MEDIA & RESOURCES
While women have advanced in every field they've been a part of, they've had do so under the weight of society's expectations and prejudices against them. This includes in professional settings where, according to a new study, women must be "nice" at work, on top of being good at their jobs, in order to be considered confident and influential. (Spoiler alert: the same is not true for men.)
Americans Finally Consider Women as Competent as Men
July 30, 2019
In 1946, 35 percent of people thought men and women were equally intelligent. In 1995, 43 percent thought so. Last year, 86 percent believed men and women were equally intelligent. And those who favored one sex over the other thought women were smarter.
STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS REPRESENTATION OF WOMEN INCLUDE FEDERAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS
Jan 4, 2016
Representation of women on the boards of U.S. publicly-traded companies has been increasing, but greater gender balance could take many years. In 2014, women comprised about 16 percent of board seats in the S&P 1500, up from 8 percent in 1997. This increase was partly driven by a rise in women's representation among new board directors. However, even if equal proportions of women and men joined boards each year beginning in 2015, GAO estimated that it could take more than four decades for women's representation on boards to be on par with that of men's.
WHY WOMEN DON'T ASK FOR MORE MONEY
April 8, 2014
"When the women negotiated for themselves, they asked for an average of $7,000 less than the men. But when they negotiated on behalf of a friend, they asked for just as much money as the men."
‘THEY DON’T NEGOTIATE’: WHY YOUNG WOMEN COLLEGE GRADUATES ARE STILL PAID LESS THAN MEN
August 13, 2011
Even during the most robust of economic times, women are less inclined to negotiate. In fact, according to Sara Laschever, co-author of “Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide,” 20 percent of women say they never negotiate at all. And in the current recession, which has made many job seekers feel grateful for any work they can find, even a part-time toehold can feel like a victory.
MALONEY UNVEILS NEW GAO REPORT SHOWING RAMPANT DISPARITIES AGAINST WOMEN IN CORPORATE BOARDROOMS, DEMANDS SEC TAKE ACTION
January 7, 2016
“Even if we doubled the rate at which women are hired to corporate boards, we still wouldn’t reach equality until 2056,” said Maloney. “That means a girl born today will still face the same disparities in the boardroom that her mother and grandmother faced.
HOW CAN WOMEN BE INFLUENTIAL AT WORK? “BE NICE,” STUDY SAYS
August 4, 2017
A Missing Factor In Women's Leadership: Leave The Mean Girl Behind
July 24, 2019
Focusing on positive reinforcement and how we can work together is just as important as building community with like-minded women and male allies. Share in our successes and in our struggles. We need to team up to help move forward by sharing what we know, how we can support and empower each other, and how we build real community
On Board with More Women in Leadership
March 3, 2020
Together, these imbalances are costly to society in the form of lower productivity and forgone economic growth. They also rob women of economic empowerment and leadership opportunities.