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STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS  — Can a macho workplace shed its machismo?  It happened on an oil rig, that most macho of work environments, say researchers who found that crew members on an offshore platform toned down their bluster and macho as they concentrated on a company program to improve workplace safety. Robin J. [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — On the surface, the financial gender gap appears to be closing. Women now earn 78 cents for every dollar men earn, and women under 25 working full-time earn 95% of what their male peers earn. Women make up 47% of the labor force. Despite these encouraging developments, sociologist Mariko Chang uncovered a [...]

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Becoming a fully engaged participant in our democracy requires more than simply pulling oneself up by his or her proverbial bootstraps. Indeed, it requires hard work and the personal fortitude required to delay gratification. But no one succeeds alone. For scholar Cornel West and venture capitalist Miriam Rivera, MBA ’95, it took a lot of [...]

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The best way to sell technology to women? Do not simply turn products “pink” advises Dr. Martina Schraudner, a visiting scholar at Stanford’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research and professor for Gender and Diversity of Organizations at the Technical University of Berlin. Schraudner can list a variety of pink flops, such as the mobile phone [...]

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As part of her research on social movements, Sarah Soule, a professor at the Graduate School of Business, has studied the movements that have galvanized women, including the Equal Rights Amendment, civil rights, abortion, peace, and education and welfare reform. She also explores the reactions to those movements, particularly the response of law enforcement authorities. [...]

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“At some level, there is still a perceived incompatibility between family and the workplace, which disadvantages mothers … My research finds that mothers are judged by a harsher standard, which leads to a ‘motherhood penalty’ in getting hired and being offered a good salary.” –Shelley Correll, a faculty affiliate at the Clayman Institute for Gender [...]

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Thirty-seven years after she organized the Business School’s first Women and Work class, Professor Myra Strober looks at the state of workplace equality scholarship today. Share, Email or Print:

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