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Women in Senior Leadership

Kellogg is dedicated to helping top female talent take their place at the highest levels of corporate leadership.

We are pleased to share the following collection of articles from the Kellogg faculty about women and leadership in business. This collection was prepared especially for Kellogg Leadership Circle members who have renewed their gifts.

In the featured articles, Kellogg faculty members share insights on gender diversity, inclusivity, board diversity and more.

woman overcoming self-doubt at work
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.

employees look out a business window at protestors
Organizations

Hoping to Drive Social Change at Work? Here’s a Tip.

Certain social movement hashtags and labels could turn off the allies you want to recruit.

board of directors seated around table
Organizations

Do Diverse Hiring Committees Choose More Diverse Leaders?

The answer comes down to organizational culture.

Woman walking into boardroom with three seated men
Organizations

Companies Are Adding More Women to Their Boards. What’s Driving the Change?

“When your largest shareholders create a ruckus, you listen.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An executive tries to be an authentic leader.
Careers

Take 5: The Case for Being More Authentic at Work

When done thoughtfully, authenticity can make for more confident, ethical leaders. Here’s how to ensure you’re being your true self.

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 woman negotiations at her job.
Careers

Five Ways Women Can Negotiate More Effectively

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

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.

Leadership

What science can tell us about Building Great Teams

Assembling and managing successful teams is a core leadership skill, whether you are convening a temporary task force, managing a full department, or running a school fundraiser.

An executive tries to be an authentic leader.
Leadership

5 Tips to Become an Authentic Leader

Sincerity can go a long way when stepping into a new role.

Employees use a conference room as a boxing ring.
Leadership

Three Ways Leaders Can Solve the “People Problems” That Hold Teams Back

Sometimes the conference room should be a boxing ring, other times a campfire.

A woman contemplates "fake it until you make it"
Leadership

Fake It Until You Make It? Not So Fast

How we compensate when we can’t be our authentic selves.

Leadership of a high-impact team requires strategy

5 Strategies for Leading a High-Impact Team

Why “teams are not cocktail parties,” and other words of wisdom.

Keeping employees motivated when there's no ladder to climb can be tough.
Leadership

How to Keep Employees Motivated in the Absence of Promotions

Other incentives can keep employees happy in flat organizations.

Woman shoots arrow
Careers

Launch Your Career on the Right Trajectory

How women can maximize the post-college decade.

Female leadership styles reduce the likelihood of worker layoffs.
Leadership

Is There a Female Leadership Style?

Data suggests the answer is “Yes”

A business leader communicates complex ideas to a circle of employees.
Leadership

Six Tools for Communicating Complex Ideas

Business leaders need to know how to make their information stick.

Women as leaders tend to do better in ethnically diverse environments .
Leadership

Leaders Do Matter—But When Does Their Gender Matter, Too?

Countries with high levels of ethnic diversity often suffer from slow economic growth—unless there is a woman in charge

Women supporting other women into the c-suite
Leadership

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

How to support women through three “pivot points” in their careers.