Lengthening Paid Maternity Leave: Is it Enough to Propel Women to the C-Suite & Beyond?

According to Women in the Workplace, a study conducted by McKinsey & Company in conjunction with Lean In, women represent 20% of the executives in the c-suite.  According to Women in the Boardroom, a study conducted by Deloitte, women hold 12.2% of corporate board seats in the United States. At the rate women are progressing, Sheryl Sandberg, author of Lean …

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Diversity & Inclusion Require Authentic Leadership, says New Research

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Release Date: June 5, 2016 Research says: if you want to create a more diverse and inclusive company, be a more authentic leader Chicago, IL (June 2016) – Companies looking to advance gender diversity and overall inclusiveness should start with the leadership style of the top executives, says a new body of research conducted through Benedictine …

Wisdom & Sass: The Words & Insights of Women that Inspire Us, for International Women’s Day

On March 8, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day, an annual celebration of the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. To mark the day, we asked several executives, all women, to share their favorite quotes. The words they offered are a fitting tribute to the intelligence, wisdom, resilience, and sass (as one of our contributors …

15 Must-Read Books for Women in Leadership

Below is our 2013 list of books for women in leadership. Find the 2014 list at this link. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In caused a stir in the literary world earlier this year, sparking conversations across every continent, from high school classrooms to the board rooms of the world’s most powerful organizations. But Sandberg’s book certainly wasn’t the first to challenge …