Building the Talent Pipeline

A recent article outlines ideas for keeping more women in the talent pipeline in order to have more women in the C-suite. Sally Blount, Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, offers substantive suggestions for women through various stages in their careers: launching, mid-career, and the transition to executive level.

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The Parental Leave Controversy

During President Trump’s campaign, his daughter Ivanka Trump proposed a paid parental leave program funded by the government. While her proposal is in no way comparable to the paid leave programs of other developed countries, it was at the very least a starting point. And since many have speculated that Ivanka has her father’s ear and good opinion, the reality of such a program became plausible. Continue reading

The Gender Gap in Politics

The gender gap in both pay and representation is a pervasive problem in business today and I suppose it is not surprising that it extends into the political realm as well. While the existence of the gap may not surprise you, some of the reasons might. Continue reading

Women CEOs Earn More?

A recent study by The Wall Street Journal about CEO pay found something unusual: female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts. The study found that in 6 of the last 7 years, female CEOs earned more than their male counterparts. In 2016, women earned a median $13.8 million compared to $11.6 million for men. Let’s dig a little deeper to find out what’s going on here. Continue reading

Women and Men Declining in the Workforce

A recent article in Bloomberg sounded the familiar alarm: “Modern Motherhood has Economists Worried.” Bloomberg looked at data from 1970-2000 among those aged 25-54, showing women’s increase in the working population, while showing men’s moderate decline. Quoting a Janet Yellen speech at Brown University, the writer goes on to state: Continue reading