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.
By Jennifer Ludden
Many people may think of a "remote worker" as a harried mom in her bathrobe or a 20-something at a coffee shop. But that image doesn't actually reflect who is working outside the office, according to a new study.
By Lynn Neary
If it seems like male authors get more attention, there are hard numbers to back that up.
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Host Michel Martin talks to Rachel Dempsey and Joan Williams, co-authors of What Works For Women At Work about why gender bias is still a major problem, and how to fight it in the workplace.
Professionals need to be able to project confidence and self-promote in order to succeed. But women and people of color often find that traditional self-promotion strategies don’t work well for them. This webinar explains why and presents practical tips for promoting yourself, your colleagues, and your organization.