By: Lisa Cohen, assistant professor, Desautels Faculty of Management
Lisa Cohen, Assistant professor, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Canada, reveals the difficulty women encounter in being hired for higher level roles.
When Mary Barra became the first female chief executive of General Motors, we celebrated a woman reaching the height of her profession.
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It took Mary Barra more than three decades at General Motors to become the company’s first female chief executive. Even then we celebrated a woman reaching the pinnacle of her profession. The same happened again when Inga Beale became Lloyd's of London's first female CEO in the company’s 325-year history.
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"Whose Jobs Are These? The Impact of the Proportion of Female Managers on the Number of New Management Jobs Filled by Women versus Men," Administrative Science Quarterly
Authors: Cohen, Lisa E.; Broschak, Joseph P.
Publication: Administrative Science Quarterly
What's it like to work at struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry, one of Canada's big banks or scandal-ridden engineering firm SNC-Lavalin?
... McGill University associate professor Lisa Cohen said job review websites provide useful information to prospective employees, especially when it comes to salaries and corporate culture.
The information is also potentially valuable for a company's human resources staff, she said.
"This is a read on how well you're doing," said Cohen, who teaches organizational behaviour at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management.
Two Vancouver-based CEOs are among 10 Canadian bosses to receive top approval ratings by employees in a website survey.
Telus CEO Darren Entwistle (MBA'88) received an 84-per-cent rating — seventh overall — while Lululemon CEO Christine Day got an 83-per-cent rating, or ninth overall.
The two business leaders were rated on the website Glassdoor, a job and career site where employees anonymously dish on the pros and cons of their companies and bosses.
Author: Cohen, Lisa
Publication: Organization Science, March/April 2013
Prof. Lisa Cohen was awarded a SSHRC Connections Grant for her project “The structure and structuring of work within and across organization.” Connection Grants support events and outreach activities geared toward short-term, targeted knowledge mobilization initiatives. These events and activities represent opportunities to exchange knowledge and to engage on research issues of value to those participating.