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Stop telling women they must change themselves to become leaders

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As we aim for a future with more women leaders in business, are we trying to fit an existing mold instead of creating new model that fit us all? “It’s important to say: This is not prescriptive for women. It is for everyone. There are as many ways to be a leader in business as there are leaders in business.”

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/careers/leadership/article-stop-telling-women-they-must-change-themselves-to-become-leaders/

Gender Inequality: What happened when a man and woman switched names at work for a week

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Early this month in a study in Philadelphia, a man and woman switched their email signatures for a week at work. She had a positive reception and he was inundated with untrusting and rude comments from clients!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/gender-inequality-man-woman-switch-names-week-martin-schneider-nicky-knacks-pay-gap-a7622201.html

Women Outnumber Men in Beedie MBA Program

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This year’s MBA female registration rate is 52%­­ – more than 15% higher than the average for AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)-accredited business schools. Over the past five years, Beedie’s MBA had higher than average female registration: women generally made up 40% of the program’s composition. However, 2014 was a milestone year – the very first where female students outnumbered men.

Read the full article at: http://beedie.sfu.ca/blog/2014/03/the-xx-factor-women-outnumber-men-in-beedie-mba-program/