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we explore the challenges posed by difference – by gender, generation, culture, and sexual orientation


Through our research, we explore the challenges posed by difference – by gender, generation, culture, and sexual orientation – and map solutions for both individuals and their employers.

In particular, we aim to:

  • Affirm and bolster the business case for diversifying leadership
  • Identify, through robust research, the underlying impediments to the full utilization of the talent spectrum
  • Reveal the mechanisms by which inequities can be addressed
  • Harvest and share best practices across industry sectors.

Our research spans a variety of talent streams, industries and geographies.




Multicultural talent


Financial Services

Life sciences


Emerging Markets



United States

United Kingdom

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Harness the Power of the Purse: Winning Women Investors

What's driving the market failure for women investors? Andrea Turner Moffitt, a leading thinker on women and investing, cracks the code on how to fully harness the power of the purse offering a roadmap full of tactics for winning with the biggest growth market: women.

Using a wealth of hard data - including findings from nationwide surveys and dozens of focus groups and interviews with female investors from New York to London to Hong Kong - Harness the Power of the Purse reveals compelling insights on the female investor market. The book also draws on in-depth interviews with top advisors and forward thinking leaders to reveal how they are spearheading innovative solutions.

Whether you're a women investor looking to flex your financial muscle or an industry advisor or leader committed to building gender smarts,Harness the Power of the Purse is a vital resource for turbo charging growth and closing the gap for women investors. (3/15/2015, Book - 218 pages, Rare Bird Books, A Vireo Book)


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Harnessing the Power of the Purse: Female Investors and Global Opportunities for Growth

As more women become breadwinners and business owners who generate income and make financial decisions for their households, the power of the purse - and the market opportunity it represents - will grow exponentially. Yet this robust female market is startlingly untapped. CTI finds that tapping the power of the purse depends on correcting industry misperceptions about female investors and an industry tendency to perceive women as a monolithic market. Geography, generation, source of wealth, and asset level are all factors affecting how women perceive wealth and arrive at decisions about its allocation. In this report, CTI explores these nuances. (5/1/2014, Report - 116 pages)


Sponsors: Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered Bank, UBS

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Sustaining High Performance in Difficult Times

Viewed from Wall Street the current credit crunch and market downturn is exceptionally difficult to deal with. The cascading losses, the scale of the layoffs (100,000 and counting) and the fear that generous profit margins are a thing of the past—that new restrictions on leverage and risk will limit profitability going forward—make this the toughest down cycle in a generation. So how is top talent dealing with this onslaught? In a word--badly. In focus groups conducted for this study, senior executives talked about being angry, anxious and deeply stressed. Troubled firms are finding that precisely the wrong people (top performers with other job options) are heading for the door. (9/1/2008, Report - 16 pages)

Sponsors: The Moody's Foundation

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The Under-Leveraged Talent Pool: Women Technologists on Wall Street

Right now, a battle for survival has eclipsed the war for talent. Business leaders are slashing headcounts and budgets, and focusing with laser vision on what it takes to succeed in a deep global recession. But when the economy recovers, companies will return swiftly to the crucial work of recruiting and retaining top performers. Renewal and growth cannot be rekindled without high-octane brain power. Yet the value proposition is changing dramatically in a new era of talent management. Two dominant demographic cohorts—Gen Y and Baby Boomers—are redefining what it takes for a company to be an "employer of choice." The 78 million Boomers and 70 million Gen Ys crave flexibility, personal growth, connection, and opportunities to "give back." The Bookend Generations are remapping old ideals of success as they pursue a "Rewards Remix" that prizes meaning and choice over money. (12/1/2008, Report - 25 pages)

Sponsors: Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, Intel, Merrill Lynch, NYSE Euronext

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