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How Women at the Top Really Got There

Writing recently for Fast Company, Sally Blount, dean of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, argued that “we have a responsibility to encourage and support young women to be deliberate in d...

Catalyst: STEM Fields’ ‘Unwelcoming Culture’

A culture that is unwelcoming to women is a key reason women are under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, according to new research from Catalyst, the nonprofit organization...

Is Boardroom Inequality Bred at Lower Levels?

More than getting more women into boardrooms, “we need more women who work in cubicles to stay long enough so they can attain leadership positions,” Caroline Fairchild writes in Fortune. As little as two years...

Don’t Just Be Good; Be Visible

Participate on a panel, do an on-air interview or give a speech. Women often turn down these opportunities but they are among the “best opportunities for building a well understood personal brand,” say Nancy Vo...

Venture Capital’s Uneven Playing Field Revisited

"There is an enormous untapped investment opportunity for venture capitalists smart enough to look at the numbers and fund women entrepreneurs.” That’s one conclusion reached by Dr. Candida Brush, lead author o...

Think Big. Be Bold. Succeed.

The ability to think big and to be bold are traits vital to success. “I dare you to come up with a successful entrepreneur (male or female) who does not possess them,” Eric T. Wagner writes in Forbes. Canadian...

Jill Abramson Shares Some Advice

Jill Abramson suggests you ask your boss to have coffee and a chat. Abramson made news in May when she was abruptly fired as executive editor of The New York Times. And she’s fine with the word “fired.” In an i...

What Blocks the Path to the Top?

You can argue that promotions should be based on merit, but who defines merit? “Merit is defined as the way leadership looks today and leadership today looks male,” business psychologist Rachel Short tells Hest...

Women Are More Likely to Leave STEM Careers

The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields has difficulties retaining as well as attracting women. New research finds women working in those fields are more likely to leave than are men....

The World’s Most Powerful Women

Forbes’ 2014 list of the 100 most powerful women includes nine heads of state whose countries have an aggregate GDP of $11.1 trillion and have 641 million citizens. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (shown) holds...