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Brazilian Women: Empowered or Victimized?

February 17, 2011 by


In the latest from Financial Times’ Women at the Top series, “Gender gap narrows in Brazil,” Joe Leahy profiles a female hotelier’s experience in Brazil since the ‘80s. Outnumbered by her male counterparts, Chieko Aoki’s story is an inspiring tale of a woman rising the ranks—progress that has been mirrored by women nationwide. Leahy writes: […]

Different Decade, Different Dagny

February 13, 2011 by


On Friday afternoon, I attended the roll-out of the Atlas Shrugged Part I trailer. Surprisingly, the film is set in the modern day—partly because of budget constraints, producer Harmon Kaslow admitted. When I asked Mr. Kaslow how the different time setting would affect the gender politics of the story, he seemed unconcerned. But it seems […]

Melissa Leo and Female Self-Promotion

February 7, 2011 by


Today on Jezebel, Irin Carmon has a good post on “the female self-promoter.”  She points to several examples where a woman’s success has been attributed to her talent for deliberate self-promotion and ladder-climbing. Carmon then suggests that what we consider “self-promotion” for a woman would merely be considered “business-savvy” in a man. What makes this […]

The Woman Power Problem

February 6, 2011 by


Can women be both powerful and likeable? Of course. But it may be more difficult for women than it is for men. This week, Fortune editor Patricia Sellers sheds new light on the old question: why do people have trouble dealing with women in power? She writes: Stanford Graduate Business School Professor Deborah Gruenfeld, a […]

Do Investors Discriminate Against Women?

February 1, 2011 by


Research from the University of Utah suggests that potential investors tend to believe that male-owned business ventures are more promising and stable than female-owned ventures. Test groups were presented with business plans that were identical, save for the gender of the CEO. BNET reports: Respondents were asked to assess the company’s technology, growth prospects, strategy, […]

When Gender is a Non-Issue

January 22, 2011 by


In a January 22nd interview with The New York Times, Freight CEO and President Judy McReynolds explains how she was able to pursue a high-stress career as a woman. I told my husband, Lance, that I was concerned about balancing a career and motherhood. […] [H]e offered to stay home with our boys until they […]