Does gender discrimination exist at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.?
That is the question this week after three women filed a lawsuit seeking class-action status against the firm. The 72- page complaint chronicles their experiences while at Goldman. As a former Goldman partner, I am upset by their accounts.
The National Council for Research on Women with support from the American Express Foundation will host a one-year (2010-2011) program to support emerging leaders in the non-profit sector. The 35 fellows will receive mentorship and training in areas such as human resources management, securing organizational resources, and ‘leading from the middle’ (as opposed to top-down strategies). Entitled Building the Next Generation of Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector, the program will train 35 entry- to mid-level managers who were selected out of a pool of more than 250 applicants. Representing a variety of backgrounds, the 35 selected fellows come from a wide range of organizations including 13 NCRW Member Centers, and 10 different states.
On paper, began Linda Basch, President of the National Council for Research on Women, the numbers look good. Yet, said Basch, “The glass ceiling remains virtually shatterproof. We’ve reached stasis in too many areas.” The National Council for Research on Women, along with the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, Catalyst, Demos, Women’s Forum, Inc., and Women 4 Citi hosted “The Power of Women’s Leadership” to explore the lack of women in leadership positions, why we need them there, and how to fix it.
Last week, NCRW held a two-day corporate leadership summit (April 27-28) at Time Warner. It was an inspiring series of roundtables and explorations of the challenges and opportunities for retaining and advancing women of color in the corporate sector.
NCRW announces an innovative professional development program for young women. Funded by the American Express Foundation, the year-long program will benefit young women who are engaged in the nonprofit and social justice sectors by providing training and sustained support to build the next generation of women leaders.
For more information, visit the program page here.
Building the Next Generation of Women Leaders in the Nonprofit Sector (NCRW-Amex Fellowship) is a 15-month development program for women leaders in the nonprofit sector. The Program offers skill-building workshops, mentoring, and networking opportunities that provide promising young leaders with access to career guidance and resources for professional development.
The purpose of the program is to promote retention and advancement of women leaders in the nonprofit sector by:
Providing trainings that develop and enhance skills to effectively manage growing responsibility in an organization;
Engaging Fellows in career planning, networking, and professional development opportunities to build confidence, problem-solving, and leadership capability.