Women & Work
06 May 2014 | Mitch McCrimmon
With the modern work environment emphasizing feminine relationship-building skills to the exclusion of masculine competitive instincts, the idea that women make better leaders than men is gaining ground. But perhaps the reality lies somewhere in the middle.
02 Apr 2014 | Brian Amble
Half of women claim they have experienced bullying or harassment at work over the past three years, according to a survey of 25,000 women, with much of this harassment coming from other women. And the problem extends right up to board level.
24 Feb 2014 | Brian Amble
Far from being dominated by women juggling work and childcare, the ranks of remote workers in the US are overwhelmingly made up of men, a new survey has found.
20 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble
The numbers of women and people from racial minorities serving on America's corporate boards may have increased over the past decade, but the influential elite holding multiple board positions remains a white, male closed-shop. New research explores why.
02 Sep 2013 | Brian Amble
It's often said that many men have a problem with successful women. Well, here's why. According to a study published by the American Psychological Association, a woman's success undermines her partner's sense of self-esteem and trigger men's fears that she will ultimately leave him.
20 Aug 2013 | Brian Amble
British men in management positions stand to earn over £141,500 ($220,000) more in bonuses over the course of their working lifetimes than women doing the same jobs, a new report has found.
04 Feb 2013 | Cindy Wahler
How often do we hear both men and women complain that they feel like they come from two different worlds? Well guess what, we do. But that doesn't mean that both genders can't learn something from the way the other does things.
30 Aug 2012 | Brian Amble
A 10-year study of British companies has found that you are about four times as likely to be appointed as a director if you are a member of the same golf club as a serving member of the board.
29 Aug 2012 | Brian Amble
Most women believe that they face multiple barriers to advancement throughout their careers rather than just a single glass ceiling blocking their entry to the boardroom, according to a new survey by Ernst & Young.
21 Jun 2012 | Brian Amble
It isn't a lack of flexible working or childcare that is stopping women from making it to the top of British organisations. The real reason women are not breaking into leadership positions is a lack of sponsors.
01 Jun 2012 | Brian Amble
There's no shortage of advice out there about how to improve collaboration. But until now, one factor has been largely overlooked: the influence of gender and the role of hormones.
22 May 2012 | Brian Amble
Women working in financial services in the UK earned some 20 per cent less on average than men in 2011, according to research from eFinancialCareers.
05 Apr 2012 | Mary-Louise Angoujard
As the only woman on a board of directors, Helen feels a strong aversion to socialising with her colleagues on golfing days and wine-tasting sessions. But as Mary-Louise Angoujard explains, this is all about organisational politics, not gender.
20 Mar 2012 | Dan Bobinski
The idea of a glass ceiling is real, but it isn't glass and it's not really a ceiling. A more accurate picture might be a tangled web of trip hazards and barriers, notably around gender-based stereotypes.
27 Jun 2011 | Brian Amble
If employers are serious about wanting to encourage women to return to work after having children, one of the most important things they can do is to offer new mothers greater flexibility about when, where and how they work.
08 Jun 2011 | Brian Amble
In an effort to increase the numbers of women staying with the firm after they have children, Ernst & Young has announced a new maternity coaching scheme for staff in the UK are Ireland.
16 May 2011 | Brian Amble
The number of women between the ages of 20 and 34 working in the US finance industry fell by some 20 per cent between 2001 and 2010 according to an analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
24 Feb 2011 | Nic Paton
A British review has suggested that quotas are not the answer to getting more women into the boardroom. Instead, firms need to look at is what will actually work for women rather than aspire to artificial targets.
08 Feb 2011 | Brian Amble
Some things, it seems, never change. According to new research from the UK charity Business in the Community, by far the biggest barrier to women getting senior jobs remains their need to balance work and family.
24 Aug 2010 | Brian Amble
Do women make better bosses? Professor Khalid Aziz, CEO of leadership development consultants the Aziz Corporation, is convinced they do. Women have a less short-termist outlook, are more holistic, big-picture and reasonable, he argues.
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