Women in Leadership

High-potential women advance more slowly than their male peers, in terms of both career progression and pay, even though they employ career management strategies similar to men’s. Organizations that neglect this critical talent-management issue risk lagging their competitors in attracting, developing, and retaining the best candidates to serve as the next generation of leaders.

  • Companies hire only women if female talent quits

    Shachi Irde, Executive Director, Catalyst India WRC, is quoted in this piece about a “new mantra in corporate India” which is replacing a departing female employee only with another woman.

    The Times of India, by Namrata Singh

  • La igualdad laboral sigue siendo un problema en EEUU

    Although women won the right to vote in the U.S. 94 years ago, gender parity in the workplace for women remains a problem. Jan Combopiano, Vice President & Chief Knowledge Officer, Catalyst, is quoted in this article.

    ImpreMedia, by María Peña and Ana B. Nieto

  • Only one of Japan’s top executives is female – and she’s not even Japanese

    According to a Bloomberg report, there is only one female top exec in Japan—and she’s a white American living in New York. Catalyst's Women in Management, Global Comparison Quick Take is cited.

    Tech in Asia, by J.T. Quigley

  • Former Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank CEO Sandra Pianalto joins J.M. Smucker's board of directors

    Brande Stellings, JD, Vice President, Corporate Board Services, is quoted in piece about the appointment of a new woman to Smucker’s corporate board.

    Cleveland Plain Dealer, by Janet H. Cho

  • Women Work Well In Groups Unless There's Competition; Men Are Complete Opposite

    A new study discovered that women are creative in collaborative groups, but not when there is competition. This article cites Catalyst’s Earnings and Income Quick Take.

    Medical Daily, by Samantha Olson

  • Women CEOs: A Slow But Steady Upward Trend

    This piece looks at the rise of women CEOs. Catalyst’s Quick Takes data is cited.

    Strategy + Business, by Strategy + Business

  • Why the Confidence Chasm? New Study Finds Both Genders Likelier to Try to Cheat Females

    According to new research, both women and men are more likely to cheat a woman who seems less confident. Anna Beninger, Director, Research, is quoted and Catalyst’s census data is cited in this piece.

    California Magazine, by Stacy Finz

  • Only 4 Percent Women Directors In Top Indian Firms: Report

    India is the only developing country to impose a mandatory law on companies to have quotas for women directors. Ilene H. Lang, Senior Advisor, Former President & CEO, is quoted in this piece.

    Silicon India, by Silicon India

  • 6 Steps Corporate America Must Take To Achieve Gender Parity

    This article poses 6 steps to take towards achieving gender parity in the workplace. Catalyst’s The Bottom Line research is cited.

    Forbes, by Kathy Caprino

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    Increasing Gender Diversity on Boards: Current Index of Formal Approaches

    Find out which countries have legislation, regulation, and voluntary efforts in place to increase gender diversity on corporate boards.

    Date: August 8, 2014
    Region: Global