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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

  • July 15, 2010

    BBC:  According to a new research report, women continue to remain a minority in UK boardrooms.  Women are 44% of employees in banking, finance and insurance sectors, they are severely under-represented at senior levels throughout the...


  • May 31, 2010

     From the NY Times: At a conference in Beijing, businesswomen discussed how to work effectively with men, and how to increase their ranks in the boardroom.  A report released at the conference titled "Accelerating Board Diversity"...


  • April 14, 2010

    The glass ceiling remains. Among Fortune 500 companies, women occupy 15% of board seats and are 3% of CEOs. In Canada,...


  • April 9, 2010

    Women remain desperately underrepresented in Wall Street firms and financial services companies. 

    Getting to gender equality is important not because we want to achieve some artificial goal of percentages or absolute numbers, but because...


  • April 8, 2010

    In 1993, before Deloitte introduced its Women's Initiative, only 7% of its partners, principals and directors were female. Though the firm had been hiring equal numbers of male and female employees, the annual attrition rate for women was seven...