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Rethinking the Workplace

The Big Idea for Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business (www.bentley.edu/cwb) recently brought together a distinguished
and diverse group of CEOs, cutting-edge consultants and academics who provided their experiences, insights and wisdom on how men in positions of organizational power and influence can help advance women to create a more balanced business model for future success.

One of the key issues is why women currently hold just 10%-15% of the senior leadership positions in corporate America, despite the fact that they now represent 58% of all college graduates and hold 50% of middle-management positions in the United States.  

Bentley’s Center for Women and Business envisions a world where women no longer make up such a small fraction of corporate leadership and where developing and promoting female leaders becomes a best practice across the corporate landscape.

Here is the first of several articles in this series.




  1. 1 The New Frontier For Women in Leadership – Including Men
    Betsy Myers Experts' Corner
  2. 2 14 Concrete Steps to Boosting Diversity on Corporate Boards
    Big Think Editors Think Tank
  3. 3 Valley of the Dolls: Women's Wage Woes in the Tech "Shangri-la" of Silicon Valley
    Pamela Haag Harpy's Review
  4. 4 How to Get More Women At the Table
    Megan Erickson Think Tank

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