A decade ago, the University of Michigan published a landmark study that examined why fewer women attended schools of business than schools of medicine or law.
The research became a veritable call to arms in the business school community and helped launch the Forté Foundation, a US consortium of companies and business schools that aims to address this imbalance and its effect on the corporate world. (more…)
We have not been alone in humming and hawing about the continuing disparity between the numbers of men and women undertaking MBAs internationally, but one of the world’s most highly regarded business schools has now placed a number on its aspirations to see more women succeed. (more…)
The US Department of Commerce has released new data on the gender gap in science and technology and its economic impact on women. (more…)
The number of women at every level of higher education in the US has been rising for decades. Last year, for the first time ever, women earned more doctoral degrees than men − but the number of women who achieved the distinction in business still lagged far behind. (more…)
Women in the US still earn significantly less than men, even when they work the same number of hours, according to a study released on Thursday by the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University. (more…)
A new course on leadership at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, will give more than a dozen of its female MBA students a taste of what it feels like to be at the top – the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, that is. (more…)
Research from the Institute of Leadership & Management and Ashridge Business School published on Thursday reveals that recent UK graduates are looking to move on from their current jobs in record numbers. (more…)
A few months ago, this blog asked: do you have to be a guy to be a geek? The question has been raised again several times in the past week.
Maija Palmer, writing in the FT, explores possible reasons why fewer women are pursuing careers in technology than a decade ago. “Women accounted for just 18 per cent of UK technology professionals in 2010, down from 22 per cent in 2001,” she notes.
Writing for Edge magazine recently, Clint Hocking, creative director at LucasArts, the gaming company founded by film director George Lucas, makes a plea for more women to enter the games development industry – in particular to provide “balance”. (more…)
Growing up in Trenton, New Jersey, in the 1960s, Nell Merlino often accompanied her dad, Joe Merlino, a lawyer and powerful figure in state politics, to the office. (more…)
The continuing preponderance of men enrolling in MBA courses has been the subject of much debate, most recently in the Financial Times. What may be less well known is that the size of the gender gap differs markedly between countries. (more…)