Women don't need to adopt all the communication styles of men or use only one style, but it's clear that they face higher expectations, or what Andrea Kramer and Alton Harris call the "Goldilocks dilemma." "Because workplaces are so suffused with gender bias, women need to have both a forceful, decisive style and an inclusive style -- and probably many others -- at the ready," they write.
Read the full article here. (03/20/2017, Fast Company)
Report by the Financial Times on the current status of Women in Business for International Women's Day 2017. The report includes country articles on the US, UK and Japan and industry articles on hospitality, the arts, and technology. It also provides the latest data on the pay gap globally, strategies for companies to promote women in their workforce, networking and recruiting practices.
Read the article here. (3/6/2017, Financial Times)
Grant Thornton provides recommendations to increase women in senior leadership, with a particular focus on how men and women approach assessment of risk differently, and how diverse management teams can improve business decision making around risk.
Read the full report here. (March 2017, Grant Thornton)
Leadership advisory firm Egon Zehnder finds that boardroom diversity in the United States lags behind Canada and Western Europe. Its findings indicate that there the U.S. should set a quota for at least 3 women to be represented on the board of companies operating in the U.S.
Read the full article here. (02/27/2017, IR Magazine)
PwC analyses the latest statistics on the gender pay gap, including the potential economic benefits from closing the gap. It also considers potential public policies and business initiatives that could help reduce pay inequality, with a particular focus on the UK.
Read the full report here. (February 2017, PwC)
This article discusses Kittredge Cherry’s 1987 book Womensword: What Japanese Words Say About Women, which examines how sexism is reflected in the Japanese language. The book depicts a Japanese society in the 1980s with unequal perceptions of men and women.
Read the full article here. (01/30/17, Japan Times)
Current Issues regarding Family Caregiving and Gender Equality in Japan: Male Caregivers and the Interplay between Caregiving and Masculinities
This article discusses the different expectations placed upon males and females in academia, citing a low percentage of female undergraduates at Tokyo University. It also details public backlash against the university’s proposal to subsidise housing for some female students to attend the university.
Read the full article here. (01/07/17, Japan Times)
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