Barriers & Opportunities

For businesses that want to compete in the global marketplace, the development of a culturally and internationally competent work force is fundamental to success. Business professionals increasingly seek out international experience as a key to professional development and advancement. The stakes are high, therefore, to ensure that global assignments are both readily available and successful. Yet women lag behind men in taking on international transfers, and the hurdles they face – “trailing” spouses, competing family and community responsibilities, inadequate training, challenging timetables and disadvantages on repatriation – are generally more numerous for women than for men. Through NCRW’s network, professionals and HR leaders are provided with the information they need to develop a business case for change as well as best practices for developing a more diversified talent pool.

She Works. They’re Happy.

EVER since Betty Friedan urged women to leave the house and pursue careers, people have argued over whether women’s marriages and romantic prospects would suffer for it. Was a financially successful woman a threat to her husband or a relief?

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http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/24/fashion/24marriage.html

Resources: Business Schools Sweeten Lures for Women

Business schools are trying to boost stubbornly low rates of female enrollment. New York University's program, which has the highest proportion of women among co-ed programs, is only 40 percent female.

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http://www.womensenews.org/story/business/100121/business-schools-sweeten-lures-women

Organizations Engaged in Work Relevant to Women in the Financial Sector

85 Broads – www.85broads.com

100 Women in Hedge Funds – www.100womeninhedgefunds.org

Catalyst – www.catalyst.org

Center for Women’s Business Research – http://www.womensbusinessresearchcenter.org/

Corporate Circle of the National Council for Research on Women – www.regender.org/about/corpcirc.htm

Financial Women’s Association – www.fwa.org

The InterOrganization Network (ION) – http://www.ionwomen.org/

National Women’s Business Council – http://www.nwbc.gov/

Feminism: Controversies, Challenges, Actions

BCRW's rebuttal to claims that the Feminist Movement is losing momentum. In this film, Rebecca Haimowitz interviews some of the most exciting voices in feminist scholarship and activism.

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Catalyst Recognizes Initiatives at Campbell Soup Company, Deloitte, Royal Bank of Canada, and Telstra with the 2010 Catalyst Award

 

NEW YORK (January 21, 2010) — Catalyst announces that initiatives from Campbell Soup Company, Deloitte LLP, Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and Telstra Corporation Limited are the recipients of the 2010 Catalyst Award, the annual award that honors exceptional initiatives from companies and firms that support and advance women in business. This year’s Award winners, representing a wide range of industries, cultures, and approaches, demonstrate the strong business case supporting women’s advancement to leadership.

Women @ Work

Women will succeed in business without special treatment, but organizations that create women-friendly environments are often more collaborative, flexible and adaptive to today’s relationship-oriented, network-run marketplace. They also make more money. A October 2007 Catalyst report found that Fortune 500 companies with more women on their boards outperformed those with the least by 53 percent. The organizations featured here have made engaging the female demographic a priority.

Accenture

Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, operates a strong diversity and inclusion program and supports the advancement of women throughout its many locations.

2010 - Seven Who Rewrite the Rules

 

Monday, January 4, 2010

Profiles of seven outstanding leaders dedicated to improving women's lives: Michael Dowd, Patricia Gruber, Ilene Lang, Ana Langer, Tonya Lewis Lee, Sarwat Malik and Maria Do Socorro Melo Brandao.

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Michael G. Dowd, Defender of Women with Charges

Michael G. Dowd

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