In a recent taped workshop, an executive at PwC, the professional services firm, shares that she’s uneasy revealing the brand-name organisations she’s advised for fear of “bragging”. Another says she’s hesitant to say the names of chief executives she’s worked with directly, lest it looks like she’s “name-dropping”.
It is the International Year of Chemistry, as I expect you know, and 100 years since Marie Curie won the Nobel Prize.
A new report from Ernst & Young, published this week, brings together a wide range of data and adds new insight into the potential of women in Africa to boost economic growth, increase levels of education and improve standards of governance in public life.
Heather Rarick knew from an early age that space was in her future. As a young girl growing up in Mt. Lebanon, PA, she watched television footage of rocketships blasting to the moon and was hooked.
It is not the first time that the diversity debate has moved from the executive to the owners of the UK’s largest companies, but this week’s launch of an investor action group adds muscle to that discussion.
When Jill Abramson was named executive editor of the New York Times in September this year, she promptly denied that having a woman editor in charge shaped news coverage.
Irene Rosenfeld rises to head the Financial Times’ list of the top 50 women in world business in a year defined by her decision to split Kraft Foods into two separate entities.
Janice Reals Ellig, the co-chief executive of Chadick Ellig, the New York City-based executive search firm, has made it her life’s work to get more women on corporate boards.
The official definition of the glass ceiling, courtesy of the US Department of Labor, is: “those artificial barriers based on attitudinal or organisational bias that prevent qualified individuals from advancing upward in their organisation into management-level positions”.