Workplace

Sorry! Not Sorry? A Colloquy

Eighth-year associate Amanda Bartlett and first-year associate Kate Saba recall an email exchange discussing the gender politics around women apologizing at work. Amanda Bartlett (Eighth-year associate, Litigation Department): Kate–Remember that time I laid into you about over-apologizing when you hadn’t done anything wrong, you pushed back, and we ended up with “Let’s write an article about …

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Goodbye, Haters: Learning How to Navigate Feedback in the Workplace

Some women, like me, have a tendency to internalize feedback and criticism in ways that can be harmful. It is important to understand that feedback is a tool in your personal and professional development, but also that not all criticism should be taken to heart. Receiving feedback, especially in a formal setting, can be nerve-wracking. …

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Champions for Change

Women represent about 51% of the United States’ population. We earn 60% of all master’s degrees in the United States and control or influence more than 70% of consumer spending. Despite these figures, women are still largely absent from corporate boardrooms and corner offices: only about 5% of CEOs in corporate America are women. Of …

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Shining a Light on the Market Potential of Gender Equality

We recently spoke with Heidi DuBois, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Finance at BNY Mellon, who spearheaded a collaborative report between BNY Mellon and the United Nations Foundation titled “Return on Equality: Investment Opportunities to Close the Global Gender Gap.” The report, which was launched at the World Economic Forum earlier this …

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Paradigm for Parity

The issue of gender inequality in the workplace is a frequently discussed topic and one that is unfortunately entrenched in the corporate world. According to research by CNNMoney and Catalyst, women occupy only 14% of the top five executive positions in S&P 500 companies, fewer than 5% of CEOs are female and women hold only …

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