Fresh Insights

by Gina Glantz Every election season, this term pops up in the media: women’s issues. Discussions of so-called women’s issues are where you find most women commentators, certainly many more than in discussions of economics and foreign policy, as if these topics were of no concern...

Diversity Insider: Ruchika Tulshyan I’m tired of hearing the oft-repeated wisdom: “women need to find mentors to ensure career success.” This is yet another step on the “fix women” ladder; women are constantly being told we should negotiate better, take greater risks, and “lean in” to...

FRESH INSIGHT: TrishCotter Many STEM advocates believe that the exposure needs to start with very young girls. A recent study by the Girl Scout Research Institute reports that American teenage girls are fascinated with the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering, and math. According to the study, about...

Susan MacKenty Brady Just as many men are asking themselves how to “be” in the conversation about gender equity, as a white woman, I have been asking myself how I can “be” in the topic of racial equity in leadership. As a girl raised by a single...

How African American women can thrive and succeed in today’s workplace Katherine Giscombe, PhD When my research team and I at Catalyst investigated African American women in corporate environments in the mid-2000s, we noted the phenomenon of their “outsider-within” status. By remaining conscious that they were outsiders...

Learning How to Wield Gracious Power Prof. Sukhvinder Obhi Power is a central feature in contemporary news headlines, and social commentators constantly analyze its corrupting effects. Often, the corrupting power that they refer to is wielded by men and, in particular, white men. Given this, it’s easy...

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