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Shonda Rhimes: I Didn’t Break the Glass Ceiling

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Shonda Rhimes: I Didn’t Break the Glass Ceiling

Shonda Rhimes is a screenwriter who became the first African-American woman to create and executive-produce a Top 10 network series when Grey’s Anatomy premiered in 2005. Since then she has created and produced Private Practice, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. She recently received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s […]

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Do Women Value Salary Less Than Do Men?

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Do Women Value Salary Less Than Do Men?

When women are in charge they tend to pay themselves less than do male colleagues, Erik Sherman reports in Fortune. But women take more enjoyment from what they do. A recent study from the London School of Economics, Aston Business School and University of Antwerp looked at 159 “social entrepreneurs” in the United Kingdom. These […]

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Trust Yourself, Break the Rules

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Trust Yourself, Break the Rules

“Break the rules” is Christine Perkett’s advice to women entrepreneurs. In a Huffington Post interview, Perkett (at l.), the CEO of PR analytics platform SeeDepth, says, “Women worry way too much about doing everything the right way. If you want to innovate and create, you’ve got to be bold. That, and trust yourself first and […]

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Moving for a Man’s Job But Not a Woman’s

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Moving for a Man’s Job But Not a Woman’s

When dual-income couples move because of a job, it’s most often the man’s job that determines the change. A traditional explanation has been that men have greater earning potential so their jobs take precedence. However, a research study examined by Dina ElBoghady in The Washington Post sheds new light on the subject. Published in the […]

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Do High-Achieving Women Really Opt Out?

Filed in Featured, Statistics to Discuss by on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
Do High-Achieving Women Really Opt Out?

What are the real differences between high-achieving men and women? In honor of the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard Business School (HBS), Robin Ely, Pamela Stone and Colleen Ammerman sought to find out, surveying more than 25,000 HBS graduates. Writing in Harvard Business Review, they say they found that “the conventional […]

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‘Rising Stars’ Share Career Advice

Filed in Featured, Starting Out by on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
‘Rising Stars’ Share Career Advice

Sometimes the simplest advice is the best advice. New York Women in Communications’ second annual WiCi Awards were held Oct. 28, 2014. Nine young women were honored as “Rising Stars in Communications.” Mashable’s Megan Ranney gathered a piece of advice from each of these women. None is groundbreaking, but all come from real experiences on […]

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How Women at the Top Really Got There

Filed in Featured, Starting Out by on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
How Women at the Top Really Got There

Writing recently for Fast Company, Sally Blount, dean of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, argued that “we have a responsibility to encourage and support young women to be deliberate in dreaming about the people they want to become.” They need to dream big from the start. The first job women take after leaving […]

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Removing Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Removing Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship

The best entrepreneurs have in common 10 discrete talents, according to Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal (at l.), senior consultant and lead researcher in entrepreneurship for Gallup. In her recent book, Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder (Gallup Press, September 2014), Dr. Badal identifies those talents as business focus, confidence, creative thinker, delegator, determination, independent, knowledge-seeker, promoter, relationship-builder and risk- taker. […]

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Catalyst: STEM Fields’ ‘Unwelcoming Culture’

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Catalyst: STEM Fields’ ‘Unwelcoming Culture’

A culture that is unwelcoming to women is a key reason women are under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, according to new research from Catalyst, the nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business. “STEM companies face a serious talent drain as women take their skills elsewhere, but […]

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Is Boardroom Inequality Bred at Lower Levels?

Filed in Featured, More Headlines, Starting Out by on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
Is Boardroom Inequality Bred at Lower Levels?

More than getting more women into boardrooms, “we need more women who work in cubicles to stay long enough so they can attain leadership positions,” Caroline Fairchild writes in Fortune. As little as two years into a job, women start losing their drive for the top, according to a report on gender parity from Bain […]

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