"Who’s Got Those Top Jobs?" (Harvard Business Review, March 2014) by Peter Cappelli (Wharton), Monika Hamori (IE), and Rocio Bonet (IE).
(Video Published on 11 Feb. 2014 ("Advice to young managers" at 5m12))
Peter Cappelli is the George W. Taylor Professor of Management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the director of its Center for Human Resources.
Monika Hamori is a professor of human resource management, and Rocio Bonet is an assistant professor of human resource management, at the IE Business School, in Madrid. Prof. Hamori's work was published in Organization Science, the Academy of Management Annals, the Academy of Management Perspectives and Human Resource Management, among others.
...Over the past 30 years we've seen executives' education levels rise. About 65% of the leaders in 2011 held graduate degrees, compared with 62% in 2001 and 46% in 1980. Companies with the most MBAs in their senior ranks included Sears (75%), Sunoco (70%), and Disney (63%)...
Economist.com - whichmba - "A bumpy road to the top", 24th Feb. 2014
Aspiring MBAs may well ask: how do they get to the chief executive’s seat, and what kind of career bumps can they expect along the way?...
HBR (July 2010) article by Monika Hamori, "Managing Yourself: Job-Hopping to the Top and Other Career Fallacies"
Video May 2009, Dr Rocio Bonet speaks about the effect that MBA Rankings have on graduates' careers: "Career advancement of MBA graduates - IE Professors Talk".
Lord Davies of Abersoch has today (26 March 2014) published the third annual progress report into Women on Boards. Three years on from the ground-breaking review in 2011, Lord Davies and his steering group report a growing number of women in decision-making roles.
The latest figures today (26 March 2014), published at the same time as the Cranfield University School of Management’s Female FTSE Board report, show that women now account for 20.7% of board positions in the FTSE100 – up from 12.5% in 2011 and 17.3% in April 2013. Lord Davies originally set a target in 2011 of achieving 25% in 2015.
There continues to be real progress made with more women than ever before in the boardroom of the UK’s top companies and a growing recognition of the benefits gained by business, the economy and wider society.
Lord Davies, speaking ahead of his speech at Barclays, sponsors of the Cranfield report, on 26 March, said:
The rate of change that we have seen at the heart of our biggest companies over the last 3 years has been impressive. The voluntary approach is working and companies have got the message that better balanced boards bring real business benefits. We are finally seeing a culture change taking place at the heart of British business.
However, the eyes of the world are on us as we enter the home straight. They are judging us as to whether the voluntary approach, rather than regulation, will work – we need to now prove we can do this on our own.
...However, highlighting how injustice can be redressed through purchases enhances fair-trade support under conditions of high need. The effects are moderated by justice sensitivity factors, such as just-world beliefs and whether the product type (indulgence vs. necessity) makes the injustice of consumer privilege salient. The results suggest that communicating high need when requesting consumer prosocial actions can sometimes backfire. Marketers employing high need appeals should heighten perceptions of justice restoration potential and activate fairness-related thoughts through product positioning to encourage fair-trade purchases....
17 March 2014, 19.00
Munich City Hilton
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— Rhiannon MacDonnell (@Rhiannon) February 14, 2014
LinkedIn and MentorNet: A Partnership To Get More Women in STEM http://t.co/o0QT19xNdf— Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) March 12, 2014
...Additionally, since the LinkedIn platform enables members to “signal” their interest in doing skill-based volunteering, it will provide MentorNet with the ability to leverage our growing network of 277 million professionals to identify members who might be interested in becoming a mentor and match their subject matter expertise with a willing protégé. To date, more than 600,000 LinkedIn members have indicated their interest in either serving on a board or doing skill-based volunteering...
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hardthings.bhorowitz.com. HarperBusiness (March 4, 2014)
My new op-ed argues why creativity and innovation is perhaps best brought by staying away from info tech http://t.co/IwhJSUynhx— Terence Tse (@Terencecmtse) January 22, 2014
Retweeted by @Terencecmtse
...Mazzini was an early advocate of a "United States of Europe" about a century before the European Union began to take shape. For him, European unification was a logical continuation of Italian unification...
