Amid Gender Gap Talk, Mentor Network Emerges For Women In Health, Bio Alex Lash | Xconomy It’s been more than a year since an infamous party with hired models in cocktail dresses captured the biotech community’s attention at the 2016 J.P. Morgan conference. There has been plenty of talk since about closing biotech’s notable gender gap. At..
Throughout history, successful companies, thriving economies and prosperous communities have been characterized by their openness to diverse ideas and their commitment to inclusion. Yet despite progress in many areas, the evidence shows that there is much more work to be done, particularly in achieving true gender parity in all levels of business. While it is..
U.S. business suffers from a gender paradox. Studies show companies with gender parity on boards and in the executive ranks outperform male-dominated ones. Yet, women represent only 9 percent of top management positions and 5 percent of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. University of Michigan business law professor Cindy Schipani and colleague Terry Dworkin of..
Board diversity trends Shifting demographics in the United States have brought diversity to the forefront of issues on the minds of C-suite executives and corporate boards. As the population of the United States continues to diversify, companies may need to determine ways to gain more diversity of thought, experience, and background in both management as..
The case for gender diversity is compelling, but McKinsey research—including a new report, Women Matter 2016: Reinventing the workplace to unlock the potential of gender diversity—shows many companies are struggling to ensure women are represented fairly in top management. Progress toward parity remains slow. In Western Europe, only 17 percent of executive-committee members are women, and women comprise just..
Mentors are great because they love to impart wisdom, usually of their own volition. Most often, mentors share life advice and leadership skills that they’ve acquired through experience. No matter what problem you’re facing, a mentor can be your best resource. Not only can they provide unbiased advice, they can also provide a wealth of..
Although women make up 40% of the global workforce, they hold only 24% of senior management roles around the world — a figure that has not changed significantly over the past decade. Of chief executive officers of S&P 500 firms, only about 5% are women. Why aren’t more talented women moving up? Researchers have pointed to an array of reasons, from explicit..
Many companies are failing their senior-level women, a new study has concluded. Researchers at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm, have found that about three-quarters (69%) of companies generate lower levels of employee engagement among senior women than their male counterparts. To obtain those results, BCG analyzed factors that contribute to engagement levels..
David Cohen, with the help of Jon Bradford and Brad Feld, wrote a Mentor Manifesto to articulate the values and characteristics of mentorship in the Techstars community. There are some great tips: Be socratic. Expect nothing in return (you’ll be delighted with what you do get back). Be authentic / practice what you preach. Be..