Stereotype Threat: Penalized for promoting and encouraging talented women

A 2018 article in the respected Harvard Business Review addresses a second level stumbling block in the way of successful women in the corporate world -- that of stereotype threat. Without using that label, Anne McNulty describes the subtle but real punishment meted out when women try to assist women who are bright and merit … Continue reading Stereotype Threat: Penalized for promoting and encouraging talented women

“Is This Spontaneous Enough For You?” He asked.

From The New York Times Op-Ed pages The Bill-Melinda Gates Romance Started With a Rejection She recounts her evolution to feminist in her new memoir. “We’re quick to criticize gender injustice when we see it around the world,” Melinda Gates says. “We also need to see it where most of us feel it and can … Continue reading “Is This Spontaneous Enough For You?” He asked.

Google in the (unfavorable) news yet once again

Punishment seems to be the order of the day at Google -- rather than searching for the root cause of discontent. Or perhaps Google is fully aware of the root cause? Punishment, read that as creating 'fear'  is intended to keep employees in line.  My question. Who is doing the punishing? Direct managers? HR? Senior … Continue reading Google in the (unfavorable) news yet once again

“Equality for Women; Prosperity for All”

From a VOX  headline on 3/8/2019 we read what many of us have thought for years. Gender equality is the key to economic prosperity.   I was born into an island society and a cultural mind-set that saw women as destined to be married and a mother. Why would you invest in her education? Fortunately my parents … Continue reading “Equality for Women; Prosperity for All”

Need Financial Backing For Your Idea, Your Product, Your Startup?

  Our post today looks at success stories for women-led startups and funding provided by female venture capitalists who consider access to capital for women entrepreneurs with smart ideas and products.  Able Partners fund was started three years ago by Lisa Blau and Amanda Eilian and has been an early-stage investor in a number of female-founded … Continue reading Need Financial Backing For Your Idea, Your Product, Your Startup?