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Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 11:46

Leadership Excellence and Gender in Organizations Research to Practice Conference on March 22-23, 2018 at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 08:37

New research shows that a desire to help one’s family may actually improve the motivation and energy levels of workers, helping them succeed even when their daily tasks are mundane or frustrating. And that could mean that companies that help their workers strengthen family bonds—by offering flexible work options, for example—will help both their employees and their bottom line.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 16:35

Formal flexible work arrangements are not the norm in American businesses, and it’s often up to individual managers to decide whether their employees should be able to shift their hours, work from home, or participate in other flex options.

Fortunately, even managers who have negative perceptions of flexible work arrangements (FWAs) can change their minds, with the right incentives and exposure.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 15:46

Congratulations to WFRN member Ann Bookman on this innovative program. 

"Of 52 workshop attendees interviewed as part of a new study by the Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at University of Massachusetts Boston, nearly half either negotiated a pay raise at their current job or a starting salary at a new job that bumped them up to or above the market rate.  In short: They achieved pay equity, which is precisely the goal of the workshops."

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 14:27
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11:10

So you could think that closing the gender pay gap is perhaps, finally, on the horizon. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 11:07

In our research, which was published in the journal Human Relations

Monday, September 4, 2017 - 04:57

Helen Norman and Laura Watt discuss the gender imbalance in housework and what might be done to redress this.

Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:19

"For any woman, healthy or not, every day is a battle to be the best they can be at work, as bias against female traits in the workplace can lead to unfair wage gaps and minimal opportunities for leadership positions. But for women like me, living and working with a disease that makes us act and feel all the things society tells us we shouldn't -- emotional, weak, and in many cases, physically absent -- the stakes are much higher."