Business

Investing in Women is Smart Business

The recently-launched Pax Ellevate Global Women’s Index Fund invests in a group of companies from around the world that are leading the way in gender diversity on their boards of directors and in upper management, as well as through policies and outreach programs according to NationSwell. The newly created fund is a partnership between Ellevate, a professional women’s […]

Empowering Women through the Global Supply Chain

In the next five years, 12 million women business owners around the world plan to grow their businesses by at least six employees. The global business community has a tremendous opportunity to empower these enterprising women through the purchasing power of their supply chains.  Where philanthropy currently provides millions of dollars in sporadic assistance to […]

Men and Women Less Stressed at Work, Women Happier

The Wall Street Journal reports on a new study by researchers at Penn State University that claims both men and women show less stress at work. But women were more likely to report feeling happier there. Men were more likely to feel happier at home. The researchers say this may be because women still do […]

Top 50 Companies for Women Execs

Check out the National Association of Female Executives 2014 list of Top 50 Companies for Executive Women.

Study: Women Leaders Perceived To Be As Effective As Men

When it comes to being perceived as effective leaders, women are rated as highly as men, and sometimes higher — a finding that speaks to society’s changing gender roles and the need for a different management style in today’s globalized workplace, according to a meta-analysis published by the American Psychological Association.

Business Deaths Rise as Start-Ups Decline

The Washington Post reports, “The American economy is less entrepreneurial now than at any point in the last three decades. That’s the conclusion of a new study out from the Brookings Institution, which looks at the rates of new business creation and destruction since 1978. Not only that, but during the most recent three years of […]

Challenges Are Advantages For Women Entrepreneurs

Founder and CEO of Restorsea, Patti Pao, writes in Forbes that she believes challenges faced by women in business can be a huge advantage to being a women entrepreneur if we can all learn to focus on a few key things.

CFOs Fear Raising Minimum Wage Could Lead To Job Losses

The Wall Street Journal’s Everdeen Mason writes, “Duke University and CFO Magazine said U.S. chief financial officers fear that hiking the minimum wage to $10 an hour could lead to substantial job losses in the retail, service and manufacturing industries.

Why Women Entrepreneurs Are More Optimistic Than Ever

Whether they’re starting out, raising capital or heading billion-dollar businesses, women are growing companies at a rate one-and-a-half times the national average, according to Forbes writer Emily Inverso. And while they still face the same challenges as always — access to capital and a challenging economy, among others — a study released today from the […]

The Most Undervalued Leadership Traits Of Women

It can be difficult for a man to understand how women think, act and innovate unless he has been closely influenced by the women in his life.  Forbes contributor Glenn Llopis writes on the undervalued leadership traits of women. It’s impossible to respect, value and admire great leadership if you can’t identify what makes a […]