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Simmons School of Management Professor Joins U.S. National Women's Business Council

BOSTON (August 26, 2014) -- Teresa Nelson Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program at the Simmons School of Management, has recently been invited to join the prestigious National Women's Business Council (NWBC). Her 3-year term is effective immediately. The NWBC is a non-partisan federal advisory council created to serve as an independent source of advice and counsel to the President, Congress, and the U.S. Small Business Administration on economic issues of importance to women business owners.

CGO updates Compendium on Women in Leadership

The Center for Gender in Organizations has updated the compendium on Women in Leadership, available on our website at the following link (under Resources, under Women in Leadership):

It now contains many more articles and topics, as well as a table of contents for easy navigation. There are instructions on page 5 for how to best use the compendium.
Please let us know if you have any questions, and we hope this resource will come in handy!

Mayor Walsh, Simmons College Announce Partnership and Further Success in the Work of the Boston Women's Workforce Council

BOSTON--Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh convened the first meeting of the Boston Women's Workforce Council under his Administration.  During today's meeting, Mayor Walsh announced a newly-created partnership with the School of Management at Simmons College and others. EMC, a major Fortune 500 company in the Boston area, is the newest company to participate in the Council's work.

CGO responds to "Ban Bossy" and "The Confidence Gap"

The Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management recently responded to two items in the popular media related to gender and leadership: the campaign to ban the word "bossy," and an article asserting that women "lack confidence."

To read our response to the "Ban Bossy," campaign, check out "Unpacking Ban Bossy: Reflections from the Center for Gender in Organizations," on our website here.

To read our response to The Altantic's article on women lacking confidence, check out "Confidence Gap? Not so fast" here.

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Professor Paula Gutlove's Blog on Gender Wage Gap Featured on The Huffington Post

When the Equal Pay Act of 1963 became law, President John F. Kennedy declared the end of the "unconscionable practice of paying female employees less wages than male employees for the same job." Yet, in 2014, when women across the United States earn, on average, 77 cents for every dollar men earn, the U.S. Senate blocked consideration of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would make it illegal for employers to penalize employees who discuss their salaries.

Simmons School of Management's Susan Vinnicombe Presents the best NED Award in the Not-For-Profit Catagory

On April 3rd Simmons School of Management's Susan Vinnicombe presented the best NED Award in the Not-For-Profit Catagory to Alice Maynard. The Awards acknowledge the role of a Non-Executive Director, Chairman or Trustee across any size of company/organisation, and across all business and not-for-profit sectors.The NED Awards were established in 2006, by Peel Hunt, to recognise those NEDs who have made a real contribution to the business and not-for-profit sectors, whose commitment and achievements helped the organisation grow.