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Leadership When You’re Not the Leader

Filed in Featured by on April 22, 2014 0 Comments
Leadership When You’re Not the Leader

Don’t disparage meetings. They’re “your greatest opportunity to be visible and show your organization what you bring to the table,” says Luann Pendy, VP-global quality at medical-device company Medtronic. She tells Forbes that it is important for women to show their leadership qualities at meetings, even when they are not the acknowledged leader. “You can […]

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Crossing the Confidence Gap

Filed in Featured, Hot Questions by on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Crossing the Confidence Gap

Is a lack of self-confidence what holds some women back? Journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman pose the question in an intriguing article in The Atlantic titled, “The Confidence Gap.” “To our surprise, as we talked with women, dozens of them, all accomplished and credentialed, we kept bumping up against a dark spot that we […]

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For the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

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For the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker (shown at left) heads the new Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative, a collection of businesspeople committed to helping develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. Six of the inaugural PAGE members are women: designer/philanthropist Tory Burch; Helen Greiner, founder-CEO, CyPhy Works and co-founder, iRobot Corp.; Daphne Keller, co-founder […]

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Paid Less? Negotiate More Aggressively

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
Paid Less? Negotiate More Aggressively

“I don’t think I ever heard from a woman who worked for me [say] ‘I want to make X.’ So recalls Sallie Krawcheck (at left), former president of global wealth and investment management for Bank of America and now founder of women’s network 85 Broads. NPR’s “Morning Edition” host David Greene spoke with Krawcheck about […]

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Five Women’s Views From the Top

Filed in Featured, Starting Out by on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Five Women’s Views From the Top

Adweek magazine interviewed five of the advertising/media world’s most powerful women for its Women’s Issue. The stated topic was “The triumphs and trials of smashing the ceiling.” Offering their opinions are Nadja Bellan-White, senior partner and managing director of Ogilvy & Mather; Mika Brzezinski (shown), co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”; Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna […]

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Glass Ceiling or Sticky Door?

Filed in Featured, More Headlines by on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Glass Ceiling or Sticky Door?

Dr. Nemat Shafik will be only the second female deputy governor of the powerful Bank of England when she takes her new position this August. But the Egyptian-born mother of twins has dismissed all talk of her having broken through a glass ceiling. Calling the metaphor “not a good one,” the 51-year-old Shafik said, “I […]

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Who Gets Venture Funding? Handsome Men

Who Gets Venture Funding? Handsome Men

It helps to be attractive if you want funding for entrepreneurial ventures. But only if you’re male. A paper published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences confirms gender bias in assessing entrepreneurial pitches and also finds that attractive men are more likely to get financial backing than their less-attractive male […]

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‘The Great Unfinished Business of the 21st Century’

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‘The Great Unfinished Business of the 21st Century’

As part of the United Nations’ observance of International Women’s Day on March 9, 2014, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered brief remarks calling gender equality “the great unfinished business of the 21st century.” It’s a phrase she used last year in a keynote address to the 4th Annual Women in the World […]

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[Q&A] Wendy Manning: Leadership Begins with Self-Knowledge

Filed in GC Q+A, Hot Topics, More Headlines by on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
[Q&A] Wendy Manning: Leadership Begins with Self-Knowledge

Wendy Manning oversees web strategy and integration for The Boeing Co. in Chicago. In her career she has held marketing leadership positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the Rush System for Health, Loyola University Medical Center and others. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from Bradley University and earned an M.S. degree in […]

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Assessing Your Career Capital

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on March 4, 2014 2 Comments
Assessing Your Career Capital

“Career capital,” defined as those differentiated skills that define and advance one’s career, is the key to success in the workplace, according to 80% of the female professionals who took part in an Accenture study. Among both men and women, 84% said they are working to increase their career capital. Where does it come from? […]

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