World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva says the key to her leadership style is that she only asks subordinates to do things that she would be comfortable doing herself. Georgieva advocates for gender diversity at the World Bank and did the same during her previous position on the European Commission.
Julie Smolyansky was just 27 years old when she became CEO of Lifeway in 2002 after the death of her father. In this interview, Smolyansky emphasizes the value of taking risks, trusting your instincts and being grateful for the learning opportunities that come with professional setbacks.
The 60 women on Forbes' list of richest self-made entrepreneurs and executives have $71 billion in total net worth. Entrants on the list come from a wide variety of fields, including cosmetics, technology and food.
Startups with female founders received 35% of venture capital funding in the second quarter of the year, a sharp increase from previous quarters, according to a Crunchbase analysis. Nevertheless, the sudden increase was mainly due to a $14 billion round raised by Ant Financial, writes Crunchbase's Gene Teare.
More than half of companies have assessed their sexual harassment policies since the start of the #MeToo movement, according to a survey of 150 HR executives by Challenger, Gray & Christmas. In addition, the survey suggests that more women are now willing to ask for raises and promotions.
Some large companies may camouflage their diversity issues rather than making true progress toward closing gender gaps, write Gina Glantz and Morra Aarons-Mele of GenderAvenger. It's important for observers "to point out camouflaging and pink-siloing efforts whenever we see them -- and to demand that [companies] do better," they write.
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