September 2, 2014

How to be a Game Changer

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Women are often told not to play the business game by the same rules as the men. We don’t fare well when we do. But what are we supposed to do? Birute gives us an awesome example of what a female game changer looks and acts like. Go Celeste! (and Jane!) – InPower Editors Be […]

Research Summary: Gender Based Negotiation Styles

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Title: Reversing the Gender Gap in Negotiations Study: Reversing the Gender Gap in Negotiations: An Exploration of Stereotype Regeneration (Laura J. Kray, Adam D. Galinsky, Leigh Thompson. Elsevier 2000) Finding: Women outperform men in negotiation styles when they are told that feminine traits are linked with success and masculine traits are linked with ineffectiveness. Note about The […]

Why Women Don’t Make Less than Men [Infographic]

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We hear a lot about the pay gap and there certainly is one. The official data says women earn $0.77 to the dollar that men do, but what we’re learning is that the pay gap isn’t all about discrimination. The choices women make matter too. Nothing is all or nothing! – InPower Editors Source: TopManagementDegrees.com […]

Research Summary: Women in Philanthropy Have A Big Impact

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Title: Women in Philanthropy Have A Big Impact Study:  The 2011 Study of High Net Worth Women’s Philanthropy (Osili and Mesch, The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University 2011) Finding: Women are actively involved with the charities they support. Note about The Woman Effect Research Index: This study was performed by researchers not affiliated with InPower […]

What Will it Take to Make a Woman President?

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Countries all over the world, from the Argentina to the U.K. have had elected women leaders, and yet in the United States it still seems a dream. Almost as remote a possibility to some as having an African-American president! Shana reviews a book that examines why the U.S. may be so backward in this area, […]

Women’s Corporate Exodus to Entrepreneurship

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Open Letter to Corporate Leadership: I want to dispel a myth that still circulates in our economy when people try to explain why the percentage of women on the management track plummets from 53% of the entry-level workforce to 20% or less in leadership. The myth goes something like this: “Women get to childbearing age […]

Research Summary: Women in the Workforce (BLS Data)

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  Study: Women in the Labor Force – A Databook (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013) Finding: Women’s participation in the workforce is vibrant, substantial and growing. Note about The Woman Effect Research Index: This study was performed by researchers not affiliated with InPower Women. Our Research Index includes all relevant research to the subject of […]

6 Lessons Learned on the Work Life Jungle Gym

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Sheryl Sandberg contributed many valuable insights to professional women in her book, Lean In. The one that hit me most squarely was her analogy of a career as a jungle gym instead of a ladder. Truer words have never been written, and I think this is a major contribution to the discussion of work-life “balance.” […]

Co-opting Post-Sexist Gender Bias to Retain Top Talent

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Have you ever taken Karate? I took two classes, not enough to retain any physical benefit, but I learned one thing I still keep with me 30 years later: when we take advantage of natural forces to create change, change happens more smoothly and comfortably. Recent research out of Harvard may just hold the key […]

Research Says: If You’re Going To Be A Leader, Act Like One!

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  Study: If You’e Going To Be A Leader, At Least Act Like It! Prejudice Towards Women Who Are Tentative In Their Roles (British Journal of Psychology, 2013) Finding: Women are penalized less than they used to be for being assertive leaders, but we still get dinged for being too tentative. Note about The Woman Effect Research […]