Carolina Destailleur Bueno LLM’22 on Transforming Women’s Leadership in Anti-Trust

CEDAW Roundtable Discussion -Professor de Silva Remarks

“Time is a-wasting”: Making the Case for CEDAW Ratification by the United States

SDG Goal 5 Gender Equity Training Oxford Handbook

Call for Inclusive Education: The Need for a Security Council Resolution Redefining Attacks against Girls’ Education in Afghanistan as a Tactic of Terror

Were Women Better Leaders During the Pandemic?

An Intersectional Approach to Violence Against Asian Americans and Women

After Atlanta: Building a Future Free of Racism and Gender-based Violence

An Emergency for Women: The Global Gender Dimensions of the U.S. COVID-19 Strategy

Why Ratifying the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is Good for America’s Domestic Policy

Revising the Playbook: Understanding (and Undoing) the Limited Scope of Leadership

Setting C-Suites for Sea Change: Reevaluating Work-Family Policies and Workplace Culture Toward Greater Employment Equity & Inclusion

A New Era of Equality: Redefining Leadership through a Lens of Allyship

How allyship paves the way for overcoming women’s self-censorship

Advancing Inclusive Leadership in Business

Written by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Introductions of Justice Rosalie Abella on International Women’s Day

Professor Rangita de Silva’s class on International Women’s Human Rights celebrated International Women’s Day on March 9, 2021 with Justice Rosalie Abella of the Canadian Supreme Court, introduced by Martha Minow, the former Dean and 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University.

CEDAW 2016-2020

Data on CEDAW Committee Concluding Observations on four selected areas: Women, Peace and Security, Intersectionality, Violence against Women, and Minority Rights

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Second-year law students publish ‘Black Women Future Leaders’ report developed as part of Rangita de Silva de Alwis’s ‘Women, Law, and Leadership’ course

Working Report: Draft Policies on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in the Virtual World of Work and in Political Life

These draft policies were developed as part of a policy lab on sexual harassment taught at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School by Professor Rangita de Silva de Alwis.

Black Women Future Leaders

The following report discusses themes that have emerged from working groups in Professor Rangita de Silva de Alwis’s course on “Women, Law, and Leadership” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School as part of an effort to increase female representation in positions of leadership. The report explores the ways in which themes including bias, representation, and allyship affect Black women in the legal field through the data collected from a survey of 30 Black Penn Law students, of which 24 identify as women and 6 identify as men.

You Cannot Change What You Cannot See: Women in China’s Elite Law Firms

In this chapter of the report, the students in the Seminar on Women, Law, and Leadership adopted a combination of quantitative and qualitative approach to analyze whether female lawyers in China are satisfied with their jobs, what obstacles they are facing, and whether they perceive their male colleagues as their allies. The data was collected through online questionnaire and covered more than 440 female lawyers in China.

Portraits of Allyship

In the Fall of 2020, students in the Seminar on Women, Law, and Leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School interviewed nearly 70 male ally peers at the law school. The Students were given a survey instrument but asked to contextualize and modify the questions as necessary. The seminar was taught by Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Senior Adjunct Professor of Law and Global Leadership. In partnership with Thomson Reuters Transforming Women’s Leadership Initiative, this project was the first of its kind to be conducted in a law school classroom.

From “Becoming Gentlemen” to Becoming Norm Entrepreneurs

Some Perspectives on Inclusion and Allyship from Penn Law School

Leader Interview Transcripts from the Fall 2020 Women, Law, and Leadership Seminar

The Penn Law Women, Law and leadership Class brought over 30 leaders in law and business for in-class interviews. At a time of the twin forces of COVID-19 and a public reckoning on equality, these reflections on leadership provide important roadmap to understanding transformative leadership

Institutional allyship—a solution to help improve diversity and combat workplace sexual harassment

Contributing to the research update article: Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Gen Z allyship research insights: Institutional allyship as a partial fix for sexual harassment

Written by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Emerging Insights from Male Allyship Study of Gen Z Law Students at Penn Law

