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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  • October 1, 2010

    U.S. Banker: Women make up over 50% of the labor force in the financial industry, but only 16.8 percent of executive officers, and only 16.4% of board members. Companies are working to raise those numbers, as the U.S. lags behind some countries.


  • September 30, 2010

    Reuters: Islamic finance and wealth held by women is growing rapidly in the Gulf, yet there are few women involved in business or working as female Islamic scholars advising financial firms on sharia-compliance. With a shortage of scholars looming...


  • September 22, 2010

    Guardian: For the first time in Switzerland's history, there are more women than men in the Swiss government.   There are now four female ministers and three male ministers in Swiss Parliament, a mere four decades after women were granted...


  • September 19, 2010

    Bloomberg: Goldman Sachs, the well known investment bank, is facing a sexual discrimination lawsuit from three women who held high ranking positions in the company.   The women faced a hostile workplace, lack of promotions and raises in...


  • September 16, 2010