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Being ‘Assertive’ Can Be Costly for Women

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Being ‘Assertive’ Can Be Costly for Women

We know that being perceived as “pushy” can be punitive for women, but it can be costly as well: almost $16,000, in fact. Writing at Forbes.com, Kathy Caprino spoke with researchers David Maxfield and Joseph Grenny, authors of a study that finds gender bias in the workplace is very real. The perceived competency for women […]

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Women’s Pay Starts Strong Then Falls Behind

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Women’s Pay Starts Strong Then Falls Behind

Gender pay disparity often begins in favor of women but soon favors men. Researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York say women fresh from college earn as much or more than male counterparts in 29 fields. But by mid-career that advantage is gone. Women college graduates between the ages of 22 and 27 […]

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The ‘Millennial Career Pause’ Debate

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The ‘Millennial Career Pause’ Debate

Do millennial women define success differently and plan “career pauses” or this just another excuse for employers who don’t want to hire young women? Both opinions have been voiced recently. Gaining the most attention was Claire Cain Miller’s article, “More Than Their Mothers, Young Women Plan Career Pauses,” in the New York Times. Her thesis […]

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Female Millennials Want Opportunities, Equality

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Female Millennials Want Opportunities, Equality

Lack of opportunities for career progression was the top reason (34%) female millennials in financial services say they left their last employer, according to a new study from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). No room for growth ranked above “I found a job that paid more elsewhere” and “The work was not as interesting and meaningful as I […]

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Women-Owned Businesses Continue to Grow

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Women-Owned Businesses Continue to Grow

Women now own nearly one-third of privately held businesses in the U.S. These businesses account for nearly one of seven jobs at privately held businesses and one of every 16 overall, according to the 2015 “State of Women-Owned Businesses Report” from American Express OPEN. The number of women-owned businesses (WOB) rose by 74% between 1997 […]

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Sheryl Sandberg: ‘Fortune Favors the Bold’

Filed in Featured, Starting Out by on June 29, 2015 0 Comments
Sheryl Sandberg: ‘Fortune Favors the Bold’

Sheryl Sandberg understands leadership and also has learned a great deal about life. On June 27, 2015, the Facebook COO delivered the commencement address to Tsinghua School of Economics & Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Her talk touched on how to lead, succeed and live. She wished the young graduates four things: That you […]

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Avoiding the Mid-Career Stall

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career, Uncategorized by on June 23, 2015 0 Comments
Avoiding the Mid-Career Stall

Are mid-career female professionals like middle children, who “often feel ignored or have to try a little harder to be heard, and they don’t get enough praise compared to their siblings”? Writing in The Business Journals, Dana Manciagli suggests this scenario is one way to understand why many women’s career journeys stall. To fight the […]

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Women College Grads Still Face Pay Gap

Filed in Featured, More Headlines, Starting Out by on June 10, 2015 0 Comments
Women College Grads Still Face Pay Gap

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) no doubt wishes it had more encouraging news for young women graduating college this year. But it doesn’t. Young women coming out of college still earn less than male graduates. That gap is narrowing slowly, but largely, the EPI reports, “because the vast majority of men’s wages have stagnated or […]

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Watch the Videos from the 2015 WTS Conference

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Watch the Videos from the 2015 WTS Conference

WTS International (Women’s Transportation Seminar) held its 2015 annual conference in Chicago and GlassCeiling.com was there. Contributing Writer Jordan Zaslow spoke with environmental activist Erin Brockovich, the conference keynote speaker; America’s first African American female combat pilot Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, who gave a rousing motivational speech; and several of the conference’s more than 500 attendees. […]

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CareerCast Picks 2015’s Best Jobs for Women

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CareerCast Picks 2015’s Best Jobs for Women

CareerCast.com’s 2015 list of best jobs for women includes 11 growing fields that the organization says provide increasing opportunities for women. “Many of the careers ranked as our best jobs for women in 2015 defy the gender conventions of the workplace. Some rank well because employers actively pursue the most qualified women, while others provide […]

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