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Simmons College Undergraduate Management Students are selected to participate in the 2014-2015 New Horizon's College Mentoring Program with the Network of Executive Women's New England Regional Chapter

Congratulations to the Simmons College Undergraduate Management students Alexandra McConaghy, Charlotte Crosby, Kaitlyn DiPietro, and Norma Tentori, who have been selected to participate in the 2014-2015 New Horizons' College Mentoring Program with the Network of Executive Women's New England Regional Chapter! The experience promises to enhance students' perspectives on the CPG (Consumer, Product, Goods) and Retail Industry as well as build leadership and networking skills. Photo: From left to right, Kaitlyn DiPietro, Alexandra McConaghy, Charlotte Crosby, and Norma Tentori.

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For more information about the Network of Executive Women, please visit the website at http://www.newonline.org/.


Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin and Media Mogul Arianna Huffington to Speak at 36th Annual Simmons Leadership Conference

BOSTON (October 15, 2014) -- Simmons College has announced the keynote speakers for its April 2, 2015 premier Simmons Leadership Conference.Focusing on the theme "Dare to Compete," the conference features Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, author and columnist Arianna Huffington, and Cisco Chief Technology and Strategy Officer Padmasree Warrior. The event will be held at the Seaport World Trade Center Boston.

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Simmons College School of Management Ranked the #1 "Greatest Opportunity For Women" in Nation by The Princeton Review

BOSTON (October 8, 2014) -- Once again, the Simmons College School of Management has been named the No. 1 MBA program with the "Greatest Opportunity for Women " by The Princeton Review. This is the sixth consecutive year the Simmons MBA program has received the distinction.

The ranking is part of The Princeton Review's 2015 guidebook for "Best 296 Business Schools" in which the School of Management is listed.



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.

For more research and publications from CGO, visit www.simmons.edu/cgo.


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.