Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.
Women comprise just under half of the U.S. economy and have lost fewer jobs than men in this recession, putting them in position to become the majority of the nation's workers. Yet women remain concentrated in low-paying sectors of the workforce.
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This paper shows that gender differences exist among mutual fund managers. We find that female managers are more risk averse, follow less extreme and more consistent investment styles and trade less than male managers.
Gender diversity supports managerial efficiency by creating a more diverse culture and favoring the exploration of different business opportunities. However, creating a diverse culture implies a critical mass of female managers. To reach this point, companies must recruit more women. They also have to promote and train women when the labor market does not supply enough.
Negotiating the expectations of social norms in the business world. In this episode of The Massachusetts School of Law's Educational Forum entitled, Successful Women In The Corporate And Business Worlds, Professor of Law Connie Rudnick interviews Dr. Nan S. Langowitz, Associate Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship at Babson, Deborah DiSanzo, CEO of Healthcare Informatics for Phillips Healthcare, Shirley Singleton, CEO of Edgewater Technology and Dr. Radha Jalan, CEO of ElectroChem Inc.
Shortly after Norway proposed a law forcing listed companies to have women as 40 per cent of their directors, Mimi Berdal’s telephone started ringing off the hook. The former corporate lawyer was contacted by many of the 500 or so companies that were scrambling to fill their boards with the requisite number of women. She now sits on 12 boards and regularly tops newspaper lists of the most prominent businesswomen. But Ms. Berdal is just one of what have become know as the “golden skirts”, a group of Norwegian women who have become full-time non-executive directors on the back of the law.