Associate Dean Rangita de Silva de Alwis leads the research on transformative leadership and allyship in collaboration with Penn Law students and Thomson Reuters. The student-led research team: Zahra Keshwani (L21), Research Team Leader; Michael Machado (L20), Chukwufumnanya Ekhator (L20), May Alajlan (LLM 20), Margaret Gallagher (LLM 20), and Lindsay Holcomb (L21)

A New Study Looks at Perspectives of Male Law Students on Shaping Future Inclusive Workplaces

This research project is developed and supervised by Associate Dean Rangita de Silva de Alwis and led by Penn Law students: Zahra Keshwani, Fumnanya Ekhator, May Alajlan, Michael Machado, Lindsay Holcomb, and Sarah Heberlig

How to redefine leadership through the allyship lens

Written by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Male Allyship as the New Theory and Practice of Gender Equality

A co-authored study from Thomson Reuters and the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

A New Generation of Male Leaders Provide Insights on How to De Gender Leadership and Remove Stigma of Using Family-Work Policies

Principal Author: Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean of International Affairs, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School & Co-author: Natalie Runyon, Director, Talent, Inclusion & Culture, Thomson Reuters

HOW THE BLACK LIVES MATTER MOVEMENT IS RESHAPING OUR THINKING ON BIAS IN AI

Written by Associate Dean Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Christian Zabilowicz, and Gitanjali Swamy

How to normalize work-family policies usage within workplace culture

Written by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Allyship: Upstander vs. Bystander

Allyship as the New Theory and Practice of Diversity and Inclusion

Redefining Leadership in the Age of the SDGs: Accelerating and Scaling Up Delivery Through Innovation and Inclusion

Written by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women and Rangita de Silva de Alwis Associate Dean of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. 

Next Gen Leadership: Advancing Lawyers of Color

A digital space for attorneys of color as the next generation of legal industry leaders to create, author and share career wisdom.

Gen Z allyship research insights: Institutional allyship as a partial fix for sexual harassment

This research update was written by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, the Associate Dean of International Affairs at Penn Law, who leads the research on transformative leadership and allyship in collaboration with Penn Law students and Thomson Reuters.

Social Institutions and Gender Index

The OECD Development Centre’s Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) measures discrimination against women in social institutions across 180 countries.

Women Political Leaders - Reykjavik Index for Leadership

The Reykjavik Index for Leadership measures how people feel about women in power. It measures the perceived legitimacy of male and female leadership in politics and across twenty professions, as well as how men and women differ in their views, and the extent to which men and women are viewed equally in terms of suitability of individuals for positions of power.

2019 Women, Peace and Security Index

The new 2019 Women, Peace, and Security Index ranks 167 countries on women’s equality, reveals trends in women’s wellbeing across 11 indicators, and offers subnational data for China, India and Nigeria.

Thomson Reuters Diversity and Inclusion Index

The Diversity and Inclusion Index ranks the top 100 publicly traded companies globally with the most diverse and inclusive workplaces, as measured by 24 metrics across four key categories: Diversity, Inclusion, People Development and News Controversies.

Gender Social Norms Index

The Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI) measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education, and contains data from 75 countries, covering over 80 percent of the world’s population.

United Nations Development Program - Gender Inequality Index

The GII is an inequality index. It measures gender inequalities in three important aspects of human development—reproductive health, empowerment, and economic status.

Measuring Progress on Diversity and Inclusion Under the Saudi 2030 Plan

Working Report October 2019: Measuring Progress on Diversity and Inclusion Under the Saudi 2030 Plan

The Make Allies Podcast, Episode 1

Listen to the inaugural episode of “The Make Allies Podcast” with Fumnanya I. Ekhator. 

A New Study Looks at Perspectives of Male Law Students on Shaping Future Inclusive Workplaces

Women’s Leadership, created by Thomson Reuters Legal and the Legal Executive Institute to address structural barriers and creating cultural change needed at the organizational level for women to succeed and advance in the legal industry.

