It’s a Man’s World

Lean In, the book on women and work by Sheryl Sanberg, appears on track to become to the current population of women in their late teens, ‘20s and ‘30s what the Feminine Mystique and Ms.  magazine were to my generation at that age.  The media is abuzz—to a much greater degree than it was when the writings of Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer and Gloria Steinem hit the world.  And, there is much more media to buzz today!

One of Sandberg’s points—and laments—is the paucity of women Read more

Life at the Bottom

Does the nonprofit sector have a mind of its own; or a backbone? Consider the 9/22/11 issue  of The Chronicle of Philanthropy.  This issue was consumed with exposing—and it did feel like a tabloid expose–the data on high salaries for nonprofit leaders.

In so doing, it helped do the homework for those attorneys general around the country who want to “do something about exorbitant salaries” for nonprofit executive directors.  In so doing, it pandered to the concerns of these attorneys general, the media and the donors Read more