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...

Survey: Women More Likely to Make Career Shifts

Women are more willing to make changes in jobs and career paths than are men but the sexes are equally likely to consider themselves successful. These are among the findings of the third “Today’s Professional W...

Catalyst: 2013 Saw No Gains for Women

Women’s representation on Fortune 500 company boards saw no significant gain in 2013, the eighth consecutive year without significant improvement according to Catalyst, the nonprofit organization dedicated to i...

Women Entrepreneurs: 126 Million Strong

There were 126 million women starting or running new businesses in 67 economies at the end of last year according to the Global Entrepreneur Monitor 2012 Women’s Report, for which Babson College is the founding...

Wage Gap for Accountants Persists

Salaries for women accountants average 78% of men’s salaries in 2012, according to the latest Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) survey. The wage gap remains unchanged from 2011 but is wider than found i...

Are Women ‘Rejecting the March Towards Equality’?

Does a slight dip in the percentage of women in the workplace really represent the death of feminism? Britain’s The Times chose to cast it that way. For the first since the end of World War II, the percentage o...

Does a Confidence Gap Hold Women Back?

“Men show more positive perceptions about opportunities and their own capabilities, as well as lower fear of failure,” according to the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report issued in May by Ba...

Ranking the U.S. on the ‘Glass-Ceiling Index’

The United States places 12th among the top 26 developed countries on a “Glass-Ceiling index” devised by British publication The Economist to show where women have the best chance of equal treatment at work. T...

International Women’s Day: Progress Continues

More women are making it into senior management roles than at any time since 2010, with 24% of senior management roles now filled by women. Unfortunately, the United States lags the global average with 20% of t...