Women's Networks

Breaking through the glass ceiling is greatly facilitated when women help other women gain entrance and momentum through the career pipeline. Formal and informal networks are critical for paving the way. NCRW’s Corporate Circle fosters networking among corporate leaders to help them strategize, navigate career paths and develop leadership skills, as well as build new relationships and partnerships across companies and industries. NCRW’s Emerging Leaders Network is another initiative that is reinforcing relationships among young professionals. Our networks can be particularly useful across sectors bringing the latest data, trends and analysis to decision-makers and future leaders.

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%.

The Athena Film Festival -- featuring MISS REPRESENTATION

02/10/2011 - 02/13/2011


Co-founders Melissa Silverstein of Women and Hollywood and Katheryn Kolbert of The Athena Center for Leadership at Barnard College present:

The Athena Film Festival - A Celebration of Women and Leadership at Barnard College

25 shorts, docs and features will unspool over the weekend all focused on women's leadership. The festival aims to foster female participation in every facet of independent and commercial filmmaking. Our message is clear: if the representation of women in mainstream media is going to advance, women need to be behind the scenes.

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Mallika Dutt is the President and CEO of Breakthrough, a global human rights organization that uses the power of media, pop culture and community mobilization to inspire people to take bold action for dignity, equality and justice. Ms. Dutt has served as Program Officer for Human Rights at the Ford Foundation's New Delhi Office and as the Associate Director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership at Rutgers University. She is a founder of SAKHI for South Asian Women. Ms. Dutt is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently serves on Boards of WITNESS, the Open Society Institute US Programs, and Games for Change, and on the Rights Working Group Steering Committee.


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Establishing (& maintaining) Effective Mentorships

By Tunisia L. Riley & Kyla Bender-Baird* 

This past Sunday, the Emerging Leaders Network of NCRW presented an enlightening workshop on establishing effective mentorships. The workshop was comprised of two sets of mentor/mentee relationships including Deborah Siegel, Founding Partner of She Writes, blogger, and author most recently of Sisterhood, Interrupted: From Radical Women to Grrls Gone Wild and her mentee, Courtney Martin, author and blogger for Feministing.com; and Khushbu Srivastava, Independent Strategy Consultant and her mentee Vanessa Singh, SIPA Student at Columbia University.

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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 lrast@regender.org.
Entry is free of charge; cash bar.

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

AMEX Emerging Leaders Program Launch press release

The National Council for Research on Women with support from the American Express Foundation will host a one-year (2010-2011) program to support emerging leaders in the non-profit sector. The 35 fellows will receive mentorship and training in areas such as human resources management, securing organizational resources, and ‘leading from the middle’ (as opposed to top-down strategies). Entitled Building the Next Generation of Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector, the program will train 35 entry- to mid-level managers who were selected out of a pool of more than 250 applicants.  Representing a variety of backgrounds, the 35 selected fellows come from a wide range of organizations including 13 NCRW Member Centers, and 10 different states.

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