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Podcasts from Women@BCG

Making the Workplace Work for Dual-Career Couples

Companies are increasingly looking at gender diversity, particularly at senior-leadership levels, but they need to reframe the discussion from “women in the C-suite” to “leaders—both women and men—from dual-career households in the C-suite.”

In this episode, Katie Abouzahr, senior manager, and Frances Taplett, global consulting people team senior director, discuss how companies can supporting this large and growing demographic and gain a competitive edge in the war for talent.

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Why Women-Owned Startups Are a Better Bet

If investors are making calculated decisions that are—or should be—based on business plans and projections, why is there a large gender gap?

In this episode, Katie Abouzahr, Global People Team senior manager, and John Harthorne, founder and CEO of MassChallenge, discuss insights for investors, startup accelerators, and women entrepreneurs seeking backers.

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John Harthorne

Founder & CEO, MassChallenge

The Dividends of Investing in Diversity

Women founded and cofounded startups raise less capital but generate the same revenue as male founded startups.

Listen as Jenny Abramson, BCG alumna and Founder & Managing Partner at Rethink Impact, and Senior Manager Katie Abouzahr discuss opportunities for investors and solutions to creating equity in the VC space.

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Jenny Abramson

BCG alumna and Founder & Managing Partner at Rethink Impact

Washington, DC

Measuring What Matters in Gender Diversity

Do you know what your company should be tracking to ensure gender diversity? Are you drowning in data? Or are you guided by government mandates?

Listen to Partner Nadjia Yousif and Senior Manager Katie Abouzahr discuss which metrics really matter when it comes to making a difference with gender diversity in an organization.

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Embracing the Opportunities in Digital and Analytics

"Digital and analytics" is a broad term that’s used a lot these days. We talk about its impact on the future of the workforce and on the work we do with clients—as well as how it is changing the way the world is moving.

Listen to Principal Lauren van der Kolk and Senior Manager Katie Abouzahr as they discuss what this term means and the career opportunities it presents.

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How Diverse Leadership Teams Boost Innovation

Want to generate inventive new ideas that can win in the market? Build management teams comprised of people with the widest possible range of backgrounds and perspectives.

Listen to Partner and Managing Director Rocío Lorenzo and Senior Manager Katie Abouzahr as they discuss the relationship between diversity and innovation.

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Getting the Most from Your Diversity Dollars

Companies are investing, but gender diversity programs are not having the impact they should.

Listen to Senior Partner and Managing Director Matt Krentz and Senior Manager Katie Abouzahr as they discuss how companies can get a better return on their diversity dollars: by advancing proven measures and looking out for hidden gems and by avoiding overrated initiatives that drain the budget and don’t move the needle.

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Dispelling the Myths of the Gender “Ambition Gap”

Ambition is not a fixed attribute, nor is it impacted by the decision to become a parent. Ambition is nurtured—or damaged—by the daily interactions and opportunities women face in a company over time. CEOs and leaders can reinforce ambition in women by creating the right culture, thus improving the diversity—and success—of their leadership teams.

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How Millennial Men Can Help Break the Glass Ceiling

Millennial men make up a critical constituency, and companies should engage them in shaping family policies and to improve gender diversity.

Listen to Partner and Managing Director Michael Tan and Senior Manager Katie Abouzahr as they discuss the changes to the workplace that millennial men will bring, and the five ways companies can prepare to attract and retain top talent and improve the workplace for everyone.

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Michael Tan

Partner & Managing Director

Singapore

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