Women Chairs: Who Does the Work?

by Julie Graber | on 27 Mar 2020

Research found that women directors step into leadership positions on boards up to two years faster than men. Is this a sign or progress or is it just a way to keep them busy?

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A Token for Vice President?

by Julie Graber | on 25 Mar 2020

Joe Biden recently made a commitment to pick a woman as his running mate (and also promised to nominate an African-American woman to the Supreme Court if given the opportunity - can you really call them tokens?

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When Women Seek Power

by Julie Graber | on 18 Mar 2020

Explaining the trajectory of Elizabeth Warren’s presidential run will undoubtedly be a hot topic in the post-mortems of this election cycle. A recent Guardian’s article on Warren's departure from the race suggested that Warren faced a common challenge for any woman seeking an executive role, whether it’s in business or politics. It's the problem we have with ceding to woman the power that comes from the position they're in - it's our problem with female authority.

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The Upside of Ticking a Box

by Julie Graber | on 17 Mar 2020

Another day, another article finding fault with efforts to encourage greater diversity on boards and in the workplace. This recent one, The problem with diversity targets in the workplace trots out the same old excuse - that targets, quotas, or requirements reduce diversity initiatives to ticking the box to fulfill the requirement. And we all know what that means: unqualified diversity hires. (Cue the scary music.)

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