A Sacred Cow: Salary Negotiations

by Julie Graber | on 5 Mar 2019

The topic was the gender pay gap, and the focus was salary negotiations. As in how to do it. Specifically, how to teach women to do it.

Here’s the problem: it’s not that women don’t know how to negotiate…

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Nonprofit Boards: Maybe Not a Pipeline

by Julie Graber | on 18 Feb 2019

I have to confess that I cringe a little every time I hear someone suggest that women who are interested in serving on a corporate board should seek experience on a nonprofit board as part of their journey.

Not that it’s necessarily a bad idea, but it may not be the best idea.

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What gets measured...

by Julie Graber | on 15 Feb 2019

What gets measured gets done.

It’s a popular catchphrase in business these days. All too often, however, it’s the inverse that accurately describes what takes place

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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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