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Alibaba’s gender diversity puts Silicon Valley to shame

Alibaba’s gender diversity puts Silicon Valley to shame | Diversity in management | Scoop.it
Even before Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's IPO in New York later this year, it can clearly be counted as one of the country's, if not the world's, most-successful tech start-ups. It's worth noting that the company's fast-growth history includes something most of its Silicon Valley rivals lack—women. Of the company's 18 founding partners, 6 are...
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A concrete example of the advantages of gender diversity. Silicon Valley and many others can learn from this.

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11 Leadership Lessons Men Can Learn From Women

11 Leadership Lessons Men Can Learn From Women | Diversity in management | Scoop.it
Q. In your opinion, what is one important leadership trait that male leaders can learn from women in business? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program…
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Women are different from men, Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) has asked their members in what way and collected 11 leadership lessons men could learn from women.

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Labels Against Women | #ShineStrong Pantene - YouTube

Does gender bias still exist? If the answer is no, then why is it that women who take charge tend to be called bossy, whereas men who do the same is just doi...
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Pantene has made a surprising ad where a few stereotypes about men and women often in business situations are being shown. A first step towards reduction of the gender gap is making people (men and women) aware of these biases. Please do watch this ad, and share it.

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The Female Board Member Experiment

The Female Board Member Experiment | Diversity in management | Scoop.it
Norwegian “golden skirts” weigh law’s progress, 10 years in.

Via Armelle Loghmanian
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I agree with Nadia al-Sakkaf that Norway has to live up to its reputation. Scandinavian countries are doing much better than the rest of the world and although even there there is still a long way to go other countries will follow.

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The Confidence Gap

The Confidence Gap | Diversity in management | Scoop.it
Evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. Here's why, and what to do about it.
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Confidence is important if you want to achieve anything. This paper shows some case studies and scientific research and right up to the end gives insight on how men and women think and act differently where confidence is concerned.

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Battle for Women in the Boardroom Masks Fight for Equal Pay

Battle for Women in the Boardroom Masks Fight for Equal Pay | Diversity in management | Scoop.it
Breaking the glass ceiling means more than increasing boardroom pioneers such as Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer
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The battle of getting more women on boards is the most visible and is used by some companies to show they are working on the gender gap. However the question of equal pay and getting more women in the less visible management levels of companies is forgotten or at least pushed to the background. As I have so often heard already, there is still a long way to go. There are many 'battles' that need to be fought at the same time to reduce the gender gap and increase diversity in management.

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The Power of I Don't Know

The Power of I Don't Know | Diversity in management | Scoop.it
As the boss, you're expected to have an answer for every situation. But as advertising exec Curt Hanke explains, sometimes acknowledging that you don't know it all can be the best move for your business.

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My experience is that in different companies and cultures the approach should be different. Sometimes (mainly in anglosaxon cultures) it's ok to say to your team you don't know, tell me. However in more latin cultures when you say you don't know you can lose all confidence of your staff. Your staff's reaction is often: you're supposed to know it all, so what am I to do if you don't? It is all in the way of bringing the message. Some cultures are more open to empowerment than others.

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Are you courageous enough to day "I Don't Know"?

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Joining Boards: It's Not Just Who You Know That Matters

Joining Boards: It's Not Just Who You Know That Matters | Diversity in management | Scoop.it
How to ensure that corporate boards have the right balance of skills.

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Interesting insight. Especially the comment on telecom sector.

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