Articles on Women in Business
Skip to content
Explore Our Coronavirus Coverage

Articles on Women in Business

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.

To learn more, follow @KelloggSchool and subscribe to our newsletter today.

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

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

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

A Wall Street worker hides his activism at work.

Why Anger Gets in the Way of Employee Activism Articles

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


Podcast: Be Bold and Get What You Want Articles

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.

Numeric Performance Reviews Can Be Biased Against Women Articles

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.

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

Simply being well-connected is not enough.

A group of coworkers sit in various chairs.

How to Make Inclusivity More Than Just an Office Buzzword Articles

Tips for turning good intentions into actions.

A woman shakes a man's hand.

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

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

Women supporting other women into the c-suite

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

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? Articles

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

The role of gender in telling the truth in negotiation.

Are You Willing to Stretch the Truth While Negotiating? Articles

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

A woman negotiations at her job.

Five Ways Women Can Negotiate More Effectively Articles

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

woman walking confidently into a boardroom

What Will It Take to Get More Women on Boards? Articles

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

Woman and man on scale

The State of Gender and Equality Articles

An interview with Alice Eagly

Woman shoots arrow

Launch Your Career on the Right Trajectory Articles

How women can maximize the post-college decade.

Executive with restricted choices

Breaking Through the Glass Ceiling Articles

Women lend women a helping hand to obtain top positions

Friend and business connections require outreach.

Women and Math, the Gender Gap Bridged Articles

Social equality frees women to match men


Want to Work in Science? Men Have the Advantage Articles

How gender discrimination affects hiring

Woman in a spotlight

The Importance of Appearing Savvy Articles

Women especially benefit from knowing market rates for car repairs

Female leadership styles reduce the likelihood of worker layoffs.

Is There a Female Leadership Style? Articles

Data suggests the answer is “Yes”

CEO appointments are met differently for women than men.

Appointing a Female CEO? Beware of Media Attention Articles

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

Corporate climber chooses second act.

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

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

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

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

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

four groups engage in conflict

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

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