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As part of her research on social movements, Sarah Soule, a professor at the Graduate School of Business, has studied the movements that have galvanized women, including the Equal Rights Amendment, civil rights, abortion, peace, and education and welfare reform. She also explores the reactions to those movements, particularly the response of law enforcement authorities. [...]

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“At some level, there is still a perceived incompatibility between family and the workplace, which disadvantages mothers … My research finds that mothers are judged by a harsher standard, which leads to a ‘motherhood penalty’ in getting hired and being offered a good salary.” –Shelley Correll, a faculty affiliate at the Clayman Institute for Gender [...]

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Before heading off to high-pressure careers, both male and female MBAs explore how they can save bandwidth for their families By Margaret Steen For Stanford’s ambitious MBA students, Myra H. Strober’s Work and Family course can be full of aha moments. They hear, for example, that women who wait to have children may have trouble [...]

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Thirty-seven years after she organized the Business School’s first Women and Work class, Professor Myra Strober looks at the state of workplace equality scholarship today. Share, Email or Print:

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Women in Peril Succumb

When Andrea Wong, MBA ’93, joined Lifetime Networks as CEO in 2007, Lifetime had dropped from first to fifth among basic-cable networks. Among its problems, the company was pouring money and talent into 60 original movies a year, most of them about women in peril. “I said, ‘Why are we making movies we don’t believe [...]

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By Anne Field NEW YORK—If you’re a woman in business, how do you go about joining the ranks of that most exclusive of clubs—corporate boards of directors? And what are the benefits—and challenges—that come with board membership? Those questions were at the heart of a recent panel discussion for Stanford Business School female graduates organized [...]

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By Libby Driscoll Hlavka STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Observers have long noted that women are underrepresented in the young, fast-growing firms that dot Silicon Valley. Now, a six-year study of high-tech startups identifies factors that can predict how hospitable firms are to women and challenges the common assumption that access for women is uniformly low [...]

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By Marguerite Rigoglioso STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—Are women still at a disadvantage when it comes to attaining career success? Yes and no, says a new study. Women across the board seem to be enjoying greater parity with men—except in “good-old-boy companies,” where a woman’s personal style and needs for work/family balance may clash with [...]

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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS—As greater numbers of women, ethnic minorities, and other “nontraditional” employees join the workforce, the increasing heterogeneity of employee groups hashad a greater negative effect on white males than on nonwhites or women, researchers say. Work done by Anne S. Tsui, and Terri D. Egan of University ofCalifornia at Irvine, and [...]

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