What's really behind gender imbalance in the business world

12/14/2012 | Harvard Business Review online

Women tend to talk about what women can do to address gender imbalances in the business world, but business leaders understand that the disparity is more about policies and management practices, writes Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, CEO of 20-first. "Every women's network, every additional dollar spent in coaching and mentoring women, every women's conference, is just another way of avoiding the real issues and adding another whip to blame the ladies," she writes. "And as soon as you suggest this to the guys who run the place, they ruefully admit it's true."

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