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How women can help fill the oil and gas industry’s talent gap

by Kassia Yanosek, Sana Ahmad, and Dionne Abramson --- Companies that have a significant share of female leaders outperform their peers, according to McKinsey research. Companies in the oil and gas (O&G) industry should carefully consider this insight, given that…

Shattering the glass screen

by Lucas Beard, Jonathan Dunn, Jess Huang, and Alexis Krivkovich --- There are many reasons to care about gender issues in the media and entertainment industry—not the least of which is the importance of moving beyond traditional stereotypes and having…

Is Diversity & Inclusion Delivering Real Business Value?

by Zag Asghar --- Unlocking the full value of Diversity and Inclusion is widely recognised as a must for the modern organisation. Unfortunately, implementation is not as straightforward as first thought, with many companies failing to achieve improvements in D&I…

The Secrets of Successful Female Networkers

by Tim Bower --- One oft-cited reason why more female executives don’t advance to top management jobs is their lack of access to informal organizational and industry networks. Some people blame unconscious bias: High-ranking men connect more easily with other…

For Women in Business, Beauty Is a Liability

by Ania G. Wieckowski --- Leah D. Sheppard, an assistant professor at Washington State University, and Stefanie K. Johnson, an associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, mocked up articles about company layoffs that included photos of the executives…

Securing a woman’s place in workplaces

by Shukri Eid ---I have a daughter. And I tell her ever so often that she can be whatever her heart desires. Every time I watch her getting on the school bus, I can’t help but be grateful for the…

Gender Equality Is Within Our Reach

by Melinda Gates --- In January 2010, Rosie the Riveter appeared in the mailbox of my home near Seattle, flexing her iconic bicep on the cover of the Economist. The cover story struck a triumphant tone, reporting, “At a time…

Building Gender Balance Through Behavioural Design | INSEAD Knowledge

by Zoe Kinias and Clarissa Cortland --- For advocates of workplace gender balance, one of the chief obstacles is the immobility of mindsets. Regardless of our intentions, traditional stereotypes about how men and women work dwell within most of us…

Creating More Economic Equality for Women | INSEAD Knowledge

by Benjamin Kessler, Clarissa Cortland and Zoe Kinias --- From a financial resources perspective, women remain relatively disadvantaged. The latest Global Gender Gap Report from the World Economic Forum finds an “economic participation and opportunity gap” of 41.9 percent between…

Social Support Sets Women Up for Success at Work | INSEAD Knowledge

by Zoe Kinias and Clarissa Cortland --- The current data on women’s representation in top leadership tell a story that, in light of educational achievement, makes little sense. In nearly all OECD countries, women have for some time comprised the…

How to Get More Women to Work in Tech | INSEAD Knowledge

by Lucia Del Carpio and Maria Guadalupe --- ‘What made you decide to join your profession?’ When people are asked this question, they often give answers such as: “I liked such-and-such subject in school”, “I was inspired by so-and-so” or…

What Makes for Inclusive Working Cultures? | INSEAD Knowledge

by Benjamin Kessler, Clarissa Cortland and Zoe Kinias --- Gender imbalance in the workplace is not confined to the gender pay gap or number of women vs. men in senior leadership positions. It also has to do with subtler yet…

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