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The First Woman Of Women: How Melinda Gates Became The World's Most Powerful Advocate For Women And Girls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited one of the greatest collections of women leaders ever for a G7 meeting inside her vast concrete-and-glass Chancellery this September. You could find the director of the World Health Organization (Margaret Chan) and the CEO of General Motors (Mary Barra). The …

Bill Gates

Cecily Strong Shares the Secret to Her Saturday Night Live Success

John Heilpern sits down with the S.N.L. star, who talks about her Italian love affair, working on a cruise ship, and why you don’t want to start a conversation with her at a party.<p>Cecily Strong, whose hilarious invention of logorrheic self-ignorance, “The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a …

Comedy

10 Inspirational Quotes From Women Business Leaders

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The time has come -- a woman will <i>finally</i> be on the face of U.S. currency.<p>Harriet Tubman, a former slave and abolitionist, will be bumping President Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill. And we'll be seeing some other notable women on the …

Real Estate

This Nonprofit Wants To Put Stay-At-Home Moms Back to Work

When Marina Groothuis wanted to return to full-time work after 12 years as a stay-at-home mom and yoga teacher, the industry she’d left—direct …

Credit Suisse

18 Women Influencing a New Generation of Entrepreneurs

These powerful, intelligent and inspiring women are having a major impact.<p>It might still be a man's world in so many ways but with women already running Germany, Britain and perhaps soon the United States for the first time, the world is increasingly looking fairer... and more feminine.<p>And the same …

Entrepreneurship
Women's History

Meet 2017's Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business, including execs from the San Francisco Giants, Lyft, Chevron, Salesforce and Kleiner Perkins - San Francisco Business Times

By Riley McDermid <br>– Digital Producer, San Francisco Business Times<p>May 4, 2017, 11:46am PDT<b><br>Updated</b> Dec 26, 2017, 10:27am PST<p>Our annual Most …

San Francisco

The World's Most Powerful Women: July 10

In an apparent effort to establish “appropriate business attire,” the House of Representatives under Speaker Paul Ryan is enforcing a dress code in …

Malala Yousafzai

One unconscious bias is keeping women out of senior roles

But one unconscious bias - affinity bias - may lead people to favour candidates who are like themselves, research shows.<p>Affinity or similarity bias is where people seek out those who share their backgrounds, group membership, or experiences.<p>If hiring managers and boards of directors are made up of …

Human Resources

Study: Company Culture, Not Motherhood Saps Women’s Ambition

Women are just as ambitious as men at the start of their careers but this falters if companies fail to encourage them, according to a study released …

What Women Can Do If They’re Interrupted at Work

<i>The MPW Insiders Network is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s</i> …

Stereotypes

Blind Hiring: A How-To Guide To Reduce Bias & Increase Diversity

The government of Canada recently made headlines for their blind hiring pilot project: removing candidates’ names before hiring managers review their …

Employment

Accenture aims at ambitious goal for 2025: a workforce of half men, half women

The population of humanity is roughly 50% women and 50% men.<p>Companies? Not so much.<p>It’s no secret that there’s a lack of women in many corporate …

Accenture

Want a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace? Work on Your Culture

Recent recommendations arising from an investigation into Uber Technologies Inc., amid allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate …

Human Resources
The Workplace

5 Reasons You Can't Afford to Overlook It the Power of Diversity

A homogenous team is a clear sign the company is really hiring and promoting based on familiarity, not merit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>First, the good news. Diversity in the workplace is increasing, which gives organizations greater access to talent. It also …

The Workplace

Hiring to reflect diversity isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s also good for business

It’s Pride season in Vancouver, which means the days are hotter, the nights are more fun and the city is out in full force celebrating diversity, …

7 Female Superheroes Who Will Change Your Daughter's Life

It’s official—<i>Wonder Woman</i> has surpassed all the testosterone-fueled action movies to become the number one movie at the U.S. box office this summer. …

Comic Books

When Potential Mentors Are Mostly White and Male

Unconscious bias can influence who leaders choose as their protégés. Can its effects be mitigated?<p>Stacy Blake-Beard was 29 years old when she was starting out as a professor at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Not only was she the youngest faculty member, but she was also younger …

Women of Color

Google Is Still Mostly White Guys, So They Hired A New VP Of Diversity

Google pioneered diversity reporting in 2014 and has invested hundreds of millions in changing the ratio. But their latest report shows they still have a long way to go.<p>Diversity, or lack thereof, is still a hot button issue in tech. Not having a balance of gender, age, race, etc. in any company …

Employment

1 in 4 Google employees in leadership roles are now women

Google released a breakdown of the gender and racial representation of its employees.<p>The spotlight on diversity at Silicon Valley companies has grown brighter over the past few years. Google on Thursday released its latest diversity numbers, claiming that they show some progress in its goals while …

Employment
The Workplace

Paradigm for Parity: Roadmap for Workforce Diversity

Former Senior White House Adviser Valerie Jarrett discusses the Paradigm for Parity coalition that aims to increase flexibility and gender diversity …

Gender Diversity

When equality feels like discrimination

You can't run a modern business with a mindset from the Dark Ages.<p>The idea that there is a war against merit feels like one plucked out of time, full of arguments that have been obliterated for decades. But the unfortunate truth is that many leaders in business today still cling to the same dated …

The Workplace

Why We Logged Every Fortune 500 Company's Diversity Data, Or Lack Thereof

Last week, the <i>Fortune</i> data team revealed that we spent the months leading up to the launch of this year’s <i>Fortune</i> 500 collecting information about the …

Delta Airlines
Health Care
Workplace Diversity

3 Reasons Investing in Professional Development Drives Bottom Line Growth | Inc.com

Business is all about numbers, but numbers are always generated by people -- <i>great</i> people.<p>That's why professional development is such an important factor in the growth of any business -- yet with the constant pressure to perform this quarter, this month, <i>today</i>... professional development gets a lot …

Employee Engagement

Startups With Female Founders Grow Faster

Startup companies with female founders “almost universally outperformed their male-only counterparts.”<p>As an accompanying chart shows, at four out of five high-growth revenue measures, female-founded companies showed stronger overall performance. “The fastest growing companies,” the survey report …

Startups

2017's Best and Worst States for Working Moms

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the U.S., women make up nearly half of the workforce, and a majority are mothers (70 percent). While women are making strides toward juggling parenthood and their careers, there’s still much room for progress.<p>From parental leave …

Demographics