Women's & Girls' Leadership

From prime ministers to grass roots organizers, women and girls are attaining leadership positions in increasing numbers across government, civil society and the economy. But the glass ceiling is still firmly in place in many countries including in the US, where women are still vastly under-represented in government and senior leadership positions.

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Wendy Davis, the over-night liberal and feminist superstar, has pink sneakers. Did you know this fact? Of course you did.
*By Áine Duggan*In his recent  LinkedIn post, PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) Bob Moritz, Chairman and Senior Partner, shares steps...
By Natasha Cline-Thomas*Each year, NCRW hosts an expert roundtable on the afternoon of its Awards Dinner. This year’s program Women 2012:...
At a stellar gathering of leaders from business, philanthropy, government, and non-profits, the National Council for Research on Women will kick off...

News

  • January 3, 2012

    Only one woman, Nancy Southern, who heads a Calgary-based energy and utilities firm, ranks among the highest paid 100 chief executive officers at publicly traded companies in Canada.


  • January 1, 2012

     Although women have made much progress in reaching the leadership levels of business, such progress is disappointing and stalled. Why is this such a stubborn issue? Why aren’t more women making it to (and staying at) the top?...


  • December 30, 2011

     We knew the legal landscape for women in 2011 would be bumpy by the way it began: with Antonin Scalia, one of the Supreme Court’s most senior members, saying that women did not qualify as “persons” under the Civil Rights...


  • December 26, 2011

    Barbara and Shannon Kelley critique a Swedish study, from the Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation (IFAU) and the Uppsala Center for Labor Studies (UCLS) at Uppsala University, that suggests that women managers are no more likely to...


  • December 26, 2011

     In 2005, at age 49, Arizona State University hired Lisa Love as vice president for athletics, the highest-ranking job in the department. Six years later she is one of just five women to occupy the top athletics administrative position at a...