Building the Glass Ceiling

Fascinating article in the NYT this morning about Harvard’ Business School’s  “experiment” aimed at improving women performance and the college’s gender relations.  The case study addresses pay equity, faculty representation, and social dynamics. As one might guess, HBS faculty and successful alums are still white male dominated.

At the end of every semester, students gave professors teaching scores from a low of 1 to a high of 7, and some of the female junior faculty scores looked beyond redemption. More of the male professors arrived at Harvard after long careers, regaling students with real-life experiences. Because the pool of businesswomen was smaller, female professors were more likely to be academics, and students saw female stars as exceptions.

Graphic via NYT