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Gender equality

During a meeting with female leaders from more than 20 Fortune 500 companies, the conversation turned to women’s employee resource groups.
In line with stubborn stereotypes, "many employees really do view assertive women in leadership as bossy," according to new research from executive coaching firm Skyline Group Inc.
Women continue to face gender-based bias about their ability to lead in politics and business, according to a new study by public relations firm MWWPR and Wakefield Research.
Countless research studies on gender and negotiation, power, promotion, pay gap and productivity have been hurled into public consumption, chewed and digested by all forms of media, then interpreted into “good advice for women” by well-meaning managers, trainers and consultants — myself included.
A new report from McKinsey & Company and LeanIn.org demolishes many of the old alibis for the lack of women in business and shows they lag behind men in promotions from the start of their careers.
The Network of Executive Women and the Center for Creative Leadership have published a new report that identifies workplace factors that support or block women’s career advancement.
Full gender equality in the United States could add up to $4.3 trillion to the annual gross domestic product by 2025 – and companies can drive change, according to a new report from the McKinsey Global Institute.
“Why do some companies seem to understand the importance of gender equality, while other companies — like mine — are light years behind?” 
Women face strong career headwinds, but they can accelerate progress toward gender equality by having difficult conversations and boldly supporting each other’s ambitions, four female executives told attendees at the NEW Executive Leaders Forum.
“Women aren’t always in a position to step up for women’s advancement — and when they do, they get pushed down. We need male champions,” diversity expert Kevin Carter told online attendees during the sixth NEW Summit Speaker series webinar.