Women are making strides in the workplace but the numbers are still stagnating across management and line positions. One of the keys to increased success is offering strong mentoring programs, but many women struggle to find influential supporters who can help navigate organizational power structures. Professional mentoring remains an important strategic tool for companies to attract and retain a diverse workforce and to move talent upward through the management structure. Women and men mentors and sponsors are essential for supporting women’s career advancement whether in corporations, academia, small businesses, philanthropy or the nonprofit sector.

Michigan Women's Leadership Index (WLI)

The Michigan Women's Leadership Index (WLI) is released biennially by Inforum Center for Leadership - the research and education arm of Inforum. The WLI is a data-based instrument used to measure the presence of women executives in the highest leadership positions of the top 100 publicly-held companies headquartered in Michigan (Index 100).

Texas Conference for Women

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Join Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, America Ferrera, Rose Mapendo, Cindy McCain, and Lisa Niemi Swayze for the Texas Conference for Women (at the George R. Brown Convention Center). Hosted by Texas First Lady Anita Perry, it will feature keynote panels as well as a small business boot camp for women entrepreneurs. To receive a special NCRW discount, click the pdf below.


HFR Women-managed Funds 2000-2009

Chicago-based, Hedge Fund Research Inc., the premier source for data in the hedge fund sector, tracked the progress of women-managed funds from 2000 to May 2009. They found that, since inception, women-owned funds have delivered an average annual return of 9.06% compared with only 5.82% among a broader composite of hedge funds. Not only do women-owned funds consistently report stronger returns, they have also fared better in the financial crisis. HFR found that during the downturn last year, women-owned funds went down 9.61% while all other funds dropped 19.03%.

Emerging Leaders Networking @ Papillon, NYC

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The Emerging Leaders Network of the National Council for Research on Women invites you to an exclusive networking event for young professional women in the New York City area.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 from 6-9 pm
at Papillon Bistro & Bar
22 East 54th Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues
New York City

Please RSVP to Lisa Rast at
Entry is free of charge; cash bar.

For more information about the Emerging Leaders Network, click here.

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