Mazzini was an original, if not very systematic, political thinker. He put forward principled arguments in support of various progressive causes, from universal suffrage and social justice to women’s enfranchisement. Perhaps most fundamentally, he argued for a reshaping of the European political order on the basis of two seminal principles: democracy and national selfdetermination. These claims were extremely radical in his time, when most of continental Europe was still under the rule of hereditary kingships and multinational empires...
Découvrez le Palmarès Women Equity 2013, les 50 entreprises les plus performantes dirigées par des femmes : http://t.co/Srel4YCN7W— Women Equity (@WomenEquity) December 19, 2013
La plus politique : Laurence Parisot, ex-présidente du Medef, présidente de l’institut de sondages Ifop. @laurenceparisot
La plus sympathique : Delphine Ernotte-Cunci, directrice exécutive d’Orange France. @DelphineErnotte
La plus engagée auprès de la cause des femmes :Françoise Gri, DG de Pierre & Vacances – CenterParcs. @fgri
La plus « productive » : Clara Gaymard, présidente de General Electric France.
La plus internationale : Dominique Reiniche, présidente Europe de Coca-Cola.
La plus entrepreneur : Natacha Quester-Séméon, CEO de youARhere, qui a fondé le think tank Girl Power 3.0. @NatachaQS
La plus « digital experte » : Catherine Barba, fondatrice de Catherine Barba Group (conseil en e-commerce et digital). @cathbarba
DeansTalk, 26 October, 2013, "200 women worth following - (100 nominated by the BBC + 100 Spanish)"
In 2008, Nneka Rimmer ’01 was named the first African-American female partner in The Boston Consulting Group’s 50-year history.
On Nov. 9, Rimmer came back to Northwestern – where she got her MBA and her JD – to share her experiences and business lessons with a packed house at the 27th Black Management Association Conference.
Samasource is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to alleviate worldwide poverty by connecting unemployed women and youth in impoverished countries to digital work. One of the first organizations to engage in impact sourcing, Samasource uses a proprietary internet-based model called “microwork” to break down large-scale digital projects from clients into smaller tasks for workers to complete...
6 of 7 billion people on our planet have a mobile phone. 1.5 billion more than have access to a toilet. we can change this. #WorldToiletDay— julie hanna (@JulesHanna) November 20, 2013
WebSummit Dublin, www.websummit.net, October 30,31, several stages/buildings and livestreams
Realizing Innovation at Enterprise Scale [Entire Talk], October 9, 2013 at ecorner Stanford UniversityPadmasree Warrior, Cisco's chief technology and strategy officer, offers a vision of how value will be created as the magnitude of technology change rapidly increases. Warrior also touches on balancing analytical and empathetic leadership, cultivating a culture of innovation at enterprise scale, and how the Internet of Everything will shape the future of individuals and organizations.
100 Women BBC (including Twitter accounts)
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw(married an Irishman)
...She is responsible for steering Biocon on a trajectory of growth and innovation over the years.
The Biocon Foundation's 7 ARY clinics are located where healthcare facilities are poor and they offer clinical care, generic medicines and basic tests for those who cannot afford them. Each of the clinics serves a population of 50,000 people living within a radius of 10 km.
She liked the innovation model and thinking that Dr. Prasad Kaipa brought to Biocon and funded multi-year research at Indian School of Business by creating Biocon Cell for Innovation Management  as part of Center for Leadership Innovation and Change.
Mazumdar-Shaw is the recipient of several prestigious awards including the Nikkei Asia Prize (2009) for Regional Growth, Express Pharmaceutical Leadership Summit Award (2009) for Dynamic Entrepreneur, the Economic Times ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ (2004), the ‘Veuve Clicquot Initiative For Economic Development For Asia, Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Life Sciences & Healthcare (2002), ‘Technology Pioneer’ recognition by World Economic Forum and The Indian Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award.
