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This is why workplace harassment training is so ineffective

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THINKPROGRESS JULY 25, 2018 By Josh Israel Mandatory training about the letter of sexual harassment law doesn’t help and may hurt — but it seems everyone is doing it. It’s a scenario that has become familiar to almost anyone who works in an office. After “recent events around the country,” a well-meaning sexual harassment educator comes in to teach the …

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Leading by example to close the gender pay gap

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Unequal pay between men and women is a persistent problem in the United States. Salesforce, a tech company with 30,000 employees, is doing its part to change that 60 Minutes April 15, 2018 By Lesley Stahl The “Me Too” movement has shaken the workplace to its core. It has such power that it has come to mean more than sexual …

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How four leading UK companies are achieving gender balance

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CMI February 2, 2017 By Michelle Perry Of all the strategies that organisations can employ to ensure a gender-balanced workplace, executives say sponsorship (when a senior executive “sponsors” the development of another member of the team) is one of the most effective – both for promoting women to senior roles, and in terms of the speed with which it can …

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Women Are Less Likely to Apply for Executive Roles If They’ve Been Rejected Before

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Harvard Business Review February 07, 2017 By Raina Brands and Isabel Fernandez-Mateo 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 …

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Why Is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women?

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The Atlantic April 2017 By Liza Mundy One weekday morning in 2007, Bethanye Blount came into work early to interview a job applicant. A veteran software engineer then in her 30s, Blount held a senior position at the company that runs Second Life, the online virtual world. Good-natured and self-confident, she typically wore the kind of outfit—jeans, hoodie, sneakers—that signals …

C-suite gender gap: Leadership training efforts falling short

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Modern Healthcare February 25, 2017 By Maria Castellucci Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health, knew few women in executive leadership positions as she was rising through the ranks during her nearly 40-year healthcare career. Like many senior women managers in the healthcare industry, one of Brinkley’s first major leadership positions was as chief nurse executive of University of …

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Women Matter: Ten years of insights on gender diversity

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McKinsey October 2017 By Georges Desvaux, Sandrine Devillard, Alix de Zelicourt, Cecile Kossoff, Eric Labaye, and Sandra Sancier-Sultan A decade into our research, we highlight key findings—and invite 16 global leaders to look at how to increase gender diversity in corporations and imagine the inclusive company of the future. Globally, women generate 37 percent of global GDP despite accounting for …

Ann Friedman: GOP leader’s ‘everybody’ doesn’t include women

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Gulf Today July 22, 2017 Tribune News Service It’s been a bad week for male separatists. In Washington, D.C., the all-male Republican Senate leadership, which chose not to invite any female senators to their working-group meetings on repealing the Affordable Care Act, watched in frustration as their bill fizzled after those women declined to support it. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch …

First Female Marine Completes Grueling Infantry Officer Course

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NPR September 27, 2017 By Merrit Kennedy For the first time, a female Marine has completed the grueling Infantry Officer Course. The 13-week course is considered one of the toughest in the U.S. military, and one-third of the class dropped out before graduation. The Marines said in a press release that the lieutenant has “asked to keep her identity private.” …