Women 2012: Taking a Worldwide Reading on Tuesday, March 6th, at Federal Reserve Bank of New York. To read the event press release, click here. Photos by Don Pollard for NCRW. CLICK ON FIRST PHOTO to activate slideshow.
Female students have now surpassed their male peers in high school and college graduation rates. Yet across sectors, women’s representation in professional leadership roles has stalled at 15-17%. If women make up the majority of students earning Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral degrees why are there so few women in top management positions? Further aggravating women’s uneven progress, the disparity is often most pronounced in the most lucrative fields, especially STEM, economics, and finance.
On March 8, 2010 NCRW Director of Research and Programs, Shyama Venkatewar, was invited to speak at a special policy discussion in honor of International Women's Day. Hosted by The Insight Center for Community Economic Development, the Institute for Women's Policy Research, the National Council of Negro Women, the Women of Color Policy Network at NYU, and the National Council for Research on Women, the day focused on Economic Security for Women--how wealth building for women of color is a strategy for long-term economic recovery. Dr.