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Do Women Value Salary Less Than Do Men?

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Do Women Value Salary Less Than Do Men?

When women are in charge they tend to pay themselves less than do male colleagues, Erik Sherman reports in Fortune. But women take more enjoyment from what they do. A recent study from the London School of Economics, Aston Business School and University of Antwerp looked at 159 “social entrepreneurs” in the United Kingdom. These […]

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Do High-Achieving Women Really Opt Out?

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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 sought to find out, surveying more than 25,000 HBS graduates. Writing in Harvard Business Review, they say they found that “the conventional […]

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Venture Capital’s Uneven Playing Field Revisited

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 of “Women Entrepreneurs 2014: Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital” sponsored by EY, Babson College Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership and The Diana […]

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Confronting Gender Bias in Financial Planning

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Confronting Gender Bias in Financial Planning

The persistent underrepresentation of women among Certified Financial Planners (about 23%) led the CFP Board to launch a Women’s Initiative (WIN) to study the problem. That research now has been released and it finds that women CFPs like their profession but struggle with its pervasive gender biases. Among the potential problems that the CFP white […]

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Women Entrepreneurs: 126 Million Strong

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 and leading sponsor. Additionally it finds 98 million women running established businesses. Women entrepreneurs create jobs as well as businesses. […]

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Wage Gap for Accountants Persists

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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 in 2006 when women earned 80% of men’s salaries. The value of that gap in women’s pay increased to $26,470 from $25,572 […]

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Where Inequality STEMS From

Where Inequality STEMS From

While women make up more than half of the workforce, they hold only 25% of IT jobs. One reason may be that only 18% of women receive their BA’s in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.  Yet these are the areas where most of the good jobs are now and will continue to be. […]

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