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CareerCast Picks 2015’s Best Jobs for Women

Filed in Featured, Hot Careers by on May 28, 2015 0 Comments
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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May I Say Something? 12 Things to Stop Doing

Filed in Featured, More Headlines by on May 27, 2015 0 Comments
May I Say Something? 12 Things to Stop Doing

Yes, the statistics on numbers of women in boardrooms say there still is a glass ceiling. But Wendy Capland, CEO of Vision Quest Consulting tells Inc. magazine’s Minda Zetlin that many of the women she has coached fail to put themselves on an equal footing with men. There’s not just a glass ceiling; there’s a […]

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Mary Barra: Do What You Love and Work Hard

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Mary Barra: Do What You Love and Work Hard

“The best advice I ever received came from my parents, who encouraged me to work hard and pursue my early love of math,” General Motors CEO Mary Barra writes on LinkedIn. “This was great advice for two reasons.” “First, it led me to do something I really loved. In my experience, in work and in […]

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More Women Have Advanced Degrees and Families

Filed in Featured, Hot Stats, Mid-Career by on May 8, 2015 0 Comments
More Women Have Advanced Degrees and Families

Highly educated women’s lives have changed significantly in the past two decades, according to a new study from Pew Research Center reported in the New York Times. Specifically, it finds that more women with postgraduate degrees have children as well. The current study (using 2014 Census data) finds 22% of women ages 40 to 44 […]

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Do Nonprofits Offer More Leadership Opportunities?

Filed in Featured, More Headlines by on April 30, 2015 0 Comments
Do Nonprofits Offer More Leadership Opportunities?

Women thrive in nonprofits and are eager to take charge, partly because they feel they can make a difference, Kim Williams writes in ForbesWoman. The CEO of Interfaith Housing Coalition, Williams cites a report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy that found 57% of women in nonprofits aspire to be CEO. Among women ages 18 to […]

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In Science, Women Favored in Academic Hiring

Filed in Featured, Hot Careers by on April 17, 2015 0 Comments
In Science, Women Favored in Academic Hiring

Women may still be at a disadvantage in applying for STEM-field careers in business, but in the academic world they have the upper hand . A study published recently in the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences finds that female candidates are twice as likely to be chosen for tenure-track science-faculty positions at universities, […]

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Equal Pay Day: Ask For More

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Equal Pay Day: Ask For More

Levo League’s survey of Millennial women finds that a majority don’t feel comfortable or prepared to successfully negotiate their job offers. Two-thirds (66%) say they haven’t known how to ask for more; 58% say they were afraid of losing their offer or their job if they negotiated. The fear of being seen as “pushy” keeps […]

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What Makes American Women Entrepreneurs Different?

What Makes American Women Entrepreneurs Different?

Women entrepreneurs in the U.S. who have run their businesses less than three years would tell their younger selves, “Trust your instincts, start small and don’t worry and enjoy yourself more.” That’s very different from their counterparts in Mexico, who say their advice to themselves would be, “Do more research, create a business plan early […]

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[Q&A] Valencia Ray M.D.: What You Do is Not Who You Are

Filed in GC Q+A, More Headlines by on March 24, 2015 0 Comments
[Q&A] Valencia Ray M.D.: What You Do is Not Who You Are

Valencia Ray M.D. is a principal of The Efficace Group, LLC in Chicago. A speaker, coach and consultant, she uses The Art and Science of NeuroReInvention® to help leaders and teams expand work/life vision so that more true potential is achieved. She is the author of “Leadership Beyond Gender: Transcend Limiting Mindsets to Become a […]

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Do Women’s Careers Peak at Age 45?

Filed in Featured, More Headlines by on March 18, 2015 0 Comments
Do Women’s Careers Peak at Age 45?

A report on older workers commissioned by the British government concludes that that nation’s economy would benefit from “taking better advantage of the skills and experience of our more senior workers.” There are many reasons older workers are not staying with their careers longer, but one of the most disturbing findings is that many women […]

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