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Research and Insights
Explore insights, publications, and initiatives around women in business.+–Ideas and Insights from CBS
- Gender Inequality and Entrepreneurship Research: Anticipating That Others Prefer Men Leads to Gender Bias in Networking
- Necessary but Not Sufficient
- Not All Discrimination Is Obvious
- Are Gender Differences Just Power Differences in Disguise?
- Wage Transparency Works: Reduces Gender Pay Gap by 7 Percent
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+–Faculty in the News
Modupe Akinola: Stereotypes Harm Black Lives and Livelihoods, but Research Suggests Ways to Improve Things Management researcher Modupe Akinola explains on how stereotypes hurt Black Americans and what we can do to counter them.
Modupe Akinola: Women Are Less Likely to Delegate Than Men—and That Might Hurt Their Careers When women don’t delegate, they have less time for big-picture work and mentoring.
Katherine W. Phillips: A Seat at the Head of the Table From the 1970s into the ’90s, women made serious progress in the workplace. Then that progress stalled, especially at the top.
Katherine W. Phillips: College-Educated Women Are the Workplace Majority, but Still Don’t Get Their Share Women in the U.S. have earned more degrees for decades, but it wasn’t until this year that they edged out college-educated men in the work force. Though they still make a lot less money.
Daniel Wolfenzon: Gender Pay Gaps Shrink When Companies are Required to Disclose Them Government-mandated reporting of gender pay discrepancies has been a subject of much debate in the last 5-10 years. Those arguing for legislation…
Michael Johannes: Mind the gap: Business schools help women break the glass ceiling There are plenty of female finance graduates, but few make it to senior positions.
Mabel Abraham: From Inclusion to Support: How to Build a Better Workplace At the New Rules Summit, participants working in groups proposed changes to create equitable environments in the workplace. Here are the topics, quotations from group leaders and takeaways.
Sheena Iyengar: The Netflix Effect At Work? How Can Leaders Conquer Decision Paralysis? When tackling a tough decision, leaders should rely on a basic framework that asks: What are we trying to accomplish? Which decision achieves that, while also remaining true to our core values?
Scaling Big in India: Leveraging Behavioral Science to Help Feed Millions
Stanford Social Innovation Review, August 2020
The Demotivating Effects of Communicating a Social-Political Stance: Field Experimental Evidence from an Online Labor Market Platform
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences, June 2020
Gender Differences in Preferences for Meaning at Work
IZA - Institute of Labor Economics, March 2020
Are Women More Creative Than Men? The Gendered Effects of Networks and Genres on Musical Creativity
Why East Asians but not South Asians are underrepresented in leadership positions in the United States
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, February 2020
Congruence between Leadership Gender and Organizational Claims Affects the Gender Composition of the Applicant Pool: Field Experimental Evidence
Social Science Research Network, June 2019
Diversity thresholds: How social norms, visibility, and scrutiny relate to group composition
Academy of Management Journal, February 2019
Do Firms Respond to Gender Pay Gap Transparency?
National Bureau of Economic Research, January 2019
Women's work: Remembering communal goals
Motivation Science, 2019
To delegate or not to delegate: Gender differences in affective associations and behavioral responses to delegation
Academy of Management Journal, Februray 2018
Pursuing Quality: How Search Costs and Uncertainty Magnify Gender-based Double Standards in a Multistage Evaluation Process
Administrative Science Quarterly, 2017
Understanding the MBA Gender Gap: Women Respond to Gender Norms by Reducing Public Assertiveness but Not Private Effort
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 2017
Gender Gap in Entrepreneurship
It's good to be the Queen… but it's easier being the King
McKinsey Quarterly, October 2015
Structural Equality at the Top of the Corporation: Mandated Quotas for Women Directors
Strategic Management Journal, June 2014
Ethnic diversity, gender, and national leaders. Journal of International Affairs
Journal of International Affairs, 2013
CBS Women Spotlights
Explore the talent, expertise, and wisdom of the women’s network at Columbia Business School.+–Hear from Leading Alumnae and Faculty
Barbara Corcoran on Diversity in Leadership Entrepreneur, author, and Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran on the importance of building diverse teams.
Making an impact with Maryam Banikarim ’93, Executive in Residence, Columbia School of Professional Studies Maryam Banikarim ’93, former Hyatt Global CMO, shares insights on making an impact and work/life balance.
Professor Rita McGrath, Power Dynamics for Women in Leadership Professor Rita McGrath discusses how women in leadership roles can exert power with skill by identifying and leveraging their scarce and valuable resources.
Deborah Jackson ’80, founder and CEO of Plum Alley, on the importance of women’s networks Deborah Jackson ’80, founder and CEO of Plum Alley, takes about the importance of women’s networks and knowing who you are at the June 2019 Women’s Circle Breakfast.
Women's Initiatives at CBS View key discussions, panels, and highlights on the Women’s Initiatives at CBS Youtube channel