Interview with Anne Weisberg

Penn Law student Lindsay Holcomb interviews Anne Weisberg, Director of the Women’s Initiative at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP.

Penn Law Conversation with Sandie Okoro, the General Counsel of the World Bank

On November 13, 2019, the distinguished Holt speaker Sandie Okoro,Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank, engaged in a critical global conversation with Penn Law students moderated by Penn Law Associate Dean Rangita de Silva de Alwis. Ms. Okoro spoke on Women’s Leadership and the Global Economy and her own personal journey to leadership.

Reflections by Jake Romm, L’20

The Women, Law and Leadership Ideas Lab was an incubator for innovative ideas. It was a platform for students to test ideas, to create, and to experiment. Most of all, it was a space for students to ask questions on the under representation of women in leadership and how that hurts the global economy, hampers the diversity of thought, and undermines the public good.

Mind the 100 Year Gap: World Bank Global Gender Gap Report 2020

None of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children. That’s the sobering finding of the Global Gender Gap Report 2020, which reveals that gender parity will not be attained for 99.5 years.

Compendia of International and National Legal Frameworks

The compendia of international and national legal frameworks are a set of practical tools that not only inform about existing laws, but also provide a baseline to help countries identify opportunities to intensify their fight across these areas of focus.

Women, Business and the Law 2019: A Decade of Reform

Women, Business and the Law (WBL) is a World Bank Group project collecting unique data on the laws and regulations that restrict women’s economic opportunities.

Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law

The content on Thomson Reuters’ Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law page will highlight organizations’ successes in removing barriers to the advancement women and spotlight some of the most powerful women in law, business, government and academia, who will share their experience of their rise to the top.

WAPPP (Harvard Kennedy School) - Gender Action Portal

The Gender Action Portal (GAP) by the Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard Kennedy School is a collection of summarized research evaluating the impact of specific policies, strategies, and organizational practices to close gender gaps in the areas of economic opportunity, politics, health, and education.

Global Women’s Leadership Project - UN Women’s Family Law Database

The Global Women’s Leadership Project (GWLP), developed under the auspices of Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has created a clearing house of information on laws that govern women’s status in the family, as the first phase of the UN Women’s Family Law database.

Mapping Gender Equality: A 50-State Mapping of Paid Family Leave and Sexual Harassment Laws

Working with Associate Dean Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Penn Law students collected and curated relevant protections across the United States. This study was last updated in June 2020. A link to the database can be found here. The full report can be found here.

Student Reflections on the 20th Anniversary of the Women Peace and Security Agenda

In the fall of 2019, the University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School was fortunate to welcome the UN’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict, Radhika Coomaraswamy, to teach a course on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda.

Bending the Arc of the Moral Universe: Three Essays on Moral Leadership

These profoundly moving meditations by three recent speakers at the law school are reminders to a diverse community of our connective tissues - grounded in the rule of law — and ways to move forward, even when the past wrongs are unalterable.

Women Leaders in Law and Business: Trailblazers, Innovators, and Disrupters in the Law (2019)

The research on the barriers to leadership were conducted through interviews with women leaders who have helped to dismantle structural barriers and blazed a trail for other women in law, business and public life.

Leading in a New Era: Law Students Shaping Inclusive Policies and Building Trust in Transformative Leadership

In the fall of 2019, students in the Women, Law, and Leadership Course at Penn Law interviewed over fifty women leaders in law and business, exploring the concept of gender in leadership and ways in which traditional notions of leadership are undergoing radical change.

First Collaborative Report with Thomson on Allyship Released

Male allyship is critical in the evolution of gender equality programs in the workplace. Indeed, when men are included in gender equality programs, 96% of organizations see progress — compared to only 30% of organizations when men are not engaged, according to the Harvard Business Review.

A New Era of Equality: Redefining Leadership through a Lens of Allyship

On Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 12:00 pm, Thomson Reuters will hold a program featuring a discussion on the ‘first of its kind’, ground-breaking research collaboration between Thomson Reuters and University of Pennsylvania’s Carey Law School.