(now "Future of work, Germany meets Silicon Valley")
IMFSurvey Magazine, Better Gender Balance at Top Helps Both Women and Men, June 4, 2012
Women are assessed more on performance than potential
Even on Wall Street, women continue to face barriers to success. INSEAD finance professor Lily Fang observes that only 1.5 percent of large U.S. corporations’ chief executive officers are women. This reflects women’s lack of progress in business in general. Women outnumber males as law school and medical school graduates. But they make up only 35 percent of enrollees in masters of business administration programs and actually lost ground in pay vis-a-vis their male counterparts in the past decade.
Fang examined Wall Street stock analysts’ performance and career outcomes. She found that women analysts are better educated than their male colleagues, just as well connected, and as likely to win the “all star” status awarded by Institutional Investor magazine based on a survey of investment managers. While connectedness is one of the strongest factors in a male analyst’s success, for women it was their performance as measured by forecast accuracy and education that mattered. Fang concludes that it is easier for women to demonstrate technical and measurable skills than to overcome potential bias in subjective evaluations...
The youngest woman in the world tomake $1 billion on her own has announced she’s giving most of her fortune away.
Sara Blakely, founder of shapewear brand Spanx, has become the first female billionaire to join the Giving Pledge, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s bid to encourage the world’s richest people to give at least half their wealth to charity.
The Gates Foundation announced Blakely’s pledge on Tuesday, alongside eight other new signatories, taking the Giving Pledge tally to 114 since its 2010 inception...
Report shows women still under-represented in EU research
Although the proportion of female researchers in Europe is increasing, the under-representation of women in scientific disciplines and careers still persists. This is the message of the latest edition of the "She Figures", published today by the European Commission. Women represent only 33% of European researchers, 20% of full professors and 15.5 % of heads of institutions in the Higher Education sector.
European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn said: "Despite some advances in recent years, women in research remain a minority, and a glass ceiling is in particular blocking women from top positions. This is a serious injustice and a scandalous waste of talent. The Commission is focused on fostering gender equality in our research programmes, and working to change a deeply-rooted institutional culture.”
According to the report presented today, women represent around 40% of all researchers in the Higher Education Sector, 40% in the Government Sector and 19% in the Business Enterprise Sector. While in all sectors their number has been growing faster than that of their male counterparts (+5.1% for women annually compared with +3.3 % for men from 2002 to 2009), female researchers still struggle to reach decision-making positions with, on average, only one woman for every two men on scientific and management boards across the EU...
She Figures 2012 is the fourth publication of a key set of indicators that are essential to understand the situation of women in science and research. Over time, the list of indicators has evolved to describe the participation of women at all levels and in all scientific disciplines. from tertiary education through to the job market, including work/life balance not only in the 27 EU Countries but also in Croatia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Israel, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey.
She Figures is produced by the European Commission (Directorate General for Research and Innovation and Eurostat) in cooperation with the statistical correspondents of the Helsinki Group on Women in Science.
She Figures 2012:
Women in Science:
European Research Area:
management.fortune.cnn.com, "Women leaders in business: Why is the U.S. a laggard?", March 22, 2013
The country with the most women in high places? China. Over half of corporate leaders in China are women. Estonia (40%), Vietnam (33%), and Botswana (32%) rank in the top 10.
...In a 2012 paper called "Cultural constraints on the emergence of women as leaders," (PDF download) authors Geoffrey Leonardelli and Soo Min Toh, both associate professors at the University of Toronto, explore the effects of cultural rigidity related to female leadership. So-called '"tight" cultures punish members of the group from deviating from cultural norms. In general, culturally inflexible countries do not support women leaders.
You know the party line about women today: They're "opting out" of business, fleeing the confines of the corporation in droves, unwilling (or unable?) to make it in the big leagues. But if all these smart, ambitious, experienced women are leaving, we wondered, where are they going?
