Archives by Tag 'roadblocks'

Babes on Boards

By - Last updated: Monday, December 3, 2012

There has been much written about the issue of women on boards or to put it more bluntly the lack of progress in terms of increasing the numbers of women on boards. In case you missed Board Games, the Globe's 11th Annual Corporate Governance Rankings in last Monday's (November 26) paper, I have included several links below for your ease of reference, together with some brief introductory comments.   The first link is to a column by Janet McFarland titled Women's Work with the subtitle: "From formal legal quotas to the power of moral suasion, companies grapple with a governance issue that has proven nettlesome -- and for qualified women, frustrating. Diversity champions say there is more at stake than ...

Femme-O-Nomics

By - Last updated: Monday, October 29, 2012

I really liked Leah Eichler's Women@Work column in Saturday's Globe "Forget the binder, let's just have a quota."   It is thoughtful and well researched (as all of Leah's columns are) and it is worth reading the entire article, just to get to the quote from Charlotte Sweeney, a diversity consultant in the second last paragraph and Leah's conclusion in the final paragraph. You can find it by following this link:   http://femme-o-nomics.com/2012/10/out-of-the-binder-solutions-for-getting-women-to-the-top/?utm_source=Femme-O-Nomics+Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a91ca0971a-Newsletter_44_8_2012&utm_medium=email   This link will take you to Leah Eichler's weekly newsletter Femme-O-Nomics!! I am a subscriber and I find something in it almost every week which interests or educates or inspires me, so I highly recommend it!!   I will come clean and tell you I like pretty much everything Leah Eichler writes and produces ...

Interview with Edward. Advice to Women

By - Last updated: Friday, August 31, 2012

I asked Edward if he were giving advice to a woman in the corporate world, particularly a young woman, what the advice would be. He says: “I’d probably start by giving the same advice I’d give to a young man which is that you obviously need to learn your craft but the extent to which you ultimately succeed, if you mean going up the organization, it’s all about people skills, it’s all about people management skills.  Find out very early whether or not that turns you on and if it does, even a little bit, focus more attention on developing that stuff than the hard skills which tend to develop themselves. In that sense, I would urge them to gain ...

Interview with Edward. Challenges and Difficulties

By - Last updated: Friday, August 17, 2012

In terms of whether women face obstacles, difficulties and road blocks in the corporate world which are different from those faced by men, Edward says: “The biggest one is that biologically they happen to be the part of the partnership that bears the children and it’s crazy to say that’s not an enormous factor.  Other than that, depending on the industry, there are still outright biases and discrimination and sexism in our world.  There is. There is even in our organization.  There’s less and less of it but it’s still something you have to contend with.  I believe there are traits displayed by men that are perceived one way and traits displayed by women that are perceived another way.  Looking ...