29 Apr. 2013 | Comments (0)
New Research: The State of Work for Indian Women
The conventional narrative of India's educated women tends to emphasize the tectonic collisions between "India Inc.," with its expanding array of opportunities, and "Old India," whose traditions persist in shaping — and sometimes limiting — women's career ambitions.
14 Feb. 2013 | Comments (0)
A New Way to Network Inside Your Company
Breaking down functional silos is key to everything from encouraging communication to building valuable connections to sparking innovation. But, as we all know, bridging interdepartmental chasms is far easier said than done. Fortunately, some companies are starting to come up with creative solutions. Take, for example, Lunch Roulette, a new concept being used at the U.S. arm of pharmaceuticals manufacturer Boehringer Ingelheim (BIPI).
28 Nov. 2012 | Comments (0)
More Women in the Workforce Could Raise GDP by 5%
Women are the primary caregivers for children, the elderly, and the sick, and this burden hampers their economic development. The Booz study notes that women in OECD countries spend about 2.4 hours each day more than men on such unpaid work.
08 Nov. 2012 | Comments (0)
Too Many People of Color Feel Uncomfortable at Work
"The corporation for me is a theater, and I try to remember to stay in character." That's the blunt response from one African-American executive to a dilemma that dogs many people of color in American workplaces: Even as multicultural fluency is increasingly prized in today's global business environment, the very people who represent that diversity feel shut out.
09 Oct. 2012 | Comments (0)
What Europe Can Teach the U.S. About Gender in the Boardroom
As the U.S. presidential campaign moves into its final months, newspapers are full of promises from both candidates. But there's promising news from Europe that's also worth attention.
13 Jul. 2012 | Comments (0)
Anne-Marie Slaughter Misses a Huge Opportunity
For six days I've hesitated to comment on Anne-Marie Slaughter's piece in The Atlantic. I know something about the pain of the Mommy Wars, and this time I wanted to stay on the sidelines. But I find myself drawn in because some important things are not being said.
29 Jun. 2012 | Comments (0)
Strategic Alliances Can Make or Break Female Leaders
The lack of women in the C-suite and corporate boardroom has been making headlines on both sides of the Atlantic. Highly qualified women are not breaking through to leadership positions in numbers commensurate with their presence in the talent pool.
31 May. 2012 | Comments (0)
Attract and Keep A-Players with Nonfinancial Rewards
With salaries frozen even as the scope of work expands, managers find it nearly impossible to lure A-players and compensate existing high performers without breaking the budget. The good news? They may not have to.
15 Mar. 2012 | Comments (0)
Strengthen Your Workforce Through Volunteer Programs
Time-crunched employees are increasingly looking to their jobs to provide opportunities for the good deeds that they don't have the hours for outside of work, and companies are responding. But karmic satisfaction is only part of the payoff.
07 Feb. 2012 | Comments (0)
Understanding Female Talent in Emerging BRIC Markets
Julia Jia was the first girl from her small village in Shandong Province to go to university.
03 Feb. 2012 | Comments (0)
Getting Japanese Women Back on Track
Japan's economic health is threatened. Not just by an ongoing recession and March's disastrous earthquake and tsunami, but by an aging population that is decimating the workforce.
29 Dec. 2011 | Comments (0)
Increase Engagement by Encouraging Employees to Volunteer
Volunteering has always been viewed as good for your soul.
22 Dec. 2011 | Comments (0)
Talent in China: A Legion of Ambitious, Qualified Women
In the decades since Deng Xiaoping instituted market reform, millions of women have profitably followed Deng's dictate that "to get rich is glorious."
22 Dec. 2011 | Comments (0)
The Lure of China's Public Sector
It's generally assumed that the top graduates of China's universities will want to work for multinational corporations and that foreign employers can have their pick of the best and brightest.