Advocating for change

WCM actively engages with the media to bring gender diversity issues to the forefront of the public and corporate dialogues. Through awareness and education, our goal is to inspire meaningful action to drive change and increase women’s representation in our industry, in our economy and in our country’s leadership teams. 

Read on for updates on our advocacy initiatives and interesting media coverage. You can also check out our Research and Reports section for in-depth research and leading data on the economic imperative of gender parity and related topics.  

Even Melinda Gates Has Struggled to Get Her Husband Bill to Do His Fair Share

Even Melinda Gates Has Struggled to Get Her Husband Bill to Do His Fair Share

“The Silent Inequality" a term gates uses to describe the disproportionate amount of so-called “unpaid work” that millions of women do each day.

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Fortune
Around The World, Women Are More Skeptical of Their Employers Than Men Are

Around The World, Women Are More Skeptical of Their Employers Than Men Are

A global survey by Edelman finds that women around the world trust institutions less than men do.

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Quartz
Boards Are Overlooking Qualified Women. Here’s How to Fix That

Boards Are Overlooking Qualified Women. Here’s How to Fix That

At the rate we’re going now, the U.S. won’t achieve gender balance on boards until 2055. How do we change that?

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Harvard Business Review
D&I Deep Dive

D&I Deep Dive

A weekly curated series of articles, white papers, and top research pieces to keep you up to date on the latest topics on diversity & inclusion in the...

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D&I Deep Dive
Where is the Line Between Inspiring Girls and Misleading Them?

Where is the Line Between Inspiring Girls and Misleading Them?

Raising girls to believe they’re equal with equal chances as boys to achieve their dreams could be a disservice given how sexist America still is.

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Elle
Women Did Everything Right. Then Work Got ‘Greedy.’

Women Did Everything Right. Then Work Got ‘Greedy.’

How America’s obsession with long hours has widened the gender gap.

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The New York Times
Highlights from WCM's Ignite Gala

Highlights from WCM's Ignite Gala

This year's Ignite Gala brought together more than 800 financial professionals to celebrate our collective action for gender diversity and recognize 1...

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Companies are Working Towards Diversity in Leadership but Inclusion is a Long Way Off

Companies are Working Towards Diversity in Leadership but Inclusion is a Long Way Off

We all play a part in making sure everyone feels included.

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Quartz
One Way to Reduce Gender Bias in Performance Reviews

One Way to Reduce Gender Bias in Performance Reviews

We are far from neutral in our evaluation of others and it's hurting women.

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Harvard Business Review
WCM Announces Partnership With theBoardList

WCM Announces Partnership With theBoardList

WCM is pleased to announce our partnership with theBoardList, a well-established and curated marketplace designed to connect highly qualified...

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Status, Fear, and Solitude: Men and Gender Equality at The Top

Status, Fear, and Solitude: Men and Gender Equality at The Top

Why do some organizations still struggle with gender equality at senior levels? Deloitte's new report explores men’s experiences with work, family, an...

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Deloitte
Strong Mentorship A Key Factor in Getting More Women Involved in Finance

Strong Mentorship A Key Factor in Getting More Women Involved in Finance

Camilla Sutton, President and CEO of WCM, explains how mentorship positions women for success and how you can be a strong mentor.

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The Globe and Mail
When and Why Diversity Improves Your Board’s Performance

When and Why Diversity Improves Your Board’s Performance

Recommendations for how board chairs and directors can create more egalitarian board cultures and improve their governance.

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Harvard Business Review
Meritocracy Doesn’t Exist, and Believing it Does is Bad For You

Meritocracy Doesn’t Exist, and Believing it Does is Bad For You

Simply holding meritocracy as a value seems to promote discriminatory behavior.

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Fast Company
When Will We See More Gender Equality in Investing?

When Will We See More Gender Equality in Investing?

The lack of women leaders in investing is an issue that more firms should be worried about.

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Harvard Business Review
Finance Is Still Excluding Women

Finance Is Still Excluding Women

The industry has a long way to go to meet even its self-set targets.

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Bloomberg
The Secret Recipe to Close the Gender Gap in the Workplace

The Secret Recipe to Close the Gender Gap in the Workplace

There’s a broad realization of the business case for diversity and an authentic demand for accelerating it, but how can organizations move towards act...

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BNN
Stop Telling Women They Must Change Themselves to Become Leaders

Stop Telling Women They Must Change Themselves to Become Leaders

Dunn puts forward the argument that by training women to lead like men, we are reinforcing the idea that women are lacking and need to be fixed.

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The Globe and Mail
Why the ‘Business Case’ for Hiring More Women isn’t Working

Why the ‘Business Case’ for Hiring More Women isn’t Working

Sarah Kaplan and Nancy Wilson outline why diversity and inclusion takes a personal commitment from senior leaders; one that doesn't simply stem from a...

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The Globe and Mail
Culture, Influence and Measurement are the Secret Sauce to Accelerating Diversity

Culture, Influence and Measurement are the Secret Sauce to Accelerating Diversity

Camilla Sutton of WCM and Laura McGee of Diversio outline the most successful action plans to accelerate gender diversity and call on leaders to move...

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The Globe and Mail
WCM Welcomes PIMCO as Corporate Sponsor

WCM Welcomes PIMCO as Corporate Sponsor

WCM is excited to announce our latest corporate sponsor, PIMCO.

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WCM
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