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Are You Ready to Invest in Women?

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By Kathleen McQuiggan, Senior Vice President of Global Women's Strategies for Pax World Management LLC and Managing Director of Pax Ellevate Management LLC 

Imagine walking into your first Wall Street job, fresh out of college, ready to take on the world. That was me twenty-five years ago when I boldly entered the world of finance as a sales assistant for two institutional brokers. At the time I knew nothing about investing or client service, but I knew that it was a fantastic opportunity to learn and it was an environment in which I could thrive – so I was all in. 

Gender Balance Means Better Business Performance

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As Women’s History Month comes to a close, Gerri Mason Hall, Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, reflects on one of her personal passions – the importance of inclusion in the workplace and its role in attracting, engaging and retaining future leaders. When organizations foster an environment of inclusion all employees, both men and women, thrive and succeed.

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How Analytics Helped Kimberly-Clark Solve its Diversity Problem

In just four years, the company dramatically increased the number of women in management. Here’s how.
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What do you do when most of your customers are women, but the majority of your top managers are men?

Kimberly-Clark (KMB) faced that exact dilemma in 2009. The parent company of Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex and Cottonelle had data showing that just 17% of its director-level-or-higher employees were women, while a whopping 85% of its consumers were female.

Serious Business: Women Take Charge

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Melissa Strait, Arby’s chief people officer, discusses her experience, advancement opportunities for women, and the characteristics of a successful career. Today she is responsible for leading the strategy, development and execution of key organizational effectiveness and talent management programs for the company’s 71,000 employees at nearly 3,400 restaurants worldwide.

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Melissa Strait, Arby’s chief people officer, discusses her experience, advancement opportunities for women, and the characteristics of a successful career. Today she is responsible for leading the strategy, development and execution of key organizational effectiveness and talent management programs for the company’s 71,000 employees at nearly 3,400 restaurants worldwide.

Why Women Don't Apply for Jobs Unless They're 100% Qualified

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There was a great article in Harvard Business Review on Aug. 25, 2014 about why women don’t apply for jobs unless they’re 100% qualified for the position.

Full Spectrum Leadership

When masculine and feminine leadership come together we can create sustainable, value adding, and lasting synergetic partnerships and businesses
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Have you read Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg? She is the COO of Facebook and is ranked on Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and as one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. The book, which fleshes out her 2010 TedTalk, highlights how women unintentionally hold themselves back from their professional goals and earning potential. The common thread between the topics she discusses comes down to one thing: quality of life for HUMANITY.

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