That evening, a search for general management and strategy case studies with female CEOs produced some interesting results. A recent article by Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) notes that only 11% of the cases in its directory, the most widely used in the world, involve women in senior positions, and most of them are from the area of organizational behavior and related to the so-called glass ceiling syndrome. Under general management and strategy, I found only one recent case that would fit the themes of my course, related to IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and the launch of the Watson project.
There is clearly a lack of teaching materials and academic research about gender and other types of diversity in companies. This reflects the reality of most companies, where much remains to be done to achieve gender equity, for example in areas related to selection, promotion, compensation and other forms of recognition.
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