Women, Men Share Views on the Glass Ceiling

The Boston Globe convened two roundtables to discuss the glass ceiling, the lack of female top exectuives and other workplace issues important to women. One group was all women, the other all men. The two group...

Are Women to Blame for the Glass Ceiling?

“Enough about the glass ceiling,” Lindsay Broder writes at Entrepreneur.com. “That sounds like victimhood to me. Women do have control, and in some ways, are to blame for the glass ceiling's continued existence...

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...

Do Women Fail to Reach the Top or Just Lean Out?

Barnard College President Debora L. Spar asks why women’s rate of professional advance “has been slower—much, much slower than anyone really expected” since the days of the feminist revolution. Why has it happe...

Time to Stop Talking About the ‘Glass Ceiling’?

Dr. S. Georgia Nugent, president of Kenyon College, says it’s time for women to reflect on strategies for women, not barriers. “A sense of humor, a strong spine and a supportive network can take you much furthe...

Can Quotas Beat the ‘Old Boy Network’?

Britain should institute quotas to ensure that women are fairly represented in boardrooms, says Frances O’Grady. Her opinion matters: She is the first woman to serve as general secretary of the Trades Union Con...

No Growth in Women’s Leadership…Again

Women’s share of board seats was stuck at 16.6% in 2012, the seventh straight year of no growth, according to researcher Catalyst. Also showing no change was women’s 14.3% share of executive officer positions, ...

Nine Rules for Women

Education, talent and hard work alone aren’t enough to help most women move up the corporate ranks, Julie Steinberg writes in the Wall Street Journal. Women held just 14.1% of executive officer positions in 201...