Women & Work

The invisible woman

21 Mar 2018 | Myra White

Visibility is key to building the type of power that leads to top jobs. Men are masters of this visibility, but women are not. So we won't get more women in leadership positions until they start to step out of the shadows and give themselves and their talents a higher profile.

Confidence boosters for women in business

08 Mar 2017 | Abi Eniola

Studies show the majority of women believe confidence is key to effective leadership, but itís something they struggle with throughout their careers. So what can they do to enhance their presence at senior levels?

Essential attributes of successful women leaders

14 Feb 2017 | Cindy Wahler

Almost all the successful career women who have achieved a seat at the top table have applied their business savvy in two strategic ways that help to position them as leaders who truly makes a mark.

Are women's leadership assumptions holding them back?

24 Mar 2016 | Xiaowei Rose Luo

There has been a lot of discussion about the stereotypes contributing to the lack of women in the c-suite. But one of the biggest obstacles could be their own assumptions about the path theyíre supposed to take.

Gender diversity, culture & performance

11 Jan 2016 | Margaret Kett

Encouraging companies to appointment more women to their boards isn't about quotas, it's a strategic imperative that is changing methods of decision-making and positively influencing management cultures.

Token women?

25 Nov 2015 | Swarnodeep Homroy

Unless female directors are embedded into a companyís decision-making process and can demonstrate their ongoing value, targets designed to increase the proportion of women on boards will remain nothing more than token symbolism.

Cultural challenges for female expats

01 Jun 2015 | Cynthia Stuckey

Nobody finds it easy being thrown into a new culture. But for women, international assignments can be particularly challenging as a result of cultural and gender barriers that their male colleagues simply donít face.

Are women better leaders than men?

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.

Half of women report harassment at work

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.

Flexible workers are overwhelmingly men

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.

Mentoring gap keeping women and minorities out of corporate elite

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.

Why men really feel threatened by successful women

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.

Male managers' bonuses are double those of women

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.

What women and men need to understand about men and women

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.

Who you know still matters

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.

Glass ceiling concept is dead, survey suggests

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.

Women: to get ahead, get a sponsor

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.

Collaboration and gender

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.

Women in finance still paid less than men

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.

A political dilemma

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.