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'Girl Power': Female Participation in Top Management and Firm PerformanceBusiness Employment & Leadership

2008 August 1

Are women effective as senior managers, and, if so, under what circumstances? We address this issue by studying the relationship between female participation in senior management and firm performance as measured by Tobin's Q. We find a positive association between firm performance and female participation below the CEO level, even when controlling for unobservable firm heterogeneity, but no positive effects from having a female CEO. We then show that the positive results for female participation are entirely driven by firms pursuing an "innovation intensive" strategy, where creativity and collaboration may be especially important.

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1088182

Source: Social Science Research Network
Type: Research Report - Non Profit Org
World Wealth ReportWealth and Economic Clout

2011

Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management are pleased to present the 2011 World Wealth Report. Our two firms have been working together for more than 20 years to study the macroeconomic and other factors that drive wealth creation and to better understand the key trends that affect high net worth individuals (HNWIs) around the globe.

http://www.ml.com/media/114235.pdf

Source: Capgemini and Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management
Type: Research Report - For Profit Org
World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development OutlineEconomic Growth & Development

2011

This report will look at these facts and trends regarding the various dimensions of gender equality in the context of the development process. It will argue first that gender equality is a core development issue-a primary objective of development in its own right. Following Sen (1999) and others, the point of departure for the report is a view of development as a process of expanding freedoms equally for men and women. It will then go on to analyze and delineate the two-way relationship that exists between gender equality and development. On the one hand, it will assess the extent to which sustained income growth-a key precondition for broad-based development- contributes to greater gender equality, and identify where these positive impacts are greatest. On the other, it will explore whether and how greater gender equality can itself contribute to economic growth and development. In looking at these links, the report will examine the evidence and draw on a growing body of analytical and empirical work in both developing and developed countries.

http://econ.worldbank.org/external/default/main?pagePK=64165259&theSitePK=544849&piPK=64165421&menuPK=64166093&entityID=000334955_20101103062028

Source: The World Bank
Type: Research Report- Non Profit Org
Wonder WomenBusiness Employment & Leadership

2008 October

Meet some of money management's leading lights: Battling markets, taking profits and shattering stereotypes, they're the 10 top female fund managers on earth.

http://www.txwsw.com/wonder_women.php

Source: Texas Wall Street Women
Type: Top Women Lists
Women’s Economic Opportunity: A New Global Index and RankingEconomic Growth & Development

2010 June

Women’s economic opportunity: A new global index and ranking, is an Economist Intelligence Unit publication. It presents the results of a global benchmarking model built and scored by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Leila Butt, Senior Economist, was the research manager, working with Leo Abruzzese, the company’s Editorial Director in North America. William Shallcross advised on construction of the model and Mike Kenny was responsible for layout and design. We would like to thank the researchers, economists and gender specialists from dozens of organisations who lent their expertise to this project. This publication was funded by the World Bank through a Trust Fund financed by various donors.

http://www.wikigender.org/images//2/22/WEO_report_June_2010.pdf

Source: The Economist
Type: Research Report - For Profit Org
WomenomicsBusiness Employment & Leadership

2009
Claire Shipman and Katty Kay

Write your own rules for success, stop juggling and struggling and finally start living and working the way you really want

http://www.amazon.ca/Womenomics-Write-Your-Rules-Success/dp/0061697184

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Womenomics-Work-Less-Achieve-Better/dp/B00
Type: Book
Women: The Invisible PoorBusiness Employment & Leadership

2011 September 14

The Census Bureau’s latest figures on poverty show that U.S. women are hit hardest in every category, but somehow the major media omitted that in their reports. Leslie Bennetts reveals what was missed.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2011/09/14/u-s-women-hit-hardest-by-poverty-says-census-report.html

Source: The Daily Beast
Type: Article
Women's Philathropy, Women's Issues (Blog)Philanthropy


Women's Philanthropy is a focus for empowering the lives of women and girls. Supporting non-profit programs that help women and girls through encouragement to build lives that maintain stability, the result is dynamic transformation and social change. This is a clearinghouse for sharing information and resources, as well as a forum for promoting dialogue, exchange and feedback about critical issues that affect women's lives.

http://womensphilanthropy.typepad.com/stephaniedoty/

Source: Women's Philathropy
Type: Blog
Women's Funding NetworkEconomic Growth & Development


