Women In Business

Former U.S. president Barack Obama speaks at a conference during his first visit to France since he left the White House, Paris, France December 2, 2017. The session, organized by an association called "Les Napoleons" is hosted by Orange CEO Stephane Richard. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Obama: Elect More Women 'Because Men Seem To Be Having Some Problems These Days'

Barack Obama said he believes more future leaders should be women. The former U.S. president was in Paris over the weekend, speaking to a group of media leaders, financiers and academics known as Les...
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Why Breaking The Glass Ceiling Makes Business Sense

Companies with women in leadership positions consistently do better. Nasscom pointed to an Economic Times study several years ago that Indian firms headed by women had a compounded annual growth rate of 35% compared with 21% registered by the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)-30. Their profits grew by 56% over five years compared to the BSE-30 firms' 27%. Despite the evidence, India lags behind the rest of the world when it comes to corporate leadership roles held by women.
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Why Women In India have Jobs, Not Careers

Marriage is seen as the ultimate goal, not just an important milestone. With marriage, a woman ceases to be herself, losing herself in home management and the roles of wife, daughter-in-law, mother. A career is an afterthought. Many will tell you that the empowered women can make a choice between household and career, and they by their own free will choose the former. But there is a fundamental fallacy in this argument.
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Are Women Poor Negotiators?

I see women consciously and sub-consciously constantly negotiating their way through life (whether it is with the husband/boyfriend or with children on what to eat, where to eat, where to go for a vacation etc) and yet 4 out of 5 women say that they are unable to negotiate the salary they want or the salary they deserve while most often the men they know are quite adept at negotiating a better deal at work.