What LeanIn.org and McKinsey Know About Women

Don’t buy the idea the women are underrepresented at the top because they leave business at higher rates than men or because women have difficulties balancing work and life demands. The truth is that “women fac...

Is the Gender Gap a Perception Problem?

Are women underrepresented in most high-levels in organizations because of a difference in core life goals women and men hold? Research conducted by three Harvard Business School faculty members—Francesca Gino,...

More Women Have Advanced Degrees and Families

Highly educated women’s lives have changed significantly in the past two decades, according to a new study from Pew Research Center reported in the New York Times. Specifically, it finds that more women with po...
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What Makes American Women Entrepreneurs Different?

Women entrepreneurs in the U.S. who have run their businesses less than three years would tell their younger selves, “Trust your instincts, start small and don’t worry and enjoy yourself more.” That’s very diff...

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 ...

Do High-Achieving Women Really Opt Out?

What are the real differences between high-achieving men and women? In honor of the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard Business School (HBS), Robin Ely, Pamela Stone and Colleen Ammerman soug...

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...

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...

Women Continue to Follow People-Focused Careers

Women still gravitate to people-oriented rather professions despite the strides in ending gender stereotyping made since 1972, according to new research. Thing-oriented professions such as engineering continue ...

Best and Worst Countries for Female Entrepreneurship

The United States again ranks as the best place for female entrepreneurship in the second annual Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Developmental Index (GEDI), commissioned by Dell. Australia had the second-hig...