Investment research firm MSCI has analyzed the 2,400 companies in its World Index and concluded the same thing as everyone else: companies with more women in leadership perform better financially. The firm separated out companies that have “strong female leadership” from the rest of i
Are you tired of the supposed ongoing “war” between working mothers and stay-at-home mothers? Then you’re going to like this piece of news: a study from researchers at Penn and NYU suggests that most Americans take a much more nuanced view of working parents’ choices than the headline
TIME announced last week that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is its Person of the Year for 2015. Good for Angela Merkel, you may be thinking, but why is this big news to Take The Lead? This is big news because, incredibly, Merkel is the first woman to be given the honor in 29 years.
In case you missed it, a Barbie doll in the likeness of director Ava DuVernay (of Selma fame) has been flying across the web. Earlier this year Mattel created and launched a line of six new Barbie dolls (honoring real women leaders for their contributions to society) in partnership wi
Remember back in August, when First Lieutenant Shayne Haver and Captain Kristen Griest became the first women to graduate from the notoriously grueling Army Ranger School? That was pretty cool, right? But there was still one big barrier remaining for them: graduating the intensive lea
Imagine a calendar of women chosen for their brains and not their beauty. You don’t have to imagine it: the makers of the 2016 Pirelli calendar—a calendar that, as the New York Times put it, has long been known as an “arty soft-core ode to pinups”—just made it a reality. The 13 women
Mark Zuckerberg is a dad! He and his wife Priscilla welcomed their daughter Maxima early last week, and by our estimation she’s already one of the most influential women of the year. First, shortly before Maxima’s birth, Zuckerberg announced he will take two months of paternity leave
You know that guy who loves to rain on your gender equality parade by telling you that men’s and women’s brains are fundamentally different? Now you can tell him that science says he’s wrong. A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examined thousands o
One of the hottest topics in our online events series this fall has been effective networking. Here is a quick recap of Leslie Grossman’s virtual happy hour on the topic below. Grossman, CEO Chair/ Coach of Vistage International Advisory Board, is a networking goddess herself,
Because we know you need some good news: the new managing director class at Goldman Sachs includes a record number of women (25 percent). Managing director is the second-highest rank at the bank, just below partner, so the number of women who reach that role is a good barometer of how
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