Turns out that while many left corporate America, they've hardly left business behind. What they're doing is striking out on their own, launching companies at a higher rate than any other group. According to the Center for Women's Business Research, from 1997 to 2004, the number of women-owned businesses grew twice as fast as all businesses in the United States. One in 18 adult women in the United States is a business owner. Women-owned companies generate $2.5 trillion in annual sales and employ nearly 20 million people.So who are these women? What kinds of companies are they founding? What have they learned--and what can we learn from them? To find out, Fast Company teamed up with the Women Presidents' Organization (which offers help to women owners of companies with more than $2 million in annual revenue) to launch a search for the Top 25 Women Business Builders...
Angel Investor, Non-Executive Director, and Advisory Board member of LinkedIn
Sherry Coutu is a former CEO and angel investor who now serves on the boards of companies, charities and universities. She chairs Artfinder and is a non-executive member of Cambridge University (Finance Board), Cambridge Assessment, Cambridge University Press and NESTA Investments. She also serves on the Advisory Board of Linkedin.com.
As an angel investor, she works with entrepreneurs to solve problems that matter and specialises in consumer internet, information services and education. She has made angel investments in more than 40 companies and holds investments in 2 venture capital firms. She was voted by TechCrunch as the best CEO mentor / advisor in Europe in Nov 2010. In May 2011, she was voted by Wired magazine as one the top 25 'most influential people in the wired world', and one of the top ten most influential investors and women.
On Amazon. Edited by Diana Bilimoria and Sandy Kristin Piderit, Associate Professors of Organizational Behavior, Case Western Reserve University, US
This very impressive Handbook takes established research topics about women in management and treats them in fresh and novel ways. The chapters are intellectually interesting, sound, and provocative, and meet the editors' aspiration to stimulate high quality research on women's experiences in work organizations. I recommend it highly.'
- Jean M. Bartunek, Boston College, US
When Princeton professor Anne-Marie Slaughter published an essay in The Atlantic titled, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All," in July 2012 (most popular article of all-time of The Atlantic), she touched a nerve across generations and among both men and women, setting off a renewed public debate on women's progress and work-life balance.
Slaughter recently visited campus as a guest lecturer in the Authors@Wharton series and spoke directly to the people who she says inspired her to write the piece: this generation's students. In an interview for Knowledge@Wharton with Stewart Friedman, Wharton practice professor of management and director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, Slaughter, former director of policy planning for the U.S. State Department, shares what it was like to draw back the curtain on her life as someone perceived to "have it all," and why she passed up the promotion of a lifetime to be with her family. She also suggests how companies can make life better for both women and men, and what society collectively must do to support the next generation.
An edited transcript of the conversation follows...
Psychology of Women Quarterly (Wikpedia) is abstracted and indexed in, among other databases: SCOPUS, and the Social Sciences Citation Index. According to the Journal Citation Reports, its 2010 impact factor is 1.420, ranking it 5 out of 35 journals in the category ‘Women’s Studies’.and 40 out of 120 journals in the category ‘Psychology, Multidisciplinary’
We present evidence that shifting hiring criteria reflects backlash toward agentic (“masterful”) women (Rudman, 1998). Participants (N= 428) evaluated male or female agentic or communal managerial applicants on dimensions of competence, social skills, and hireability. Consistent with past research, agentic women were perceived as highly competent but deficient in social skills, compared with agentic men. New to the present research, social skills predicted hiring decisions more than competence for agentic women; for all other applicants, competence received more weight than social skills. Thus, evaluators shifted the job criteria away from agentic women's strong suit (competence) and toward their perceived deficit (social skills) to justify hiring discrimination. The implications of these findings for women's professional success are discussed.
It’s time to stop fooling ourselves, says a woman who left a position of power: the women who have managed to be both mothers and top professionals are superhuman, rich, or self-employed. If we truly believe in equal opportunity for all women, here’s what has to change...