Women’s Funding Network connects and strengthens more than 160 organizations that fund women’s solutions across the globe, making us one of the largest collaborative philanthropic networks in the world. Our members are women’s foundations that span public charities, private foundations and funds within community foundations.

http://www.womensfundingnetwork.org/about

Source: Women's Funding Network
Type: Website
Women's Economic Empowerment SummitBusiness Employment & Leadership

2011

At this summit, each panel and workshop will address different aspects of women’s critical role in improving our nation’s economic future. These facts and figures are meant to highlight both the opportunities and the challenges women face in our economy. If America is to meet the challenge of rebuilding the middle class and out educating, out innovating and out competing the global economic competition–itisclearAmericanwomenwillleadtheway.Wemust take immediate steps from the White House to the State House and from the boardroom to the classroom to implement policies that allow American women and girls to achieve their full potential.

http://gillibrand.senate.gov/

Source: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Type: Research Report - Non Profit Org
Women's Business CentersBusiness Employment & Leadership


Women's Business Centers (WBCs) represent a national network of nearly 100 educational centers designed to assist women start and grow small businesses. WBCs operate with the mission to "level the playing field" for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the world of business. Through the management and technical assistance provided by the WBCs, entrepreneurs -- especially women who are economically or socially disadvantaged -- are offered comprehensive training and counseling on a vast array of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses.

http://www.sba.gov/content/womens-business-centers

Source: US Small Business Administration - Women's Business Centers
Type: Website
Women Surpass Men in Returns, Study SaysBusiness Employment & Leadership

2009 December 11

It seems that in the hedge fund industry, female fund managers come out on top — at least according to a new study from Bloomberg L.P. and the National Council for Research on Women. BusinessWeek notes that according to the research, from January 2000 through May 31, 2009, hedge funds run by women delivered nearly double the investment performance of those managed by men.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2009/12/11/women-outperform-men-in-hf-returns-study-says/

Source: New York Times
Type: Article
Women on Wall Street: Small Group at the Top Gets SmallerBusiness Employment & Leadership

2011 September 8

Sallie Krawcheck's departure from a high-ranking job at Bank of America spotlights a trend on Wall Street: Women, in recent years, have lost their jobs more often than men.

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-financial-glass-ceiling-20110908,0,5635013.story

Source: LA Times
Type: Article
Women on Boards: America Is Falling BehindCorporate Boards

2011 May 3

What will it take for men to get it? In the last five years, women and minorities actually lost ground in U.S. corporate boardroom representation, despite solid evidence that greater women's representation in corporate leadership correlates directly with improved business performance.

http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/hewlett/2011/05/women_on_boards_america.html

Source: HBR Blog Network
Type: Blog Entry
Women on Boards February 2011Corporate Boards

2011 February

Corporate boards perform better when they include the best people who come from a range of perspectives and backgrounds. The boardroom is where strategic decisions are made, governance applied and risk overseen. It is therefore imperative that boards are made up of competent high calibre individuals who together offer a mix of skills, experiences and backgrounds. Board appointments must always be made on merit, with the best qualified person getting the job. But, given the long record of women achieving the highest qualifications and leadership positions in many walks of life, the poor representation of women on boards, relative to their male counterparts, has raised questions about whether board recruitment is in practice based on skills, experience and performance. This report presents practical recommendations to address this imbalance.

http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/business-law/docs/w/11-745-women-on-boards.pdf

Source: United Kingdom Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Type: Research Report - Non Profit Org
Women on BoardsCorporate Boards

2011

Global Board Seats Held By Women

http://www.catalyst.org/publication/433/women-on-boards

Source: Catalyst, Inc.
Type: Program Annual Report
Women More Generous, More Likely To Donate, Study SaysPhilanthropy

2010 October 21

In all income groups, women are more likely to give, and in four of five groups, they give more than men do — sometimes twice as much, according to the study by the Women's Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University's Center on Philanthropy.

http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/mind-soul/doing-good/2010-10-21-1Acharity21_ST_N.htm?POE=click-refer

Source: USA Today
Type: Article
Women Matter: Gender Diversity - A Corporate Performance DriverCorporate Boards

2007 October

This study is part of McKinsey's global partnership wih the Women's Forum for the Economy & Society. The Study suggests that the companies where women are more strongly represented at board of top-management level are also the companies that perform best. Confirming the existence of the gender gap, the McKinsey study offers fact-based insights into the importance for companies of fostering the development of women in the business arena, so that a greater number attain positions of high responsibility. Finally, building on these insights and observations, and highlighting the main barriers to female representation on management bodies, this study seeks to begin the practical debate of how to make the transition from awareness of the situation to the implementation of change. The study focuses on women in Europe.

