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I have two daughters who believe they can be whomever they want to be. I spend my days supporting women in the pursuit of their dreams and the shattering of glass ceilings. Yet much of my inspiration comes from early memories of my father conquering any obstacle with charisma, wit and unwavering will. While he wasn’t a feminist by any stretch, he believed in the power of his daughters and the world they were capable of bettering.
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Laura W. Geller is senior editor of strategy+business. Follow Email After rising steadily for the past seven years, the number of women in the boardroom actually fell in 2016. According to Heidrick & Struggles’ latest Board Monitor study (PDF), women filled 27.8 percent of the open boardroom seats at Fortune 500 companies in 2016, down from 29.8 percent in 2015. Last year was the first time the percentage had fallen since 2009.
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The private sector has a pivotal role to play in achieving gender equality at a global, societal level, according to deputy executive director UN Women and co-chair of the policy strategy group World We Want 2030, Ravi Karkara. Karkara, who is also senior advisor on strategic partnerships and advocacy to the UN's assistant secretary general and is listed in BNP Paribas and The Telegraph’s top 10 global diversity experts, was speaking at the first People Space Leaders event (the membership-based learning and development network of The People Space). “The private sector is one of the biggest influencers in ...
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The venture capital industry’s corrosive gender bias, on full display in the past few months, has already cost one of its most valuable new companies billions of dollars; brought about the dissolution of one partnership; and forced the resignation of one of its most public spokesmen. It’s also been on display at our own TechCrunch Disrupt New York conference (more on that later).…
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Gender parity is a recurring topic in the consulting profession, as it is in many others. According to Consulting Magazine, women comprise roughly 25 percent of the consulting workforce – significantly less than the 47 percent female representation in the overall U.S. labor force. Why the disparity? Is is that the demands of consulting —travel and long hours ? don’t align with perceived feminine goals such as starting a family?
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