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The Economic Case for Malala’s Nobel

Megan Way, Kent Jones, and Lidija Polutnik, Professors at Babson College Malala Yousafzai has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, based on her personal courage in response to her attempted assassination and her devotion to the cause of education for young girls and women around the world. These factors alone make a good case…

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Banning “Work from Home”: Marissa Mayer’s Attempt to Build Collaboration Likely to Yield Alienation

By: Danna Greenberg Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior As a management professor, I spend a lot of time with executives on the topic of organizational culture and how to build a united organization with shared values. This issue becomes even more important when organizations are in crises. So from this end, I applaud the CEO…

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A Perspective on Press’ Coverage of Marissa Mayer

As an academic who studies work, family and society and has done extensive research on pregnancy in the workplace, I have had numerous thoughts over the past few months on the press’ coverage of women in the workplace starting with Anne-Marie Slaughter’s article in the Atlantic and concluding last week with the spotlight on Marissa…

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Make Sure The Pay Gap Becomes History

This week the Senate failed to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.  That’s the act that would have required organizations to demonstrate that any salary differences between men and women doing the same jobs are not gender-related.   Why would such an act even be necessary?  Don’t we already have the 1963 Equal Pay Act requiring that…

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How do women beat the pay gap that exists?

(NECN) – The pay gap that exists between men and women gets bigger as individuals get older. That’s the finding from online compensation data company Payscale, which looked at 1.6 million people’s financial profiles submitted to their site. We are joined by Nan Langowitz, chair and professor of the management division at Babson College and…

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Still A Glass Ceiling For Women Seeking Equity Capital

Last week I had the pleasure of teaching a seminar for the top Entrepreneurial Winning Women who have been recognized by Ernst and Young.  These women are successful in every way, at the top of their game, and have sales of a million to tens of millions.  They have businesses in every sector- software, fitness,…

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Small Business: Lessons of the Recession – Women vs. Men

The recent study, Small Business: Lessons of the Recession,  by Chase Card Services, NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business) and the Center for Women’s Business Research (CWBR) reports on the types of responses business owners made to their businesses over the past years of the “Great Recession.”  One of our interests was to see if…

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Women Entrepreneurs Worldwide

Professor Donna Kelley discusses the findings of Global Entrepreneruship Monitor 2010 Women report.  The number of women entrepreneurs worldwide is about equal to the population of Brazil.

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From Dreadlocks To Mini-Afro

Professor Tina Opie shares with the Washington Post her new life embracing her hair’s natural texture.

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Access, Influence, And Growth

Greetings from the annual NAWBO conference in San Diego. I had the privilege last night of moderating an after dinner panel with the inaugural inductees of the new NAWBO Hall of Fame.   What an amazing group of women. •    Koni Kim, President & CEO of the Koni Corporation, •    Maria de Lourdes Sobring, Founder and…

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