The Center for Gender in Organizations (CGO) is helping to shift how decision-makers think and act in terms of gender equity, diversity and organizational effectiveness. Our research demonstrates that gender equity and diversity greatly improve work practice and businesses benefit when they view gender equity as a strategic imperative and a source of competitive advantage. It is this vital link between gender equity and productivity that forms the cornerstone of CGO's work.
In addition, our Affiliates serve as speakers, consultants, trainers and developers of customized research. It is this rare combination of research and practice that gives our work practical immediacy that allows us to improve individual, team and organizational performance. Current partnerships include the Fish Family Foundation, the United States-Japan Foundation, the Network of Executive Women, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, as well as several rights-based nonprofit organizations. We are also a sub-contractor for the National Institutes of Health.
CGO's 2012-2013 research stream focuses on simultaneity- the combination of multiple social identities such as gender, race, and class. Furthermore, in partnership with a leadership development organization for girls, we are exploring what middle school girls are thinking about their careers. CGO is also conducting a study about women as primary earners as well as a multi-phase project about Women's Networks and their impact on women's advancement.
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