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Women Need to Realize Work Is Not School
Academic institutions are churning out ever-more female graduates. But the very skills that propel women to the top of the class in school are earning us middle-of the-pack marks in the workplace. Indeed, a recent study found that women account for 51.4% of middle managers in the U.S. but only 4.2% of Fortune 500 CEO's. Based on our experience, the CEO statistics will continue to improve, but only incrementally, until women recognize that the boardroom is not the schoolroom. To be successful, we must now do the very thing we were always taught not to: be disruptive.
Posted on 14 Jan 2013
Encouraging Girls to Excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Nechama Kenig, a pedagogical coordinator on World ORT’s Kadima Mada team in Israel, examines the obstacles in the way of women who want to pursue careers in science and technology and the need to encourage girls to pursue and excel in these subjects while at school in an article for eJewish Philanthropy. It is a topic close to her heart and one which she discussed at last year’s International Lion of Judah Conference in New York.
Posted on 14 Jan 2013
Motivation, Study Habits - Not IQ - Determine Growth in Math Achievement
It's not how smart students are but how motivated they are and how they study that determines their growth in math achievement. That's the main finding of a new study that appears in the journal Child Development.
Posted on 13 Jan 2013
Free as in sexist? - Free culture and the gender gap
Despite the values of freedom and openness, the free culture movement’s gender balance is as skewed (or more so) as that of the computing culture from which it arose. Based on the collection and analysis of discourse on gender and sexism within this movement over a six-year period. I suggest three possible causes: some geek identities can be narrow and unappealing; open communities are especially susceptible to difficult people; and, the ideas of freedom and openness can be used to dismiss concerns and rationalize the gender gap as a matter of preference and choice.
Posted on 13 Jan 2013

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