Jill Abramson's firing as editor of The New York Times has prompted conversation about biases that affect women in positions of authority. Was the “glass cliff” to blame? Two prominent fields of research explore this question.
Women are underrepresented in the top ranks of academic science, but they attend grad school in equal numbers as men. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to science correspondent Joe Palca about the disparity.
Has a colleague ever said something to you that wasn't outright racist, sexist, or homophobic, but kind of rubbed you the wrong way? Tell Me More looks at how to handle micro aggressions at work.
New research explores gender disparities in business school enrollment by the different ways men and women appear to process ethical compromise.
When Emily Amanatullah was a graduate student studying management, she couldn't help noticing that a lot of the classic advice in the field was aimed more at men than women. Negotiation tactics in particular seemed tougher for women to master....
As the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde is among an elite group of people determining how money is saved, spent and invested worldwide. In this interview, Lagarde explains why it’s important, from an economic perspective, to ensure that women have fair and equal access to the job market. She also talks about her own experiences of gender discrimination early in her career and what it’s like being the only woman in the room at the IMF.
By Shankar Vedantam
This story examines a February 2014 study by Harvard University economists Richard Freeman and Wei Huang which examined the effect of ethnic diversity on the success of teams that produce scientific research. The study suggests that team diversity plays a big role in success. While scientists disproportionately write papers with those of similar backgrounds, those who break out of that mold by working with diverse partners produce the most influential science. This was true of ethnically diverse as well as geographically diverse teams. The study suggests that diversity of ideas and perspectives is good for science, and this may have implications in other fields as well.
If your to-do list is so long that you are overwhelmed just looking at it, and if your list has you mentally racing back and forth between your responsibilities to your children and your job, this interview with Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time, may be helpful.
Tell Me More looks at strategies being used to encourage more young women to enter tech fields in the US, and what the international community is doing differently — for better and worse.
Tell Me More celebrates Women's History Month with the series "Women in Tech." Diverse voices will share ideas on bridging the gender gap in tech fields.