Archive for December, 2013

‘Unconscious Bias’ Slows Young Women’s Careers

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‘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 expectations, harming both their own advancement and the companies where they work. “This ‘unconscious bias’ means young women are consistently underestimated and overlooked, right from […]

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EEOC Addresses Inequality in STEM Jobs

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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 Women’s Work Group report. Women hold 31% of information technology jobs in the federal government, 28% in physical-science positions and just 15% in engineering and […]

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Catalyst: 2013 Saw No Gains for Women

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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 improving opportunities for women and business. Women hold just 16.9% of board seats at the largest U.S. companies and fill only 14.9% of CEO positions. Catalyst says […]

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Editorial About Women and STEM Sparks Debate

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Editorial About Women and STEM Sparks Debate

A New York Times editorial published Dec. 10, 2013, about the lack of women and minorities in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields has brought quick responses in support and in opposition. The newspaper’s editorial board wrote that America is falling behind other developed countries in math and science because “we have effectively […]

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Mary Barra is General Motors’ First Female CEO

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Mary Barra is General Motors’ First Female CEO

General Motors Corp. has named Mary Barra its CEO, effective Jan. 15, 2014. Barra, 51, who had been the firm’s executive vice president for global product development, will be the first woman to serve as CEO of any major U.S. automaker. Barra was GM’s first female “car czar,” overseeing design, engineering, program management and quality-improvement […]

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TV Commercial Takes On Office Stereotypes

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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 “boss”; an assertive woman is “bossy” in one vignette. Another portrays the stereotypical difference between “assertive” men and […]

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Jennifer Lee, ‘Frozen’ Break Disney’s Glass Ceiling

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Jennifer Lee, ‘Frozen’ Break Disney’s Glass Ceiling

Jennifer Lee (l.) is the first woman to direct an animated feature film for the Walt Disney studio, which has been in the business since 1937. Lee wrote the screenplay for “Frozen,” the latest Disney animated film and also served as its co-director with Chris Buck. Running at many theaters before “Frozen” is an animated […]

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Meet 15 Women Who Succeeded Their Way

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Meet 15 Women Who Succeeded Their Way

Kelsey Falter (l.), one of 15 female entrepreneurs profiled by online magazine Tech Cocktail, advises women to “believe that succeeding is part meritocracy, part hard work, and part luck. By focusing on the users or customers you serve, the products you launch, and the people you surround yourself with, you will be equipped with the […]

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