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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...


  • September 1, 2011

    The presence of Canadian women in senior management positions has stalled in the past two decades. Between 1987 and 2009, the proportion of women in senior management has changed little—men are still more than twice as likely to hold a senior...

  • August 31, 2011

    Despite women's pay rising faster than men's in the UK, the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) said it would take 98 years to gain parity at current rates. The gap between how much male and female managers are paid has widened by £500 to...

  • August 29, 2011

    Stacy Blackman summarizes several recent studies and articles that discuss the wage gap between men and women with MBAs.  

  • August 29, 2011

    Center for Work-Life Policy fellow Diana Forster argues that companies need to actively cultivate relationships between high-potential female employees and more senior-level advocates. Post includes links to several recent studies and articles.

  • August 26, 2011

     Forbes ranks the 100 women the magazine considers powerful. They include politicians, CEOs, bankers, cultural icons, billionaires and entrepreneurs.