Women Will Get It Done

Black and American Indian women are much more likely than white, Asian and Hispanic women to die pregnancy-related deaths according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

There are 16.7 pregnancy related deaths per 100,000 live births. Of that number:

  • Blacks have 40.8 per 100,000
  • American Indians have 29.7 per 100,000
  • Asians have 13.5 per 100,000
  • Whites have 12.7 per 100,000
  • Hispanics have 11.5 per 100,000

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In a new version of the game Monopoly, women get $1,900 to men’s $1,500 and instead of buying properties, players invest in inventions made by women. [USA Today – Broadsheet 9/1/19]

Research: When Women Are on Boards, Male CEOs Are Less Overconfident

A number of governments, notably those in India, California, and parts of Europe, are pushing for greater female representation in the boardroom. And several studies suggest why: Having women on the board results in better acquisition and investment decisions and in less aggressive risk-taking, yielding benefits for shareholders. What’s less clear is why these effects happen.

Our research suggests one potential reason: Having female board members helps temper the overconfidence of male CEOs, improving overall decision making for the company. [GenderAvengerBlog 9/14/19]

2019 is likely to be the first year that women make up the majority of the college-educated workforce in the United States. [BLS /WSJ 8/21/19]

Two trade bodies in Europe – the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, which represents the region’s banks, and the Investment Association – are weighing a move to reduce stock market trading hours as a means of boosting the number of women in the sector. The cut being considered is opening the markets an hour later and closing them an hour earlier than the current 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. schedule. [Broadsheet 8/20/19]

Of the 65 colleges in the nation’s wealthiest and most powerful sports conferences, only four have women leading the athletic department. As we approach the 50th anniversary of Title IX and women make up nearly half of college athletes, women are increasingly filling other athletic administrative posts especially outside the Power Five Conferences. [NYT 9/15/19]

“There has been a lot of talk recently in the political arena about the likability trap for women: Women who behave in authoritative ways risk being disliked as insufferable prima donnas, pedantic schoolmarms or witchy woman.”
–Joan C. Williams, professor of law [NYT 8/27/19]