Kelley School of Business, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—The Strategic Management Society (SMS, StrategicManagement.net) recently elected as president Marjorie Lyles, professor of international strategic management at the Kelley School of Business and OneAmerica Chair in Business Administration. Lyles will be the first female president in the society’s 33-year history.
“It was an election of the membership, which is quite an honor,” said Lyles, of the 3,000-member international society, with members from more than 80 countries and which publishes the highly influential Strategic Management Journal (SMJ), as well as numerous other publications. “I am looking forward to proudly representing the Kelley School of Business in this leadership role.”
The first female management professor at the Kelley School of Business, Lyles has authored more than 100 articles and chapters. Sun Yat-sen University in China recently nominated Lyles for the prestigious Chang Jiang Scholar Award, the Chinese government’s highest award to scholars. In 2011, she received from Indiana University the John W. Ryan Award for her distinguished contributions to international programs, teaching and research.
“Professor Lyles has built her career on in-depth knowledge of business in countries across the globe,” said Idalene Kesner, interim dean of the Kelley School and the Frank P. Popoff Chair of Strategic Management. “Her extensive contributions to strategic management and international business have furthered the Kelley brand. As a member of the Strategic Management Society, I am particularly enthusiastic about the fact that the first female president is from the Kelley School of Business.”..
The local, Rhode Island and global Brown community gathered on October 27, 2012 to inaugurate Christina H. Paxson as 19th president. The ceremony included an academic procession; greetings from campus representatives; engagement of the office and presentation of presidential symbols; remarks by Mayor Angel Taveras, Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75, Sen. Jack Reed, Princeton University President Shirley M. Tilghman and others; and an Inaugural Address by President Paxson.
A growing body of research suggests that adding more women to the upper echelons of the corporate world—and particularly to directorial boards of publicly held companies—may help better balance business’ current emphasis on short-term profit maximization towards a broader focus on longerterm goals, including positive environmental, social, and governance impact.
HBR Blog Network, November 14, by Herminia Ibarra
"It's done," said European Commissioner Viviane Reding today. "The Commission has adopted my proposal for a European law so that women represent 40% of company board members by 2020."
Reding has often repeated, "I don't like quotas, but I like what they do." A controversial measure, hotly contested by a number of European countries and pundits on both sides of the Atlantic, the new law will come up against deeply entrenched assumptions about gender roles and divided opinions about the best way to increase the uncontested penury of women at the top of business organizations...
Venture-backed companies that include females as senior executives are more likely to succeed than companies where only males are in charge, according to new research from Dow Jones.
The report, “Women at the Wheel,” does not speculate on why female executives improve a company’s chance of success, nor did it study companies where only females are involved.
But it finds that companies have a greater chance of either going public, operating profitably or being sold for more money than they’ve raised when they have females acting as founders, board members, C-level officers, vice presidents and/or directors. At successful companies, the median proportion of female executives was 7.1%; at unsuccessful companies, 3.1%.
The report followed 20,194 U.S.-based companies in the Dow Jones VentureSource database that either received funding or exited between 1997 and 2011. Of the 167,556 executives involved, about 7% were female.
The empowerment of young women is key for advancing development around the world, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, adding that it is a priority for the United Nations to encourage their active participation in society.
“The lack of women’s representation – of women’s empowerment – affects individual women’s rights – and it holds back whole countries,” Mr. Ban told participants at the first World Congress of Global Partnership for Young Women and Second Global Partnership Forum in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK).
From farming to leading Governments and troops, women have repeatedly shown that they can excel in many areas and make positive contributions to their countries, Mr. Ban said. However, he noted that they still do not enjoy the same benefits as men, and called on Governments to support their advancement.
“Although there has been important progress, women still do not have a strong enough voice in decision-making. Women make up just a fraction of all chief executives of the world’s biggest companies. Fewer than one in ten presidents or prime ministers are women, and less than one in five parliamentarians are women,” Mr. Ban said...