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Female leaders: Twice the patience, twice the chutzpa, twice the stamina

Interview with Executive Coach Angela Heise

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella recently caused controversy with his suggestion that women should not ask for pay raises. Despite him quickly apologising it showed there still are major issues for women in business. Fact is that female executives are still faced with huge pay gaps with many earning only three-quarters of what their male colleagues make. ...


Female confidence sabotaged

Interview with Henrik Naujoks

Henrik Naujoks, partner at Management Consultancy Bain & Company in Germany, on the question of why so few women make it into the C-suite. ...

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How the right intervention can improve outcomes for women in business and academia

The extreme under-representation of women in senior leadership roles is as mysterious as it is persistent, find the experts of Insead business school. Therefore they assembled...

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What women want at work

For 2018’s International Women’s Day, PwC published research based on the results of a survey of 3,627 women around the world, called “Time to talk. What has to change for women at...

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Switzerland is the most talent competitive country – again

Switzerland has been crowned the most talent competitive country in the world in this year’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index (GTCI). It trumps due to cognitive diversity....

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What makes a business school attractive to women?

Gender balance in business schools is steadily improving, but we are still not looking at an equal playing ground for women. The Financial Times has analysed the reasons behind...

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Language and gender roles

Evidence suggests that word order can reinforce gender beliefs. This matters because language has the power to alter people’s viewpoints – if we choose our words with care. “His...

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Columbia Business School: Why female students receive poorer grades

Female MBA students are receiving poorer grades than males in some MBA courses, reports Columbia Business School. New studies showconsistently for several recent student cohorts -...

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The right way for women to network

Closing the global gender gap could release 300 billion dollars in annual global spending by 2025. This is the outcome of a report, which the investment company BNY Mellon recently...

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Are assumptions getting in the way of women’s success?

One of the biggest obstacles hindering female executives could be their own assumptions, writes Insead Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise, Xiaowei Rose...

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Not just a women's issue: integrating work and life

For years the conventional wisdom has been that men just want to get to the top, but women want more. But a study by Bain & Company of 1,500 young MBA students and graduates from...

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How to negotiate for a rise?

Negotiation in the context of asking for a raise, promotion or bonus can be challenging, but is critical to one’s career development, says Beth Ann Day, a managing director at...


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