Women on wall street: Despite diversity measures, wall street remains vulnerable to sex discrimination charges

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Shaken by sexual harassment charges and costly lawsuits, Wall Street in the late 1990s saw a real shift away from its "old boy network" past - at least on paper anyway. In response to sexual harassment suits, many firms on Wall Street implemented strict sexual harassment policies, and even family friendly work-life balance policies. Unfortunately, the lawsuits have continued, prompting many to wonder why Wall Street continues to be so hostile to anyone other than white males. In a research study conducted in 1998 and 1999 with 76 men and women working on Wall Street, I found a number of reasons why change has been so slow in the making. Copyright of the Academy of Management, all rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)24-35
Number of pages12
JournalAcademy of Management Perspectives
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007


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  • Marketing
  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management

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