There are many reasons why women and men aren’t equally represented at the top.  One is that women aren’t adequately sponsored or mentored. Harvard Business Review recently cited data from the Working Mother Research Institute that supports this notion. While 48 percent of men say they were given detailed information on career paths in the last 24 […]

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One reason women are underrepresented at the top of corporations is that they lack sponsors and mentors among men in leadership roles.  It’s no secret that a well-placed sponsor and mentor can influence one’s career trajectory.  Here are three things Harvard Business Review recommends to male leaders. Identify high-potential diverse talent.  Be intentional about finding women who bring […]

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For more women to climb to the top of the corporate ladder, more men must sponsor them.  If you’ve already identified your protégé, set her up with a stretch project.  Make sure she understands how it will help her and the company.   Then, according to Harvard Business Review: Provide development and support.  Invest time, expertise, resources and money […]

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A recent study published in the Sage Journal on Human Relations asserts that women are less effective at networking for two reasons. Women struggle with the idea of exploiting social ties and they undersell their own value when engaged in networking activities. Researchers interviewed 37 high-profile women leaders in Germany and found that they view […]

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Research conducted at University of Buffalo School of Management confirms that gender bias is still a big issue for women seeking c-level positions. Communal, nurturing traits that women are more likely to display aren’t viewed as leader-like. We still award dominating male behaviors with leadership roles, even when team-building skills are lacking. If you’re a […]

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Traditional thinking has always been that men are bigger risk takers than women. But research from England’s University of Exeter and the University of Melbourne, in Australia, is challenging that notion. Dr. Thekla Morgenroth, the study’s author, says we believe men are bigger risk takers because risk is typically measured using masculine behaviors. High stakes […]

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