Columnist

Shirley Leung

Shirley Leung is a columnist writing on everything from the intersection of business and politics to gender issues in the workplace. She is also a WGBH contributor to “Boston Public Radio” and “Greater Boston,” as well as a regular guest on New England Cable News.

She was a finalist in 2015 and 2017 for the Gerald Loeb Award for Commentary.

Previously, Leung was the Globe’s business editor, where she oversaw its award-winning coverage of the 2008 financial crisis. Prior to the Globe, Leung was a staff reporter at the Wall Street Journal. A graduate of Princeton University, Leung started her career at her hometown paper, The Baltimore Sun.

She is a working mom of two and lives in Milton with her husband who is also a journalist.

Latest stories

SHIRLEY LEUNG

This defunct dry dock could be the city’s next great park

By , Globe Columnist

Forget about building condos or offices at Dry Dock No. 4. The Seaport District needs a signature public space.

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Facing sex-bias investigations, country club digs in with denials

By , Globe Columnist

Some of you will wonder why what happens in the men’s locker room of the private Charles River club should even be a story in the Globe.

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Investors want more women, minorities on corporate boards

By , Globe Columnist

This year the Massachusetts pension fund acted against 1,690 companies for failing to meet state criteria on gender and racial diversity on boards.

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Sexist grill still par for the course at Charles River Country Club

By , Globe Columnist

A $1 million renovation of the Newton club’s men’s locker room includes a single-sex pub complete with food, booze, and a stone fireplace.