Business & Entrepreneurship

Women currently make up 15 percent of corporate management, 16 percent of law partners, and less than 3 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs. NCRW and its partners are working to improve these numbers as they work toward a critical mass, often viewed as 30 percent representation, across sectors to benefit the economy and society through women’s talents and perspectives. Without sufficient numbers, women’s ideas, views and analyses risk being marginalized or perceived as representing a narrow minority. With greater access to opportunities and positions of influence, the likelihood of acceptance and professional success for women and people of color increases.

Re:Gender Resources

  • ACTION BRIEF: The Gender Equality Project


  • Robin Ely: Drilling in the Gulf - Risk, Safety, and the Culture of Masculinity
    Presentation: Drilling in the Gulf:  Risk, Safety, and the Culture of MasculinityRobin J. Ely...

  • 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...

Member Organizations


Blog Posts

By Rosa Cho, Writer & Researcher                              ...
Since 1960, when women only accounted for 39 percent of the undergraduate population, women’s relative numbers in college have steadily...
Is there a true need or preference for more women in leadership positions?
Our Listening Tour continued this week with a visit to the Center for Research on Women (CROW) at The University of Memphis and some...
A study in January 2012 Chronicle of Philanthropy found 82% of nonprofit employees would seek new employment if the economy were better.  Where...


  • April 18, 2012

     A new CNN/ORC International poll shows that most Americans now think the number of women in the workplace is a good thing for children of working mothers, which is a significant change from attitudes on that topic in the 1980s and...

  • April 17, 2012

     Guest post by Sandra Fluke encouraging an end to the gender pay gap.

  • April 17, 2012

    Recent Census data indicates that women earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men--but for women of color, that wage gap is even higher.

  • April 9, 2012

     In Tech Crunch, Eileen Burbidge asks IBM CEO Virginia Rometty “Why have you not pulled your company’s sponsorship?” from the U.S. Masters.

  • April 9, 2012

    Virginia Rometty appeared at the U.S. Masters golf tournament in a pink jacket, not the green associated with membership in the male-only Augusta National typically bestowed on IBM CEOs, the AP reports.