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Quota this: Women at Davos

The world's biggest power schmooze fest begins Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland. But this year, something will be different. The press has made much of The World Economic Forum's (WEF) new quota system, whereby companies are being asked to include a woman among every five delegates. In fact, WEF organizers have downsized the number of coveted white badges that its "strategic partners" will get from the usual six to this year's four. But a number of those partners--companies like Chevron, Cisco and Aetna, who pay half a million bucks a year to join that club--protested. So the WEF said that they could include one more person as long as she is a woman with a decent title, like chair or CEO. Well, is that really a quota?

By Lillian Cunningham | January 25, 2011; 03:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

At women's colleges and after, girls rule

We have one woman running Congress, another heading the State Department, and three serving as justices of the Supreme Court. Why would any bright 18 year-old want to cloister herself in a single-sex college? And why would her parents allow, much less encourage, her to do so?

By Ian Saleh | September 7, 2010; 10:45 AM ET | Comments (4)

90 years later, the struggle for equality continues

After all these years, women are clearly making progress. When I joined the workplace in the 1960s, I was the first female professional at a major accounting firm. Today, women represent nearly half of the country's workforce and half of its college graduates. But we still have a long way to go...

By Ian Saleh | August 26, 2010; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (4)

'Women's Progress is Global Progress'

It's not that women need our help. We need theirs. The reality is simple, women's progress means global progress, and any advances being made on the economic front are tenuous if they're not reinforced by women's increased access to social and political opportunity.

By Ian Saleh | August 17, 2010; 12:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Closing the gender gap in the tech industry

For the technology industry to truly thrive, it needs our best women serving in leadership roles. We need to create corporate cultures that include females with technical skills and business savvy.

By Ian Saleh | August 3, 2010; 11:47 AM ET | Comments (3)

Why women leaders are MIA from academic life

An academic career is lauded as ideal for mothers, partly due to its perceived flexibility. If it's so good, then why do women outnumber men in graduate school but make up 26% of full professors and just 23% of college presidents, a number that hasn't changed in 10 years?

By Ian Saleh | July 22, 2010; 06:20 AM ET | Comments (40)

What I didn't learn in business school

It's time for business schools to wake up to the fact that many of their learning environments aren't hospitable to women.

By Fahima Haque | April 29, 2010; 02:05 PM ET | Comments (46)

The choreography of the kitchen

D.C. chef-owner Ruth Gresser on leading a kitchen: 'Even when it's very busy, if that feeling of the dance is there, it's wonderful.'

By Fahima Haque | April 27, 2010; 02:31 PM ET | Comments (1)

Title IX spurs a generation of women leaders

Title IX set out to get more girls playing sports, but has indirectly inspired a generation of women to lead through business.

By Fahima Haque | March 2, 2010; 06:54 AM ET | Comments (6)

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