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May 2014 Archives

Mayor Walsh, Simmons College Announce Partnership and Further Success in the Work of the Boston Women's Workforce Council

BOSTON--Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh convened the first meeting of the Boston Women's Workforce Council under his Administration.  During today's meeting, Mayor Walsh announced a newly-created partnership with the School of Management at Simmons College and others. EMC, a major Fortune 500 company in the Boston area, is the newest company to participate in the Council's work.

Need homework help? There's a Tutor for That!

When I saw that my first semester of business school included "Financial Reporting and Analysis," a required course for the MBA program, I was a bit concerned about how challenging it would be. Having earned my degree in comparative literature (years ago), it's been a while since I've taken a math-related course, and honestly, numbers isn't my strongest suit. Needless to say, I was a little worried. I know I'm not alone in this respect. Even my classmates who have worked with accounts in their jobs aren't completely comfortable with the some of the accounting ideas we go over in class. Luckily for us though, as Simmons students we're able to seek the assistance of Simmons Tutorial Services! 

CGO responds to "Ban Bossy" and "The Confidence Gap"

The Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management recently responded to two items in the popular media related to gender and leadership: the campaign to ban the word "bossy," and an article asserting that women "lack confidence."

To read our response to the "Ban Bossy," campaign, check out "Unpacking Ban Bossy: Reflections from the Center for Gender in Organizations," on our website here.

To read our response to The Altantic's article on women lacking confidence, check out "Confidence Gap? Not so fast" here.

For more research and publications from CGO, visit