Business & Entrepreneurship

Women currently make up 15 percent of corporate management, 16 percent of law partners, and less than 3 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. NCRW and its partners are working to improve these numbers as they work toward a critical mass, often viewed as 30 percent representation, across sectors to benefit the economy and society through women’s talents and perspectives. Without sufficient numbers, women’s ideas, views and analyses risk being marginalized or perceived as representing a narrow minority. With greater access to opportunities and positions of influence, the likelihood of acceptance and professional success for women and people of color increases.

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...
Is there a true need or preference for more women in leadership positions?
Our Listening Tour continued this week with a visit to the Center for Research on Women (CROW) at The University of Memphis and some...
A study in January 2012 Chronicle of Philanthropy found 82% of nonprofit employees would seek new employment if the economy were better.  Where...

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  • September 24, 2011

    In 1993, India passed a constitutional amendment requiring Indian states to have women in one-third of local government council positions. Since then, documented crimes against women have risen by 44 percent, rapes per capita by 23 percent, and...


  • September 24, 2011

    Women working in the insurance industry continue to fight challenges that affect their professional development, according to the Women in Insurance Leadership Insight Report, a research study released at the Insurance Networking News Women in...


  • September 20, 2011
    Researchers at the University of Hertfordshire, in collaboration with Mathieson & Brooke Tailors, conducted a study in which over 300 adults (men and women) looked at images of a man and a woman for just 3 seconds...

  • 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."