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…)
Female bosses get a bad rap. There’s even a word for them. No, not that word. I am talking about the term “queen bee”. (more…)
There is a large body of research into the different language styles used by men and women that broadly categorises transactional, direct statements as “masculine” and indirect, relational language as “feminine”. But is this simply stereotyping, or is it based more concretely in how language operates? (more…)
For the past five years, women have outnumbered men in worldwide university enrolments and graduation rates. (more…)
It is MBA season, the time of year when graduates move back into the business world, hoping their hard work will propel them effortlessly to the top. (more…)
“The power of progress is fundamental to human nature, but few managers understand it or know how to use it to boost motivation.” (more…)
The latest census from the Alliance for Board Diversity proves what we probably knew already – that little progress has been achieved in the diversity of corporate America in the past six years. (more…)
I am speaking at my school’s old girls’ day this week. I am flattered, but I also wonder why, given that I was lucky enough to go to one of the best girls’ schools in the country, that it was me they asked. (more…)
If the age of the general manager is over, what can we bank on for the future? (more…)
Calpers and Calstrs, two US pension funds, are to launch a database of independent directors that will help improve corporate governance in companies held in their portfolios. (more…)