Elham Ghassemzadeh, Vice President of Product Management at NetSuite, shares her experience of attending the Grace Hopper Celebration
There’s a special feeling when you walk into the Anita Borg Institute Grace Hopper Conference. As a woman working in technology, usually when you walk into a room, you're in the minority. Here it's the complete opposite. Simply put, it's a different feeling when you are with other technically-minded women and think, “I’m not alone.” It gives you such a boost of confidence and a sense of camaraderie. It’s a genuinely warm feeling to experience.
Senior Director of US & Corporate Human Resources at NetSuite was recently given HR Symposium’s 2016 Award of Excellence for her work in leading the Women in NetSuite (WIN) initiative
Eighteen months ago, women represented 34 percent of employees at NetSuite, but less than 10 percent of leadership.
Recognizing that disparity, not just at NetSuite but in the tech community as a whole, a cross-functional team of women formed Women in NetSuite (WIN) to advance the professional development of women at NetSuite through recruitment, sponsorship, networking, education and advocacy.
How the Transfer of Weaith is Transforming Wall Street
by Lynne Ford, Executive Vice President, Calvert Investments
Three important trends are already changing the asset management industry, and are poised to become even more important in the coming years. First, based on their spending and earning power, women now represent a growth market bigger than those of China and India combined. This reality was identified by Kate Sayre and Michael Silverstein of the Boston Consulting Group in their article “The Female Economy.”
Atlas Copco Group mainly targets to create a common understanding of how to attract, recruit, develop and retain female employees, and of the vital importance of diversity in management.
Recognizing the need to develop more female managers, the first high-level female mentorship program -Pleiades- was launched. Diversity in top management was the motivation behind creation of the Female Mentorship Program, a program that pairs high-potential women with male mentors in general manager positions, to help the mentees prepare for such positions.
At a recent CSR Investing Summit sponsored by S-Network Global Indexes, there was a strong focus on the “G” pillar of ESG—(environmental, social, and governance)—issues. Keynote Speaker Kevin Parker, CEO of Sustainable Insight Capital Management, said that his investment decision-making begins with governance. He looks for “good” governance by boards, management, and related stakeholders as the bottom line for what makes a “good” company. He and other speakers and panelists described ethics—fair practices—as key to defining “good” governance.
CSR Asia launches new business resource as part of the CSR Asia/Oxfam Inclusive Business Series.
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This new resource from CSR Asia provides a comprehensive toolkit for organisations looking to improve their gender diversity performance. It provides an overview of legislation and policy across Asia Pacific as well as a summary of guidelines to help companies report performance and advice on designing strategic community investment programmes aimed at empowering women.
In just four years, the company dramatically increased the number of women in management. Here’s how.
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.