The Start-up Chronicles – Playing by the Rules (Part 1)

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Built By She Journal September 27, 2017 By Jenifer Maxwel Keeping it all Together When it comes to the rules, there are too many, amirite? I mean who can keep up? You got your best business practices and your social media. There’s the general rules of social etiquette (or as I like to practice it, social awkwardness). You got your …

Is Gender Diversity Profitable Evidence from a Global Survey

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Peterson Institute of Economics
Marcus Noland, Tyler Moran, and Barbara Kotschwar

Analysis of a global survey of 21,980 firms from 91 countries suggests that the presence of women in corporate leadership
positions may improve firm performance. This correlation could reflect either the payoff to nondiscrimination or the
fact that women increase a firm’s skill diversity. Women’s presence in corporate leadership is positively correlated with
firm characteristics such as size as well as national characteristics such as girls’ math scores, the absence of discriminatory
attitudes toward female executives, and the availability of paternal leave. The results find no impact of board
gender quotas on firm performance, but they suggest that the payoffs of policies that facilitate women rising through the
corporate ranks more broadly could be significant.

3 Female Former Employees Sue Google Over Alleged Gender Pay Discrimination

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NPR September 15, 2017 By Merrit Kennedy Systematically paying women less than men. Promoting them more slowly. And denying them opportunities. These are the allegations in a lawsuit against Google filed Thursday in San Francisco on behalf of three female former employees. They’re seeking class-action status to sue on behalf of all women employed by Google in California over the …

Flexible men result in successful women

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Women whose male partners take advantage of flexible working hours see a significant increase in their own earnings. University of Oxford July 26, 2017 Research conducted by Dr Laura Langner at the University of Oxford’s Department of Sociology investigated changes in heterosexual couples’ hourly wages once one partner enters work-hour flexibility. The study found that once men started working flexible …

Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

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Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame. The Atlantic September 2017 Issue, updated on August 3, 2017 Olga Khazan The bitches, as Shannon saw it, came in three varieties. She categorized them on her personal blog, in a post titled “Beware the Female BigLaw Partner.” First was the “aggressive bitch”—a certain kind of high-ranking woman at …

How These Female High-Tech Company Employees Fought For Gender Equity — And Won

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Forbes January 17, 2017 MeiMei Fox, Contributor Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Last year, a small group of empowered female employees at DialogTech, a digital marketing company, started meeting monthly to discuss challenges they faced in their day-to-day jobs and share experiences as women in a predominantly male workplace. But after a few months, they decided that …

L’Oréal’s Problem With Men

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The cosmetics maker has a great track record drawing female employees—so great that now it’s aggressively trying to attract men for balance. Bloomberg Businessweek September 6, 2017, updated September 6, 2017 By Laura Colby In his frst assignment for L’Oréal, Rob Imig spent 10 months pitching a shu uemura lipstick to beauty editors across the country. The editors—all women—often reacted …