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Sex and Power 2013: Who Runs Britain? - The Fawcett Society

Sex and Power 2013: Who Runs Britain? - The Fawcett Society | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
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Annabel Kaye's comment, March 15, 2013 6:30 AM
We need to continue the push forward - if we get complacent we can only slip backwards
Feminomics - gender balanced leadership
New perspectives on leadership from a gender perspective - and its relevance to business, politics, economics, the environment and home.
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Are male middle managers the key to gender equality? | Fresh Business Thinking

Are male middle managers the key to gender equality? | Fresh Business Thinking | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Male middle managers could be the key improving gender equality in business, according to a report by the Cranfield School of Management.
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The report reveals four practices that these managers must engage in for change to happen in their organisations. They are: celebrating and encouraging women; calling out biases and making them visible; championing and defending gender initiates to men and women and challenging existing work practices.

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Gender pay gap and lack of access to education driving UK inequality

Gender pay gap and lack of access to education driving UK inequality | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
World Economic Forum report on fostering equality has Britain underperforming compared to other advanced economies
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How Startups Are Using Tech To Try And Fight Workplace Bias

How Startups Are Using Tech To Try And Fight Workplace Bias | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.
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Icelandic ‘Sister’ who believes in the power of women in finance

Icelandic ‘Sister’ who believes in the power of women in finance | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Audur advocated risk-awareness rather than pure risk-taking in investments and emphasised the importance of placing value on emotional capital, rather than pure financial capital, because “people make and lose money, not Excel spreadsheets”.

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Womenabler's curator insight, March 2, 2015 11:07 AM

I like the way she thinks - and advocates!

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Barclays Offers ETN Wagering on Corporates With Female Leaders

Barclays Offers ETN Wagering on Corporates With Female Leaders | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Barclays Plc, the U.K.’s second- largest bank by assets, is selling an exchange-traded note tied to public companies with female executives, betting on demand for products that promote women in leadership.
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The value of female leadership is tangible to bankers and investors...

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Amazing Pantene Ad Defiantly Tackles How Women in the Workplace Are Labeled

Amazing Pantene Ad Defiantly Tackles How Women in the Workplace Are Labeled | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Pantene Philippines has launched a powerful campaign pointing out how identical behavior often earns men and women different labels in the workplace.
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powerful illustration of the double standards women at work can face

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Unlocking the full potential of women at work | Organization Practice | McKinsey & Company

Unlocking the full potential of women at work | Organization Practice | McKinsey & Company | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it

McKinsey’s latest research on how women advance in the workplace, produced for the Wall Street Journal’s Task Force for Women in the Economy, breaks down some of the ways companies are advancing female executives and weakening the barriers that...


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Annabel Kaye's curator insight, October 22, 2013 3:43 AM

It is nice to see some information on what is really being done.  Does your organisation do any of this?

Mona Dutta's curator insight, June 4, 2014 10:02 AM

McKinsey & Company undertook this research to understand how women contribute to the US economy; how their work benefits individual corporations; what prevents women from making greater contributions to their companies; and what approaches can help companies unlock the full potential of women. Plugging the leaks in the talent pipeline is clearly a top priority and there are opportunities at every transition point in the pipeline. But we believe companies have a promising opportunity to capture by focusing on the transition from mid-level manager to senior management (typically the vice president role). If companies could raise the number of middle management women who make it to the next level by 25%, it would significantly alter the shape of the pipeline. Advancing more women into these positions would in time help companies rebalance their executive committees, which in turn increases the likelihood of sustaining gender diversity at every level to the very top.

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More female bosses mean more profits: Companies whose boards are made

More female bosses mean more profits: Companies whose boards are made | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
A report found firms with three or more female directors has a significantly higher profit margin than predominantly male businesses.
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Sean Spence's curator insight, September 30, 2013 11:52 PM

True world-wide. And in non-board teams. Think about it for whatever grouping you are in at the moment. Don't equivocate, either. 

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The Global Rise of Female Entrepreneurs

The Global Rise of Female Entrepreneurs | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
They're 224 million strong, and growing.
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Powerful article on the growing economic impact of female entrepreneurs.

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Warren Buffett is bullish ... on women

Warren Buffett is bullish ... on women | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
In an exclusive essay the Berkshire Hathaway Chairman explains why women are key to America's prosperity.
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Great sentiments and beautifully written. 


Here's a quote which shows how the same buffers have been used for a long time  [Re why there were no women in the supreme court, or congress] "When people questioned the absence of female appointees, the standard reply over those 61 years was simply "no qualified candidates." 

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Your Company Doesn't Need a Women's Network

Your Company Doesn't Need a Women's Network | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Focus on inclusion over separation, and start from the top down.
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AVC says:"Redefine women's networks as 'balance networks' that include both men and women. Their goal becomes skill- and bridge-building around gender understanding rather than segregation. HSBC bank in London was converted at its first meeting. Their 'Balance network' inclusively involves 100% of employees in learning about the differences between male and female employees, customers and careers"...  Great idea!

