Women CEOs: Good for Returns

Add this to the ever-growing pile of research that female executives are good for business: a study found that companies with women executives outperformed the benchmark index. Further, these companies had 25% annualized returns over time, compared with 11% for the World MSCI Index. Continue reading

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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Women May Be Key to Increased US Growth

President Trump has promised to increase US economic growth to over 3%, up from 2%, where it has hovered for the past decade. However, with lower labor force participation and sluggish productivity, how can he make this happen? One possibility: increase women in the workforce. 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