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. Explore the resources listed below, including Related Categories links, or use the Keyword Search for more information.

Stalled in the Pipelines: Opening Pathways to Women’s Leadership (NCRW Regional Conference 2011)

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10/13/2011 - 10/14/2011

Opening Pathways to Women’s Leadership

Claremont Graduate University

150 E. 10th Street, Claremont, CA

NCRW’s network, including academic, nonprofit, philanthropic, business, and policy leaders, gathered to focus on the status of women’s leadership in multiple sectors. The conference identified best practices, as well as generated recommendations and next steps for advancing women's leadership across sectors. The Conference Agenda follows.

Gender & Negotiation – Part 2

The field of negotiation and gender embodies over 35 years of research from various academic disciplines. On this page, the Council presents a small annotated collection of different perspectives on gender and negotiation.

Title: Determinants and Consequences of Salary Negotiations by Male and Female MBA Graduates
Author(s): Gerhart, Barry; Rynes, Sara
Published: 1991
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Psychology (1991), Vol. 76, No. 2, pp. 256–262
Document available online at: http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/apl/76/2/256/

Traits versus Issues: How Female Candidates Shape Coverage of Senate and Gubernatorial Races

SeeTraits versus Issues: How Female Candidates Shape Coverage of Senate and Gubernatorial Races

From: Political Research Quarterly

Authors: Johanna Dunaway, Regina G. Lawrence, Melody Rose, Christopher R. Weber

Date Published: July 3, 2013



As female candidates may face greater challenges in establishing their “qualifications” for office, coverage of their personal traits may be pernicious, because it tends to de-emphasize substantive qualifications. This study focuses on relative amounts of trait and issue coverage of contests with and without women candidates. 

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