Do Women’s Careers Peak at Age 45?

A report on older workers commissioned by the British government concludes that that nation’s economy would benefit from “taking better advantage of the skills and experience of our more senior workers.” There ...

Should Women and Men Lean In Together?

Achieving gender equality in the workplace will happen more quickly and more effectively if both genders work to make it happen. That’s the idea behind #LeanInTogether, a new campaign from LeanIn.org, the women...

Silicon Valley Still Trails in Gender Diversity

Women remain significantly underrepresented among executive officers at the largest public companies in Silicon Valley, a business zone otherwise known for its diversity in ethnicity and cultures. However, the ...

Moving for a Man’s Job But Not a Woman’s

When dual-income couples move because of a job, it’s most often the man’s job that determines the change. A traditional explanation has been that men have greater earning potential so their jobs take precedence...

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...

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...

Study Finds Gender Bias in STEM Fields

Amid the ongoing push to interest young women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, new research finds that gender bias continues to hamper females’ careers in those disciplines. A...

The Self-Confidence Conundrum

Women often are chided for having too little self-confidence. But it’s also true that overly confident women can be branded as “pushy” or “brassy.” So where’s the middle? Sydney Finkelstein, a professor at Dar...

The Legal Profession’s Persistent Gender Gap

Women law-firm partners still significantly lag behind men, according to data compiled by Sky Analytics.  On one key metric—billing rates—women average 10% less for their services than their male counterparts, ...

Confronting Gender Bias in Financial Planning

The persistent underrepresentation of women among Certified Financial Planners (about 23%) led the CFP Board to launch a Women’s Initiative (WIN) to study the problem. That research now has been released and it...