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The largest companies in the U.S. – those with gross annual revenues of at least $20 billion – report a larger representation of women and other underrepresented groups on their boards of directors. Seventy percent have at least two women and 53 percent have two or more directors from underrepresented groups. Women managers, however, are increasingly opting out of high-end careers when companies fail to meet their professional needs and goals. Fewer than 15 percent of Fortune 500 officers and directors are women, and graduate business schools (unlike law and medical schools) have far fewer women than men applicants. NCRW is supporting efforts to make the corporate environment more welcoming and the career ladder more accessible to women and people of color.

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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*On Wednesday, I attended the 2011 Breakfast of Champions for an overflow audience at the New York Stock Exchange organized by the...
We at the National Council for Research on Women were excited to participate in the Women Funding Network’s webinar “Investing with a...
Later this afternoon, NCRW President Linda Basch will giving remarks at the Women's Funding Network conference, The Power of Global Networks, on the...

News

  • June 23, 2011

    Since 2007, McKinsey has been conducting research about gender diversity in top management and corporate performance. These insights have led to the publication of four Women Matter reports. ...


  • June 23, 2011

    According to Bloomberg Rankings, 29 companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 are all male in decision-making roles, with no women on the board of directors or among the top five highest-paid officers.


  • June 20, 2011

    In a massive job discrimination lawsuit against mega-retailer Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the Supreme Court ruled in the retailer's favor, saying the plaintiffs had not shown justification for sweeping class-action status that could have potentially...


  • June 9, 2011

    Bank of America may owe some of its success to having a large female workforce. More than half of its nearly 250,000 employees are women, nearly half (49%) of its managers are women, and, most strikingly, six out of its 15-member executive...


  • June 2, 2011

    According to a survey of the new partner class of 2011 released by the Project for Attorney Retention (PAR), law firms slid two percentage points in promotions of their women attorneys since last year, 32% compared to 34% in 2010.