http://www.mckinsey.com/careers/women/making_a_difference/social_sector_impact/~/media/Reports/Women/Mckinsey_women_matter.ashx

Source: McKinsey & Company
Type: Research Report - For Profit Org
Women Matter 2010: Women at the Top of Corporations - Making It HappenCorporate Boards

2010

Where are we in 2010 in terms of gender diversity at the top of corporations? The 2010 Women Matter report confirms that women are still underrepresented in boards of corporations, and gender diversity within executive committees remains very low. And yet, Gender diverisity in the top management of corporations remains a key topic. The 2010 Women Matter study provides a focused analysis on how to achieve gender diversity at top management level. The survey concretely reveals that a majority of leaders, both men and women, now recognize gender diversity as a performance driver, while also showing that actual implementation of gender-diversity measures in corporations remains limited.

http://www.mckinsey.com/locations/swiss/news_publications/pdf/Women_Matter_2010_4.pdf

Source: McKinsey & Company
Type: Research Report - For Profit Org
Women Leaders and Gender Parity ProgrammeBusiness Employment & Leadership

2009

Through the Women Leaders and Gender Parity Programme, the World Economic Forum is committed to promoting women's leadership and closing global gender gaps. The programme strives to increase the participation of women in the Forum's activities by ensuring their involvement as members in communities and inviting women leaders to be active contributors to the global dialogue.

http://www.weforum.org/en/Communities/Women Leaders and Gender Parity/index.htm

Source: World Economic Forum
Type: Website
Women Lead the WayBusiness Employment & Leadership

2011
Linda Tarr-Whelan

Your guide to stepping up to leadership and changing the world

http://www.bkconnection.com/ProdDetails.asp?ID=9781605091358

Source: http://www.amazon.com/Women-Lead-Way-Stepping-Leadership/dp/B005
Type: Book
Women in the Workforce: Female PowerEconomic Growth & Development

2010 January

So far the combination of public- and private-sector initiatives has only gone so far to deal with the challenges women and families face in pursuing both careers and family lives. The children of poorer working mothers are the least likely to benefit from female-friendly companies. Millions of families still struggle with insufficient child-care facilities and a school day that bears no relationship to their working lives. The West will be struggling to cope with the social consequences of women’s economic empowerment for many years to come. This article addresses what measures are being taken in a variety of countries to address the needs of a growing female workforce.

http://www.economist.com/node/15174418?story_id=15174418

Source: The Economist
Type: Article
Women in the Workforce, The Importance of Sex, Forget China, India and the InternetEconomic Growth & Development

2006 April 12

In countries where women work more, the economies are doing better and populations are steadily growing, unlike countries where women stay home more like Japan, Germany, and Italy.

http://www.economist.com/node/6800723

Source: The Economist
Type: Article
Women in the Labor Force: A DatabookBusiness Employment & Leadership

2009 September

This report presents historical and current labor force and earnings data for women and men from the Current Population Survey (CPS). The CPS is a national monthly survey of approximately 60,000 households conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Unless otherwise noted, data are annual averages from the CPS. Users should note that the comparisons of earnings in this report are on a broad level and do not control for many factors that can be significant in explaining earnings differences.

http://www.bls.gov/cps/wlf-databook-2009.pdf

Source: U.S. Department of Labor
Type: Research Report - Non Profit Org
Women In The Boardroom: A Global PerspectiveCorporate Boards

2011 January

The Deloitte Global Center for Corporate Governance (“the Global Center”) presents an overview of a number of current initiatives around the world, both legal and regulatory, to increase the number of women serving on corporate boards. The topic of boardroom diversity is a long-standing one, and there have been a number of approaches to increase the diversity of those serving as executive and nonexecutive directors over the last decade, from voluntary initiatives, to ‘comply or explain’ initiatives aligned with local corporate governance codes, to required disclosure about diversity policies, to legal requirements with specific quotas.

http://www.corpgov.deloitte.com/binary/com.epicentric.contentmanagement.servlet.ContentDeliveryServlet/USEng/Documents/Nominating-Corporate Governance Committee/Board Composition and Recruitment/Women in the Boardroom_Deloitte_012011.pdf

Source: Deloitte
Type: Research Report - For Profit Org
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