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.
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.
July 6, 2018
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.
Cynthia S. Wang, Jennifer A. Whitson, Brayden King and Rachel L. Ramirez
February 1, 2022
Do Diverse Hiring Committees Choose More Diverse Leaders?
The answer comes down to organizational culture.
Justus A. Baron, Bernhard Ganglmair, Nicola Persico, Timothy Simcoe and Emanuele Tarantino
July 1, 2021
Companies Are Adding More Women to Their Boards. What’s Driving the Change?
“When your largest shareholders create a ruckus, you listen.”
Todd A. Gormley, Vishal K. Gupta, David A. Matsa, Sandra Mortal and Lukai Yang
May 3, 2021
Are You Giving All of Your Employees an Equal Chance to Succeed?
Make sure your organization is truly inclusive by following these three steps.
February 6, 2020
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.
Lauren Rivera and András Tilcsik
August 1, 2019
Finance & Accounting
Yes, Investors Care About Gender Diversity
By recruiting more women, tech and finance companies stand to add millions to their stock value.
David Daniels, Jennifer Dannals, Thomas Lys and Margaret A. Neale
March 2, 2020
Are Women More Ethical at the Negotiating Table? It’s Complicated.
Plus, how women are judged differently when they break the rules.
Jason R. Pierce, Leigh Thompson, Maryam Kouchaki, Laura J. Kray, Jessica Kennedy, Mary-Hunter "Mae" McDonnell and Nicole Stephens
December 6, 2018
Politics & Elections
Are Voters Biased Against Female Politicians?
In many cases, no. But economic anxiety can ignite powerful gender stereotypes.
Ryan Lei and Galen Bodenhausen
July 1, 2019
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.
Maryam Kouchaki, Suzanne Muchin, Brenda Ellington Booth, Brooke Vuckovic, Mohanbir S. Sawhney and Nicholas Pearce
October 2, 2019
To Land Top Jobs, Women Need Different Types of Networks than Men
Simply being well-connected is not enough.
Yang Yang, Nitesh V. Chawla and Brian Uzzi
March 1, 2019
Five Ways Women Can Negotiate More Effectively
How to advocate for yourself at critical points in your career.
March 1, 2018
How to Make Inclusivity More Than Just an Office Buzzword
Tips for turning good intentions into actions.
January 4, 2019
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.
November 18, 2019
5 Tips to Become an Authentic Leader
Sincerity can go a long way when stepping into a new role.
Brenda Ellington Booth and Brooke Vuckovic
March 7, 2016
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.
Leigh Thompson and Tanya Menon
November 2, 2016
Fake It Until You Make It? Not So Fast
How we compensate when we can’t be our authentic selves.
Francesca Gino, Maryam Kouchaki and Adam D. Galinsky
August 3, 2015
5 Strategies for Leading a High-Impact Team
Why “teams are not cocktail parties,” and other words of wisdom.
July 1, 2016
How to Keep Employees Motivated in the Absence of Promotions
Other incentives can keep employees happy in flat organizations.
Rongzhu Ke, Jin Li and Michael Powell
March 2, 2015
Launch Your Career on the Right Trajectory
How women can maximize the post-college decade.
Sally Blount and Perry Yeatman
May 1, 2018
Is There a Female Leadership Style?
Data suggests the answer is “Yes”
David A. Matsa and Amalia R. Miller
September 4, 2012
Six Tools for Communicating Complex Ideas
Business leaders need to know how to make their information stick.
Mitchell A. Petersen
September 7, 2016
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
Susan E. Perkins, Katherine W. Phillips and Nicholas Pearce
December 5, 2013
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.
March 10, 2017