For years, women have made up roughly half of the college-educated workforce in the United States. Yet, women remain underrepresented in positions of power, status, and leadership. In their new book, Glass Half Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work, co-authors HBS Gender Initiative Director Colleen Ammerman and Professor Boris Groysberg break apart myths about why gender inequality persists and what can be done about it. Join them for this virtual program as they use a research-informed perspective to explore practical strategies your company can use to mitigate and overcome the barriers that hold women back.
Please note: Advancing gender equity requires leadership from everyone, so men as well as women are encouraged to attend.
Glass Half-Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work (Harvard Business Review)
“How to Be a ‘Glass-Shattering’ Organization” (Harvard Business Review)
“How to Close the Gender Gap” (Harvard Business Review)
HBS Gender Initiative (additional resources and newsletter)
Director, Harvard Business School Gender Initiative
Colleen works with the faculty leadership of the Gender Initiative to support a research community and a platform for disseminating practice-relevant insights for advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in organizations. She oversees the Initiative’s staff, operations, and activities, including student and alumni engagement, programs for companies, and research conferences. She is a member of the Life & Leadership After HBS research team, an ongoing longitudinal study of Harvard Business School alumni which examines the influence of gender and race on their life and career outcomes. She is coauthor, with Boris Groysberg, of Glass Half-Broken: Shattering the Barriers That Still Hold Women Back at Work (Harvard Business Review Press).
Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration
Boris Groysberg is a professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior unit at the Harvard Business School. Currently, he teaches courses on talent management and leadership in the school’s MBA and Executive Education programs. He has won numerous awards for his research, which focuses on the challenge of managing human capital at small and large organizations across the world. His work focuses, in particular, on how firms can achieve a sustainable competitive advantage by engaging employees in the implementation of business strategy. Groysberg is author of the award-winning book Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance. A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, he has written many articles and case studies on how firms hire, engage, develop, retain, and communicate with their talented employees. Before joining the Harvard Business School faculty, he worked at IBM.
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