Topic: gender equality

Citigroup Takes The Wall Street Boys’ Club To A New Level

Citigroup Takes The Wall Street Boys’ Club To A New Level

We all know Wall Street is a boys’ club, but Citigroup just took it to a new level. Chief Executive Michael Corbat announced a long list of promotions and executive changes at Citigroup on Monday and not a single woman made the list. The only woman named in Corbat’s 800-word memo was Sara Wechter, his new chief of staff, who held the same role for Chairman Michael O’Neill. But All 13 of the executives now reporting directly to Corbat are men. More »

9 Big Moments In The History Of Title IX

9 Big Moments In The History Of Title IX

Whether we remember to acknowledge it or not, women would not be where they are today without the groundbreaking legislation of Title IX. This important piece of feminist history guaranteed women the same educational opportunities as their male peers. On it’s 40th anniversary, let’s look back on the landmark legislation, it’s history and its impact. More »

Managing Men: By Ignoring The Old Boys’ Club

Managing Men: By Ignoring The Old Boys' Club

We would love to believe that the ol’ boys’ club has gone the way of shoulder pads and pensions. It would be great if we could scratch from our collective conscious any idea of business deals made over rounds of golf at the country club. Let’s forget that knowledge of scotch and cigars used to be considered a requirement for business people. We’ll just pretend that the world has always accepted people who aren’t male and Caucasian. Sounds nice, right?

Well maybe it’s not just a fantasy. Maybe that is how we should approach management in the 21st century. More »

Could Hiring More Women Prevent The Next Secret Service Sex Scandal?

Could Hiring More Women Prevent The Next Secret Service Sex Scandal?

Last week, the Secret Service landed in hot water over reports that agents employed local prostitutes during President Obama’s trip to Colombia. Now two female members of Congress are saying there’s one thing that could have prevented the scandal: More women in the Secret Service. Currently, women make up just 11% of the force. Is the answer to male misbehavior on the job always “hire more women”? More »

The Sex Lives Of Working Women Have Nothing To Do With Their Career Success

The Sex Lives Of Working Women Have Nothing To Do With Their Career Success

In Newsweek‘s current cover story, Katie Roiphe has noticed a dangerous trend in working women. Mainly, she thinks that all of our success and confidence is making us yearn for a simpler time when men were in charge. Roiphe contends that spanking and submissive fantasies in women are pervasive and widespread, based mostly on the popularity of HBO’s new series Girls and the novel 50 Shades of Grey.

The problem is that Roiphe presents ideas side-by-side and assumes that connects them. She says that spanking is becoming popular and women are gaining power in the workforce, as if stating both trends makes them correlate. The fact is that some women’s sexual fantasies have nothing to do with equality in the workplace and it’s a dangerous falsehood to present in the name of increasing web traffic or selling magazines. More »

We Shouldn’t Be Surprised That Sexist Men Make More Money

We Shouldn't Be Surprised That Sexist Men Make More Money

Alright feminists, prepare to shake your head and control your righteous anger, Business Insider is reporting that men who think women should have a “traditional” role make approximately $8549 more than their modern male peers. Their headline boldly asks, “Do Sexist Men Earn More Money?” And the answer is a pretty unequivocal, “Yup.”

It seems like we should start getting offended in the name of equality, but we might want to pump the breaks on this one. More »

Search Firm Cites Increase In Female Executives However Directors Are Still Lacking

Search Firm Cites Increase In Female Executives However Directors Are Still Lacking

CTPartners, an executive search firm, today issued “Women on Boards: Review and Outlook.” It is a report on the state of women on boards at Fortune 1000 companies. According to Julie C. Norris, Partner in the CEO and Board Practice at CTPartners and co-author of the report, “We are starting to see changes in the boardroom that mirror the macro changes in the economy, including demand for directors with insights into new customers, technology, distribution channels and global markets. Boards are looking for diverse perspectives, and the next generation of directors has the opportunity to include more women.” More »