New Whitepaper from Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning Considers Paths to Advancement for Women in the Workplace

By Dave Hendrick

Gender disparity — in salaries, in roles and in leadership opportunities — continues to be a fact in nearly every facet of the working world. Women earn considerably less than men in comparable roles globally and hold only one-third of senior leadership positions in the U.S. Fewer than 10 percent of Fortune 500 companies are led by women.

These statistics persist even as research overwhelmingly points to benefits for organizations that have strong female leadership.

In a new whitepaper, four professors at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business share evidence-backed techniques and tools that women in leadership can leverage to reconfigure the playing field — for themselves and others.

women in leadership whitepaper coverThe whitepaper, which features insights from Professors Allison Elias, Yael Grushka-Cockayne, Sean Martin and Laura Morgan Roberts, includes the topics:

  • Leveraging difference to drive change and add value
  • Reducing complexity in decision-making
  • Rethinking negotiation strategies to build stronger relationships
  • Building influence at every point in the leadership journey
  • Harnessing positive feedback to inform career direction

Download the free whitepaper, and further explore the topics in Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning’s Women in Leadership Program.

Darden Executive Education & Lifelong Learning is provided by the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation.


About the University of Virginia Darden School of Business

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business prepares responsible global leaders through unparalleled transformational learning experiences. Darden’s graduate degree programs (MBA, MSBA and Ph.D.) and Executive Education & Lifelong Learning programs offered by the Darden School Foundation set the stage for a lifetime of career advancement and impact. Darden’s top-ranked faculty, renowned for teaching excellence, inspires and shapes modern business leadership worldwide through research, thought leadership and business publishing. Darden has Grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia, and the Washington, D.C., area and a global community that includes 18,000 alumni in 90 countries. Darden was established in 1955 at the University of Virginia, a top public university founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1819 in Charlottesville, Virginia.


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