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The Gap in Women in Leadership

March 6, 2012

Leslie Bennets of Newsweek magazine writes that “nearly 50 years have passed since the modern women’s movement began and many people assume the battle for equality is over. But the truth is that men continue to run most major institutions and make most of the important political, executive, policy and other decisions in the United States.”

And as demonstrated by the current battle over contraceptive coverage in health insurance, the dearth of women decision-makers often results in policies that fail to serve women’s needs, let alone the larger goal of equality.

Bennets continues her article with noting that “women’s ongoing failure to attain leadership positions can noLinkage women in leadership longer be blamed on a lack of qualified candidates in the professional pipeline that ultimately limits the executive talent pool; even when women are abundantly represented in a given field, they rarely manage to reach the top levels of management.”

From politics and business to academia, law and religion, the allocation of power remains stunningly lopsided.

To read her full article, click here>>

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