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David Wagner
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2/17/2016 | 11:19:34 AM
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@Broadway- Right. I'm not sure why that happened. It is obviously out of the scope of the study to break it down by country. Perhaps it is strange echo from World War II since Japan and Germany both have this problem? That's total speculation, but perhaps the social and economic realities that allowed women into the workforce were different back that far and we still see it today? Or maybe I just picked up on a coincidence.
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2/16/2016 | 2:42:21 PM
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@jastroff- There is always more work to do. The authors hope to broaden the study and hope to track change over time. That would hopefully lead to more cause and effect answers. The current scope of the study is just not broad enough for that.
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2/16/2016 | 2:40:43 PM
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@Broadway- Well, it depends on how you measure progress. The US is well behind most European countries in terms of female executives and board memebers. Though there exceptions (Germany, for example). 

When compared outside of Europe, the US is better, but not as good as you'd think. Japan is probably the worst when it comes to female executives and board members. It is so bad there that they have mad "womenomics" a part of theit economic strategy. They are making active efforts to encourage more female leadership.

But really, if you check out some of the charts in the paper attached you can see our numbers really aren't impressive globally. 
Ariella
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2/13/2016 | 7:08:40 PM
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@Technocrati Indeed, it is.
Ariella
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2/13/2016 | 7:05:52 PM
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@Broadway yes, that's exactly what I thought. I recall my aunt telling me that back in the 60s or so they officially justified paying women less than men for the same job because "men have to support their families." She wasn't working just for something to do and also had children to support (having been widowed at a very young age). But that was the climate then. You'd expect we should have made a lot more progress in half a century!
Ariella
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2/12/2016 | 2:38:40 PM
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@impactnow Indeed. It made the news that Intel was able to say that it has no pay gap between men and women at the same jobs in 2016!
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2/12/2016 | 2:34:27 PM
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Ariella sad but very true there are still different rules for men and women and different criteria for pay and promotion. Unfortunately, we need to see some change in though processes to see the equality gap change for women.
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2/12/2016 | 2:19:58 PM
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My guess is that women know they are under extra scrutiny in leadership positions and have to do more to prove themselves. That's not to say that men don't want to do well, too. But they're not likely to hear a putdown that equates poor performance with their gender.


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