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Kellogg’s world-renowned faculty share their research and insights into issues facing women in the workplace, as well as tips from their experiences in the corporate world.

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There’s a business case for getting more women in tech and finance.
Finance & Accounting

Yes, Investors Care About Gender Diversity

By recruiting more women, tech and finance companies stand to add millions to their stock value.

employees feel included in eqitable workplace
Organizations

Are You Giving All of Your Employees an Equal Chance to Succeed?

Make sure your organization is truly inclusive by following these three steps.

A Wall Street worker hides his activism at work.
Organizations

Why Anger Gets in the Way of Employee Activism

Moral outrage can be a powerful recruiting tool for social causes. But a different tactic is needed to motivate insiders.

Careers

Podcast: Be Bold and Get What You Want

Done playing it safe? On this episode of The Insightful Leader, a three-time CEO offers advice on how to make difficult requests.

Women are subject to greater gender bias when evaluated using certain ratings scales.
Organizations

Numeric Performance Reviews Can Be Biased Against Women

The ten-point scale favors men in some situations. But a simple change to the rating system can level the playing field.

A man and a women cast nets into the water.
Careers

To Land Top Jobs, Women Need Different Types of Networks than Men

Simply being well-connected is not enough.

A group of coworkers sit in various chairs.
Organizations

How to Make Inclusivity More Than Just an Office Buzzword

Tips for turning good intentions into actions.

A woman shakes a man's hand.
Organizations

Are Women More Ethical at the Negotiating Table? It’s Complicated.

Plus, how women are judged differently when they break the rules.

Women supporting other women into the c-suite
Leadership

Getting More Women into the C-Suite Means Keeping Them in the Talent Pipeline

Dean Sally Blount on supporting women through three “pivot points” in their careers.

Negative economic news can lead voters to perceive women as less capable candidates.
Politics & Elections

Are Voters Biased Against Female Politicians?

In many cases, no. But economic anxiety can ignite powerful gender stereotypes.

The role of gender in telling the truth in negotiation.
Organizations

Are You Willing to Stretch the Truth While Negotiating?

It may depend on your gender and whom you are representing.

A woman negotiations at her job.
Careers

Five Ways Women Can Negotiate More Effectively

How to advocate for yourself at critical points in your career.

Careers

What Will It Take to Get More Women on Boards?

Women make up less than a fifth of corporate board members. Changing that is a business imperative.

Woman and man on scale
Leadership

The State of Gender and Equality

An interview with Alice Eagly

Woman shoots arrow
Careers

Launch Your Career on the Right Trajectory

How women can maximize the post-college decade.

Executive with restricted choices
Leadership

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling

Women lend women a helping hand to obtain top positions

Friend and business connections require outreach.

Women and Math, the Gender Gap Bridged

Social equality frees women to match men

Careers

Want to Work in Science? Men Have the Advantage

How gender discrimination affects hiring

Woman in a spotlight
Strategy

The Importance of Appearing Savvy

Women especially benefit from knowing market rates for car repairs

Female leadership styles reduce the likelihood of worker layoffs.
Leadership

Is There a Female Leadership Style?

Data suggests the answer is “Yes”

CEO appointments are met differently for women than men.
Organizations

Appointing a Female CEO? Beware of Media Attention

Investors are skittish when new CEOs get lots of press, but only when those leaders are women.

Corporate climber chooses second act.
Careers

You’ve Climbed the Corporate Ladder. What’s Next?

How to create a meaningful “second act” for your career.

Parents' belief in traditional gender roles can affect daughters' math performance.
Economics

Daughters’ Math Scores Suffer When They Grow Up in a Family That’s Biased Towards Sons

Parents, your children are taking their cues about gender roles from you.

four groups engage in conflict
Organizations

The Psychology Behind Conflict—and When It Can Be Harnessed for Good

A conversation about the role conflict plays in organizations and communities.