News & Insights about Closing the Leadership Gender Gap

Male Allies in STEM: How to Recognize Them & How to Become One

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This blog is a departure in this way. Because it is a capstone for one of our Reverse Mentoring programs, it is a compilation of articles written by women and men on what it takes to be a great male ally for women in STEM. And rather than focus on who male allies are, the positions they hold or an academic definition of the term "male ally," here we focus on what male allies (and others) do to support the creation of level playing fields for women (especially those in STEM).

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Topics: Gender Dynamics, Closing the Gender Gap, Mentoring, STEM

In Case You Missed It: June 2018 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out. 

We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 

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In Case You Missed It: May 2018 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out. 

We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 

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Privacy Policy Update

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In Case You Missed It: April 2018 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out. 

We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 

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Here is a Key to Closing the Gender Gap at the Top... Gender Dynamics

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Here's a fact about closing the leadership gender gap that might surprise you.

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Gender Dynamics, Diversity & Inclusion, Managers Mindsets

These Are the Best U.S. Cities for Working Women in 2018

Today's blog post comes from our friends Brittney Laryea & Kali McFadden at MagnifyMoney & Lending Tree. Their new study focuses on the best U.S. cities for working women in 2018. They used the 50 largest metros to figure out where the average working woman has the best (and worst) opportunity for equal pay and advancement in the workplace.

Do you live in one of these metro areas? 

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap

How Will You Observe Equal Pay Day? 

Equal Pay Day in the United States is 10 April this year, but what does this actual mean? On the surface it means that the average woman in the United States needs to work 15 months to earn the same amount that their male peers earn in 12. But this does not paint the full picture. 

Photo courtesy of EqualPayToday.org

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Topics: Closing the Gender Gap, Gender Dynamics, Women of Color

In Case You Missed It: March 2018 Edition

On a timely basis we curate fabulous articles about closing the leadership gender gap on our Facebook page, LinkedIn Leading Women group and company page, and also Tweet them out. 

We then share the the best of the best here on our blog! 

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Women's History Month Reading List 2018: The 10 most popular articles from the Leading Women Blog

Leadership Lessons: Mary Barra, CEO General Motors

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One of 2013's top stories for women in leadership was to see Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors become the first woman CEO of any auto company! Mary's route to the top is similar in many ways to other Fortune 500 women. Like most F500 women CEOs, Mary:

  • Is married.
  • Is a mother (two teenagers).
  • Has a Bachelor's degree (electrical engineering) and a Masters (MBA).
  • Has held both line and staff jobs - including a stint as Chief HR Officer, running an assembly plant and as EVP of global product development
  • She's known for her interpersonal skills and team focus, cut-to-the-chase style and focus on the customer

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