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December 2012 Archives

Simmons Professor Mary Shapiro Featured in Boston Globe

Simmons School of Management Professor Mary Shapiro was featured in the Boston Globe on December 9th. The article " Narrowing the gender gap in male-dominated industries" discusses a recent study conducted by Simmons College that finds that Girl Scouts are more self-confident and have broader career aspirations -- less limited by gender stereotypes -- than girls who are not involved in similar organizations. The report, done in conjunction with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, shows that organizations that serve girls boost their confidence and should be part of a larger effort to improve women's participation in top roles in society.

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