Tag Archives: gender gap

Working for Advancement – Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW)

A few months back I came across a great organization called Wider Opportunities for Women (WOW).  WOW works across the country to to build pathways to economic independence for America’s families, women, and girls. WOW also has a large public … Continue reading

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Mentoring: Taking on the Upgrade Problem

Despite the fact that women make up the increasing majority of undergraduate college graduates the executive level glass ceiling remains firmly in place in many corporations.  In the video featured on WIPA’s coverage of the Harvard Kennedy WAPPP program it … Continue reading

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Harvard Kennedy School’s Women & Public Policy Program is Working Hard to Close the Gender Gap

I recently came across the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program website.  WAPPP is a dedicated program that works toward the advancement of women and encourages the full participation of women in policy making. One way that WAPPP does this is … Continue reading

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(Why) Should there be Women Only Career Events?

The past years have shown the introduction of gender quotas for leading positions in many countries. Companies and public organisations then realised that in order to fill these positions they would have to attract the talent. However, the general recruiting … Continue reading

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Women’s Professional Organizations: What do they have to offer?

After starting WIPA I was often asked what’s the point of having a women’s organization?  Is it only open to women?  What exactly do you do?  While most of these questions were pretty straightforward only the former question really challenged me in … Continue reading

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