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What’s the Difference Between a “Gender Quota” and “Gender Balance”?

What’s the Difference Between a “Gender Quota” and “Gender Balance”? Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, writing for the Harvard Business Review Blog Network, describes it this way: Most companies looking to balance genders in their workforces set a target for the number of women in the organization. Royal Dutch Shell, for example, has committed … Continue reading ? Feminist Law Professors
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Feministe Feedback: Reading for an Eight-Year-Old Exploring Her Gender?

Issues & Causes / Feminism : Feministe (5 years ago)

A reader writes in asking for some assistance: We always speak freely with our daughter about things like the difference between sex and gender and we try to emphasize that she is free to define her own gender in a manner in which s... Read Post

Don’t count on corporate gender quotas to break the glass ceiling

Business & Finance : The Business Desk with Paul Solman (last week)

Gender quotas for corporate boards have no trickle-down effect on women’s representation and the gender pay gap in the rest of the workforce. That’s according to a study of Norway’s boardrooms from the National Bureau of Economic Re... Read Post

Quick Hit: What happened when Harvard Business School performed a two year gender ‘experiment’?

Issues & Causes / Feminism : Feministing (last year)

What happens when one of the world’s premier Business Schools can’t achieve its own stated institutional goal – for gender equity and equal opportunity? Harvard Business School (HBS) wanted to improve the gender balance among its fa... Read Post


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