Business & Entrepreneurship

For businesses that want to compete in the global marketplace, the development of a culturally and internationally competent work force is fundamental to success. Business professionals increasingly seek out international experience as a key to professional development and advancement. The stakes are high, therefore, to ensure that global assignments are both readily available and successful. Yet women lag behind men in taking on international transfers, and the hurdles they face – “trailing” spouses, competing family and community responsibilities, inadequate training, challenging timetables and disadvantages on repatriation – are generally more numerous for women than for men. Through NCRW’s network, professionals and HR leaders are provided with the information they need to develop a business case for change as well as best practices for developing a more diversified talent pool.

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Blog Posts

By Linda Basch, PhD* This morning, I had the opportunity to hear Véronique Morali, President of the Global Women’s Forum at...
By Linda Basch, PhD*On Wednesday, I attended the 2011 Breakfast of Champions for an overflow audience at the New York Stock Exchange organized by the...
*By Kate MeyerLast week Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls, and Preeta Bansal...

News

  • October 1, 2010

    U.S. Banker: Women make up over 50% of the labor force in the financial industry, but only 16.8 percent of executive officers, and only 16.4% of board members. Companies are working to raise those numbers, as the U.S. lags behind some countries.


  • September 30, 2010

    Reuters: Islamic finance and wealth held by women is growing rapidly in the Gulf, yet there are few women involved in business or working as female Islamic scholars advising financial firms on sharia-compliance. With a shortage of scholars looming...


  • September 19, 2010

    Bloomberg: Goldman Sachs, the well known investment bank, is facing a sexual discrimination lawsuit from three women who held high ranking positions in the company.   The women faced a hostile workplace, lack of promotions and raises in...


  • September 16, 2010

  • UK Govt May Look At Quotas For Women Directors
    September 10, 2010

    Wall Street Journal: With only 7-12% of female board members, the UK government is considering enforcing quotas in orde rto increase the number of women on the boards of listed companies.  Government officials will be looking at Norways quota...