Diversity Woman Magazine

FALL 2013

Leadership and Executive Development for women of all races, cultures and backgrounds

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Upfront Shortcuts > B-School Dean Gender Gap G Top tips for teleconferencing and videoconferencing M eetings are ever more likely to be conducted remotely these days, which means you need to get good at presenting yourself via audio and video hookups. Tese tips can help you get your points across clearly and confdently. FOR AN AUDIO TELECONFERENCE • Don't be afraid to interrupt, but be sure to identify yourself frst so everyone knows who's commenting. • On calls with a lot of participants, mute your phone when you're not speaking to minimize background noise. THINKSTOCKPHOTOS FOR A VIDEO CALL • Wear cool colors like blue, which look better on camera, and choose solids instead of busy patterns. • If you wear makeup, use one of the new lines designed to make you look good on high-defnition video. • Light your space so harsh shadows aren't on your face. • Create a background that's professional looking and uncluttered. • Set up the video camera at eye level. • Make eye contact by looking directly at the camera. MOST IMPORTANT Practice! Particularly for video, you'll feel much more at ease if you set up a test call with a trusted colleague and use the feedback you get to adjust your presentation. di ve rs i tywoma n.com ood news: More women are heading up business schools. Not-so-good news: The woman-led schools, somewhat surprisingly, aren't enrolling Etc. many more female students than the schools led by men. Research from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) found that over the past fve years, the number of business schools with female deans has inched upward, from 17 percent in the 2007–2008 academic year to 18.5 percent this year. But the executive MBA and undergraduate programs at those institutions had fewer female students—24.2 percent vs. 29.9 percent for MBAs and 40.7 vs. 42.2 for undergrads—than did the schools led by men. Te MBA programs at schools with female deans had only a slightly higher proportion of women students (38.6 percent) than schools with male deans (35.3 percent). Some had predicted that as more women came to occupy the top spots, women students would feel more welcome and increasingly choose to attend those schools. It's not clear from the survey why this isn't happening. What is clear is that, as AACSB research coordinator Hanna Drozdowski puts it, "More work needs to be done in this space." Fa ll 2 0 1 3 DI VE R S IT Y WO MAN 17

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