Business & Entrepreneurship

Women have made significant progress in the work force and private sector, but the glass ceiling is still firmly in place, particularly at senior levels of decision-making and management. Businesses are now recognizing the importance of diversity and including a wider range of talents and perspectives at all levels of management and they are offering networking, mentoring and other services to improve recruitment and retention of women and people of color. Although women represent a significant number of small business owners, women-run businesses capture only a small percentage of capital investments and government contracts. re:gender's network is working to close these gaps by focusing attention on equal opportunity, educational parity, career options, promotions, networking and work/life balance as well as other critical issues.

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Critical Issue: Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector

Re:Gender announces an innovative professional development program for young women. Funded by the American Express Foundation, the year-long program will benefit young women who are engaged in the nonprofit and social justice sectors by providing training and sustained support to build the next generation of women leaders.

For more information, visit the program page here.

 

 

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By Rosa Cho, Writer & Researcher                              ...
Since 1960, when women only accounted for 39 percent of the undergraduate population, women’s relative numbers in college have steadily...
Did you know that women are more likely to face negative social consequences for negotiating?  This seems to go against the pervasive...
*By Áine Duggan*In his recent  LinkedIn post, PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) Bob Moritz, Chairman and Senior Partner, shares steps...
By Linda Basch, PhD* This morning, I had the opportunity to hear Véronique Morali, President of the Global Women’s Forum at...

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  • September 18, 2011
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a commitment from 21 members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation to boost economic growth and productivity by removing barriers to women. Clinton, in a speech, laid out an economic case for...

  • September 18, 2011

    The article includes interviews with Julie Castro Abrams, the CEO of Women’s Initiative for Self Employment, a San Francisco nonprofit that provides high-potential, low-income women with the training, support and funding to start their own...


  • September 15, 2011

    Martha Burk coins the term "gender washing," to describe Walmart's "Women's Economic Empowerment Initiative."


  • September 14, 2011

    Lauren Leader-Chivée, Senior Vice President at the Center for Work-Life Policy, summarizes recent CWLP research that shows that as employers promote flexible and part-time work arrangements for parents, non-parents are left working longer...


  • September 14, 2011
    One in three childless women quizzed in the UK now say they don't ever want to become a mother while increasing numbers of thirty-somethings in stable relationships and with good jobs have different priorities.