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Annabel Kaye's curator insight, July 1, 2013 2:54 AM

Women created their own networks because the men kept over talking us!  It will be interesting to see how it works when they come back in.....It is also going to be interesting to see what they are going to 'teach' around the differences?  How much is innate and how much cultural and how much is just bunk in terms of the gender differences?

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Banking Commission: Trading floors 'need more women' - Telegraph

Banking Commission: Trading floors 'need more women' - Telegraph | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Banks should have more women traders to help dispel a culture on trading floors that is "overwhelmingly male", according to a wide-ranging report into banking standards by a cross-party group of MPs and peers.
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It's been interesting to review the gradual progression of this view from the margins to the mainstream of public opinion. Increasing awareness of gender norms as a driver of culture and behaviour.

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Annabel Kaye's curator insight, June 19, 2013 1:32 PM

How many women want to stand and yell like a banshee?  It's all yours darlngs if you want it

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New York Women's Equality Ad - "If I Were a Man..."

New York's four million women on average earn 80 percent of what men earn, will earn 500,000 dollars less than men over the course of a lifetime, are twice a...

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Marion Chapsal's curator insight, May 9, 2013 4:03 AM

Great very simple and short ad

Erika Watson's comment, May 20, 2013 12:32 PM
very clever
Annabel Kaye's curator insight, May 22, 2013 5:04 PM

We earn less, own less, are valued less...will it change?

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Diverse boards in India, UK and US outperform male-only peers by US$655bn

Diverse boards in India, UK and US outperform male-only peers by US$655bn | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Companies with diverse executive boards outperform peers run by all-male boards according to new research from Grant Thornton. The study, which covers listed companies in India, UK and US, estimates the opportunity cost for companies with male-only executive boards (in terms of lower returns on assets) at a staggering US$655 billion in 2014.
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Why Women Shouldn’t Have to Act Like Dudes at Work

Why Women Shouldn’t Have to Act Like Dudes at Work | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Companies that overvalue alpha-male behavior need to change.
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Don't fix the woman, fix the work culture. Focus on gender intelligence rather than women. 

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Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads?

Dame Stephanie Shirley is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. In the 1960s, she founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was ultimately valued...
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Tackle Bias in Your Company Without Making People Defensive

Tackle Bias in Your Company Without Making People Defensive | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Focus on the opportunity, not the problem.
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Japan seeks more women executives

Japan seeks more women executives | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
The BBC's Linda Yueh speaks to venture capitalist William Saito about the challenges faced by Japanese women in the business world.
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Female bosses are better for big businesses

Female bosses are better for big businesses | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Firms with women in the boardroom spend less but give better value to shareholders than male bosses who are focused on costly acquisitions as they build a sprawling empire, a study has discovered.
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No evidence female bosses are better despite provocative headline @Mailonline - BUT gender-balanced boards ARE better

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Increasing diversity in business is not only morally right - it's the key to success

Increasing diversity in business is not only morally right - it's the key to success | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Research has found that companies whose boards were made up of at least a third by women are 42 per cent more profitable - it makes perfect sense.
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Judith Baxter's curator insight, January 15, 2014 10:19 AM

The issue of women in the workplace is part of a wider debate about encouraging diversity. This article written by Nigel Knowles, co-CEO of DLA Piper, explains why diversity in the workplace is indeed beneficial!

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How Women Drive Innovation and Growth

How Women Drive Innovation and Growth | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Female consumers have money to spend, but few companies know how to earn it.
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How I Discovered Gender Discrimination

How I Discovered Gender Discrimination | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
It was the late ’90s and I was at an interesting phase of my career. For the first time in my life I possessed relevant qualifications, experience and could also show a successful track record in my...
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Great 'unconscious bias' case study. 'Kim' was highly qualifiied, but getting no interviews. He added 'Mr' to his CV and they started to pour in.  

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Modern start-ups are suited to women - FT.com

Modern start-ups are suited to women - FT.com | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
I’m convinced this may be the most entrepreneurial generation of women yet. For example, last week I spoke on a panel at a British Library event offering advice to companies in the food industry.
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Excellent article by Luke Johnson. Key points: 

* Generational shift > highly educated women, beginning to dominate professions and entrepreneurship;

* Diversity at the Top is good for business - makes them more resilient. 

* "In discussions with female entrepreneurs I often sense they are more risk-averse than their male counterparts and less willing to sacrifice family life for the business. Neither of these traits is a negative: over-ambition and burnout are prime causes of bankruptcy and commercial failure. Half the secret of business success is staying alive (both in a corporate and personal sense). Perhaps women are less likely to engineer the most spectacular, world-beating winners – but they will surely go from founding less than 10 per cent of all businesses to at least 30 per cent within a decade."

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It's Not Just Warren Buffett Who Is Bullish On Women

Investing in women-led companies isn’t feminism; it’s good investment strategy.
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Female company directors are better judges of longer-term company performance, research shows

Female company directors are better judges of longer-term company performance, research shows | Feminomics - gender balanced leadership | Scoop.it
Groundbreaking research by the University of Exeter Business School reveals that female company directors defy negative gender stereotyping by astutely valuing future company performance.
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