Kathy Cloninger, CEO of Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., and an NCRW Board member, received an honorary doctorate from Texas A&M University. On Saturday, May 14, 2011 Cloninger was presented her honorary degree and served as the keynote commencement speaker for the undergraduate ceremonies.
Cloninger has more than two decades in Girl Scouting include service as a CEO with Girl Scout councils in Tennessee, Texas, and Colorado; as national management consultant for GSUSA; and as a participant in groundbreaking task groups strategizing on girls' well-being. She was also an executive grant-maker at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, CEO of two YWCA branches in Texas, and a career development consultant.
Cloninger serves as secretary of the board of directors of the National Assembly of Human Services, on the national boards of American Humanics and the National Council for Research on Women, and on advisory boards for America's Promise, See Jane, and the National Association of Corporate Boards. She is a founder of Tennessee's Association of Nonprofit Executives. She has received numerous awards, including Nonprofit CEO of the Year 2000 from the Center for Nonprofit Management and the NCCJ Human Relations Award.
Does gender discrimination exist at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.?
That is the question this week after three women filed a lawsuit seeking class-action status against the firm. The 72- page complaint chronicles their experiences while at Goldman. As a former Goldman partner, I am upset by their accounts.
On paper, began Linda Basch, President of the National Council for Research on Women, the numbers look good. Yet, said Basch, “The glass ceiling remains virtually shatterproof. We’ve reached stasis in too many areas.” The National Council for Research on Women, along with the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, Catalyst, Demos, Women’s Forum, Inc., and Women 4 Citi hosted “The Power of Women’s Leadership” to explore the lack of women in leadership positions, why we need them there, and how to fix it.
Despite the expansive gender gap in investment management, research suggests that the small universe of women managing assets are dramatically outperforming their benchmarks, most notably in down markets. This article highlights NCRW's Women in Fund Management report, exploring gender differences in risk management, and asking women fund managers to respond to the research results. Finally, the article explores why so few women reach the upper ranks of fund management, and ways to encourage more women to enter the industry.