsonWomenLeaders.pdf

Michigan Women's Leadership Index (WLI)

The Michigan Women's Leadership Index (WLI) is released biennially by Inforum Center for Leadership - the research and education arm of Inforum. The WLI is a data-based instrument used to measure the presence of women executives in the highest leadership positions of the top 100 publicly-held companies headquartered in Michigan (Index 100).
 
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https://www.inforummichigan.org/michigan-womens-leadership-index
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