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Gender equality

A growing underrepresentation of women in manager positions, which coincides with the years in which women typically have children, is directly tied to the gender wage gap in the United States, according to a new report by Visier.
Increasing gender balance in leadership roles has the potential to improve retailers’ customer experience, according to the latest Commonwealth Bank Retail Insights Report.
Americans have strong convictions about the importance of having women in leadership roles, but businesses are falling short in advancing women, according to a new study by the Rockefeller Foundation.
More than 300 senior-level leaders are expected to attend the 10th anniversary NEW Executive Leaders Forum, July 26-28 at Terranea Resort near Los Angeles.
Three-fourths of global executives surveyed believe c-suite gender parity will be achieved by 2030 — but fewer than half (44 percent) of c-level executives say their companies have specific goals for achieving it, according to a recent study by Weber Shandwick and KRC Research.
The Network of Executive Women has launched the NEW Future Fund, a campaign aimed at achieving 50/50 gender parity in the retail and consumer goods and services industry.
It’s been more than half a century since President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act and seven years since President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. But the gender pay gap stubbornly persists.
Retail and consumer goods companies are adept at attracting women for entry-level roles and advancing them to middle management, but are not promoting them to top-level executive positions, according to recent research by McKinsey & Co.
The retail and food and beverage industries lag behind education, healthcare and hospitality in senior women's leadership, according to a recent global study by Grant Thornton.
A dozen Network of Executive Women partners were recognized by the National Association for Female Executives as 2016 Top Companies for Executive Women.