Gender Diversity & Innovation

by Julie Graber | on 12 Feb 2019

A number of studies have looked at how the presence of women on corporate boards (and in senior management) impacts company performance, and many cases, have found a direct, positive relationship between gender diversity and the level of innovation in the firm as the “mediating variable.”

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Planning Your 2019 Women's Leadership Programs

by Julie Graber | on 7 Feb 2019

Women’s History Month is right around the corner but it’s not too late to schedule a workshop or program that your organization will find rewarding and inspiring.

But don’t limit yourself to March.

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Women in Leadership: latest news and research

by Julie Graber | on 25 Oct 2017

Tons of news links: Women on boards; Still so far to go; In and out of the courtroom; No end in sight; and Quick takes.

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Glaciers, Snails & Women on Boards

by Julie Graber | on 14 Feb 2017

I read a new one over the weekend.

It came from Robert Reed of the Chicago Tribune, referencing the recent report from the Alliance for Board Diversity showing only limited change in the percentage of corporate board seats held by women and minorities since 2012.

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Women on Boards: Where We Stand

by Julie Graber | on 19 Nov 2016

My presentation notes from the 2020 Women on Boards National Conversation at Otterbein University in Columbus, Ohio.

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Why So Few Women: The Problem Is...

by Julie Graber | on 26 Sep 2016

I like to read anything by Carol Bacchi I can get my hands on.

Bacchi, a political scientist and feminist theorist, developed a public policy analysis tool that looks at how problems are defined within proposed or adopted public policies (“what’s the problem represented to be?” or WPR).

Bacchi argues that problems don’t exist outside of policies or in a vacuum, but that policies actually define problems in very specific ways. So if this is the policy, what does it say about how have we defined the problem?

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Developing Women Leaders

by Julie Graber | on 3 Aug 2016

The June issue of the Journal of Management Education included a rich discussion of women’s leadership development programs (WLDP). The articles included a review of key themes from the latest research on WLDPs as well as recommendations for WLDP programs going forward.

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Paid Leave: It's Not the Company, It's the Country

by Julie Graber | on 26 Feb 2016

The company shall remain nameless. Suffice it to say that is was a US-headquartered organization that operates globally. The headline indicated that said company was going to offer 26 weeks of maternity leave for women employees, and its competitors were expected to follow suit.

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Is Correlation Enough When It Comes to Women on Boards?

by Julie Graber | on 29 Jul 2014

Numerous studies have documented the direct, positive correlation between the participation of women on the boards and senior management teams and overall organizational performance.

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"Fixing" Women

by Julie Graber | on 18 Jun 2014

They are messages that play well with women - believe in yourself, speak up, don’t take it personally. Use strong words to describe yourself - smart, intelligent, innovative, not loyal & reliable. Don’t be afraid to take a risk - learn from failure. Don’t start every sentence with I’m sorry. Ask for that raise.

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