Nicole M. Coomber

Nicole M. Coomber

Nicole Coomber is on the faculty in the Management & Organization area at the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Women Inspire: Five Ways to Support Women Leaders

How do you deal with the “broken rung” that affects women trying to climb the corporate ladder? One way is to enlist the help of other women.

The image of the broken rung was popularized by a landmark LeanIn.Org and McKinsey study that showed men outnumber women almost 2 to 1 in first-level manager jobs. That first missed promotion creates an imbalance, the research showed, that follows women throughout their careers.

NPR, Google Leaders to Speak at Maryland Smith’s Women Inspire

Event Honors Smith Alumnae for Their Achievements

College Park, Md. (Feb. 10, 2020) – Meg Goldthwaite, chief marketing officer at NPR, and Sherika Ekpo, global diversity and inclusion lead for Google AI, will be the honored guests at this year’s Women Inspire event, hosted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. Both women are graduates of the school’s MBA program.

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