Money & Business



Female Bosses Are More Engaging Than Male Bosses

Gallup reports in State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders that employees who work for a female manager in the U.S. are actually more engaged, on average, than those who work for a male manager. Read more. 

In this picture taken 26 June 2003, Indian women labourers carry their tools to repair the Leh-Kargil Highway, Kashmir.  The Indian Border Roads Organistation contracts hundreds of labourers on a monthly salary of Rs 2600 (USD 56) to repair the roads in the Himalayan State.  AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA  (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)

Bridging gender gaps would add $28.4 trillion world economy

Covering 90 percent of the world’s population, the group calculated gender-parity scores that gauge how women fare when compared to men in work and society and found that if gender gaps in hours worked, participation and productivity were leveled, the world would be 26 percent richer – that’s $28.4 trillion added to the global economy. Read more. 

Batgirl Teaches Batman a Lesson about Equal Pay

Lessons in Equal Pay from Corporate America

One Woman Discovers the Wage Gap

Modern Office with Christina Hendricks

Adriana Ayales, owner of La Botica, a brick-and-mortar apothecary which offers a variety of tonics and elixirs, at her store in New York, Oct. 8, 2014. A new crop of devoted young herbal healers, who are less concerned with casting spells than helping people feel better from the inside out, are concocting brews to treat all kinds of urban ills. (Danny Ghitis/The New York Times)

United States sees huge surge in businesses run by minority women

Businesses owned by Hispanic women increased by 87 percent, and businesses helmed by black women saw a 68 percent increase. The number of businesses owned by Asian women jumped by 44 percent. Read more. 


New study shows price discrimination is alive and well

Research showed womens products cost an average of 7 percent more in all five areas. Read more.  


The Number of Women in Management Grows as African Americans’ Share Declines

Women’s representation in U.S. management ranks is slowly increasing, while the share of African-American managers has slipped since the last recession, according to a report released today by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Read more. 


Can’t Afford School? Girls Learn To Negotiate The Harvard Way: #15Girls

McGinn and her colleagues Nava Ashraf and Corinne Low wondered: Could Zambian schoolgirls stay in school if they received training in negotiation — a version of the same training given to Harvard MBAs, undergrads and executives? Could techniques honed around an oak boardroom table apply in a slum in southern Africa? Read more. 


Women-led companies perform three times better than the S&P 500

Boston-based Quantopian looked at how well Fortune 1000 companies led by women performed compared to the S&P 500 over a 12-year period. Read more. 

Sarah Silverman Doesn’t Think the Wage Gap is Funny Either


Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg honors single moms on Mother’s Day

A year after her husband’s death, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is opening up about her new reality as a single parent. Read more. 


High heels row: Firm accused of sexism changes policy

A firm that sent home a temp without pay for refusing to wear high heels has changed its policy. Read more. 

Lean In: Authority and Approachability


Gates Foundation Awards $2.1 Million to Women’s Philanthropy Institute

The three-year grant to the Women’s Philanthropy Institute will support research in two areas — the factors that influence men and women to give more, to give more intentionally, and to give more effectively; and charitable giving in support of women and girls, including who gives, where they give, the factors that influence their giving, and how to engage more men and younger women in supporting these causes. Read more. 


Managing: Should you tell an employee facial piercings are limiting her advancement?

In many industries and geographic areas, facial piercings aren’t a big deal. In others, they are often widely considered an issue for client-facing work. It really depends on your field and where you live; there’s still a ton of variation on this. But one thing that doesn’t vary is that you should be transparent with employees about things that affect their careers with you. Read more. 


Ellevate Podcast: Meet Women Who Are Changing The Face of Business

In the Ellevate Podcast you’ll meet real women having a real impact. Female entrepreneurs, authors, business women, and other inspiring leaders share their experience and takeaways from their careers. Hear more. 


From Business Card to Business Relationship in 5 Steps

Now, for your version: you just back from a conference, full of hope, exhausted and with an inbox that doesn’t quit. Now what? You look at the stack of cards you collected – how many are there? One handful? Two Handfuls? 20? Doesn’t matter. Here are my five steps that can make the process more efficient. Read more.