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  • Is “Intrapreneurship” The Key To Boosting Female Executive Numbers?

    Boards at many organizations continue to comprise a rather predictable set of senior male executives. But businesses cannot compete globally, and meet higher-level stakeholder expectations, if this is allowed to continue. Though the boardroom has traditionally been homogeneous in nature, there has recently been a gradual change in how shareholders are approaching the composition of their boards.

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  • Companies Innovate More When Their Boards Include Women

    Gender diversity in the board room is a key driver of corporate innovation, according to researchers at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business. Ting Xu , professor at the Darden School of Business, and Dale Griffin and Kai Li , professors at the Sauder School of Business, have found evidence 1 in a large global dataset that companies with a better balance of women and men on their boards produce more patents — and they do so spending less on research and development for an average patent. Their patents are also ...

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  • Davos 2020: How do we get more female leaders?

    Media playback is unsupported on your device Video Davos 2020: How do we get more female leaders? The World Economic Forum is committed to improving the representation of women around the world. But women make up less than a quarter of Davos attendees. We asked a number of high-profile attendees for their ideas about improving the representation of women in leadership roles worldwide. 27 Jan 2020

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  • 10 Years Of Engaging Men In Gender Balance: My Decade’s Key Takeaways

    Over the past decade, I have worked with 65 companies, across 32 countries, facilitated 276 “strategic debates” with over 3,000 (mostly male) executives on gender balancing their businesses. I’ve worked across sectors, from finance and energy to tech and consumer goods. Here’s what I learned along the way. “I have two daughters, so this is an important issue for me.” I usually start work with clients by facilitating a 6-hour debate among the Executive Team.

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  • The immortal - and false - myth of the workplace Queen Bee

    The immortal - and false - myth of the workplace Queen Bee Cat fights, mean girls, Queen Bees. We've all heard these terms stemming from a popular belief that women don't help other women, or indeed actively undermine them. Women leaders are often portrayed in popular culture as suffering from Queen Bee Syndrome (think Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada) . The media is filled with advice about " what to do if you work for a Queen Bee ." But what if the Queen Bee isn't real?

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