Advancing Women's Leadership

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.

The Glass Wall

ESPN asks: Women continue to shatter stereotypes as athletes. So how come they can't catch a break as coaches?

URL: 
http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/eticket/story?page=theGlassWall

Panacea or Placebo: Are Women’s Networks Working for Women?

 

URL: 
http://www.simmons.edu/som/docs/insights_34_FINAL.pdf

Discussion Paper - Deutsche Bundesbank: Executive board composition and bank risk taking

 Little is known about how socioeconomic characteristics of executive teams affect corporate governance in banking. Exploiting a unique dataset, we show how age, gender, and education composition of executive teams affect risk taking of financial institutions. First, we establish that age, gender, and education jointly affect the variability of bank performance. Second, we use
difference-in-difference estimations that focus exclusively on mandatory executive retirements and find that younger executive teams increase risk taking, as do board changes that result in a higher proportion of female executives. In contrast, if board changes increase the representation of executives holding Ph.D. degrees, risk taking declines.

URL: 
http://www.bundesbank.de/download/volkswirtschaft/dkp/2012/201203dkp.pdf
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