Monday, June 20, 2011

Women at Work

There are a couple of stories in the media today that I found interesting about women in the workforce.

One of the articles is about the low percentage of women and minorities serving on boards in corporate America. In the nation's largest publicly traded companies, women make up on 18 percent of director positions and only 8.4 percent of highest-paid positions.

I find it ironic that companies such as Urban Outfitters, who specifically target females, have boards made up of all white males. There are other companies such as Principal Financial Group that realize the value of gender diversity throughout the organization. They subscribe to the theory that good gender balance is a competitive advantage for the company.

More details are in the article found

The other article is about my favorite topic of work-life balance. It specifically addresses how work-life balance is important for healthy marriage relationships. What I found most interesting is that once children are added to the marriage, there is often a shift in the work-life balance dynamic for both the husband and wife.

You can read the full article here.


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