Women's & Girls' Leadership

From prime ministers to grass roots organizers, women and girls are attaining leadership positions in increasing numbers across government, civil society and the economy. But the glass ceiling is still firmly in place in many countries including in the US, where women are still vastly under-represented in government and senior leadership positions.

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Re:Gender Resources

  • AGENDA Annual Conference 2012 external rev March 30
    AGENDA: NCRW Annual Conference 2012 - Agenda-Setting Nationally and Globally: Leveraging Women's...

  • 30 Leaders Who Are Changing the Way the World Looks at Women
    On our 30th Anniversary we are recognizing 30 stellar women from diverse corners of our broad...


  • The Female Vision: Women's Real Power at Work
    At an NCRW expert panel on September 29, 2010 at American Express, authors Sally Helgesen and Julie...

  • Building a Pipeline to Women's Leadership
    NCRW held an expert panel on February 28, 2011 at American Express with senior leaders from...

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Wendy Davis, the over-night liberal and feminist superstar, has pink sneakers. Did you know this fact? Of course you did.
*By Áine Duggan*In his recent  LinkedIn post, PricewaterhouseCooper’s (PwC) Bob Moritz, Chairman and Senior Partner, shares steps...
By Natasha Cline-Thomas*Each year, NCRW hosts an expert roundtable on the afternoon of its Awards Dinner. This year’s program Women 2012:...
At a stellar gathering of leaders from business, philanthropy, government, and non-profits, the National Council for Research on Women will kick off...


  • June 14, 2010

    Forbes:  According to the latest research, only 14 women are self-made billionaires, compared to 665 men, which include the three richest people in the world.


  • June 11, 2010

    CBS: Despite the recent wins by women in several electoral races, sexism and double standards abound, as do differences in ideology and opinions.  

  • June 10, 2010

    Women's groups are upset over the Obama's administration lack of progress on women's issues.  Many activists feel that the administration is not taking enough initiative to move the issues that affect women forward.

  • June 9, 2010

    Newsweek:  In a year in which voters are looking for change, female candidates are dominating the primaries.  Lincoln, Fiorina and Whitman are prominent in this years elections, in which many women are seeming to curry favor solely because...

  • June 9, 2010

    U.S. Department of State: Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues Melanne Verveer gives testimony before the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human...