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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

  • September 16, 2010

  • UK Govt May Look At Quotas For Women Directors
    September 10, 2010

    Wall Street Journal: With only 7-12% of female board members, the UK government is considering enforcing quotas in orde rto increase the number of women on the boards of listed companies.  Government officials will be looking at Norways quota...


  • September 8, 2010

    Reuters: Canadian researchers have found that male executives with high levels of testosterone exhibit more aggressive behaviors in the corporate world, including attempting hostile takeovers.  Not enough research has been done to determine if...


  • Women Fight for Equality on the Trading Floor
    September 2, 2010

    FINS: Trading floors are lacking in women, as only 29% of those "selling and buying stocks, bonds and other instruments in the U.S. were women, some 333,000, according to figures compiled by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Female...


  • August 31, 2010

    FINS: Women are disappearing at brokerages, investment banks, and asset management companies, despite new programs designed to recruit and retain them.  At the same time, the ranks of men in the industry are continuing to grow, which suggests...