Who Gets Venture Funding? Handsome Men

It helps to be attractive if you want funding for entrepreneurial ventures. But only if you’re male. A paper published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences confirms gender bias in a...

‘The Great Unfinished Business of the 21st Century’

As part of the United Nations’ observance of International Women’s Day on March 9, 2014, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered brief remarks calling gender equality “the great unfinished busine...

Why Women Quit the Corporate Ladder

One reason women are under-represented at the top is that many women choose to leave the corporate ladder rather than pursue advancement. Bob Sherwin, COO of leadership researcher Zenger Folkman, seeks to expla...

‘Unconscious Bias’ Slows Young Women’s Careers

Women’s career development is slowed by companies’ underestimation of their readiness to assume leadership roles, a Conference Board of Canada (CBC) study concludes. As a result, women lower their career expect...

EEOC Addresses Inequality in STEM Jobs

A lack of qualified women candidates in STEM fields hinders efforts to reduce gender disparity in federal-government jobs in STEM fields, according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) new Wo...

TV Commercial Takes On Office Stereotypes

A TV commercial for hair care products isn’t where you’d expect to see a blunt criticism of gender stereotyping in the business world. But an ad airing in the Philippines offers just that. An assertive man is ...

Gallup Poll: More Women Say They Prefer Male Bosses

A new Gallup poll finds 41% of Americans don’t prefer one gender over the other when asked who they’d prefer to work for. Adults preferring a male boss accounted for 35% of the sample while 23% said they would ...

Are Banking’s Most Powerful Women Really Powerful?

The most powerful women in banking may not have the most power. A New York Times article notes that only three of American Banker’s 11th annual ranking of the 25 “Most Powerful Women in Banking” hold the top sp...

Christine Quinn: Live the Way You Want

Afraid someone will speak ill of you if you’re too “aggressive”? Don’t sweat it, says New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn. In an interview with Refinery29, she was asked her advice for women who are...