Archive for November, 2012

A House with 81 Women

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A House with 81 Women

The 113th Congress will have a record total of 101 women legislators: 81 in the House and 20 in the Senate. Female representation has increased tenfold in the past 20 years. Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You […]

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COO Carolyn Weidell: Bet on Yourself

Filed in GC Q+A by on November 21, 2012 2 Comments
COO Carolyn Weidell: Bet on Yourself

Carolyn Weidell is a seasoned executive leader and strategic planner who has worked and succeeded in several businesses. Currently she is COO/Chief Compliance Officer for a consolidation of three Los Angeles-based medical-services companies. She also is co-founder and CEO of an entertainment company. She has held executive posts with companies in information technology, senior living […]

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Mary Ann Childers on Life in the Media World

Filed in GC Q+A, Starting Out by on November 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mary Ann Childers on Life in the Media World

Mary Ann Childers is a media consultant specializing in strategic communications, crisis consulting, video and web content production, and honing on-camera and presentation skills for Chicago’s top business executives, authors, physicians, and others in the public eye. She works through her own firm, Mary Ann Childers Inc., and as a consultant to the Chicago-based Res […]

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Equal Pay: Two Views

Filed in Mid-Career, More Headlines, Starting Out by on November 16, 2012 0 Comments
Equal Pay: Two Views

What’s your opinion? Women in 2012 are more likely to have undergraduate and graduate degrees than their male counterparts, yet workplace inequality persists.  Catalyst, a non-profit whose goal is to increase job opportunities for women, believes the disparity begins when men and women graduate from business school.  Not only are women placed in lower positions, […]

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Facebook’s Sandberg: Don’t Check Out Early

Facebook’s Sandberg: Don’t Check Out Early

In 2009, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg contributed an interesting essay to Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women” issue. Her view: Too many women in business throttle back their careers when they decide they want to have children, well before they actually take a leave to have a child. Sandberg cautions, “Don’t leave before you leave.” She writes: […]

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Confronting Board Inequality

Confronting Board Inequality

George Washington University School of Business in Washington, D.C., has launched a fellowship program intended to reduce male dominance of corporate boards of directors in the U.S. Linda Rabbitt—a GWU School of Business graduate and the founder of Rand Construction, the nation’s largest women-owned construction company—has provided initial funding for the program, called “OnTheBoard.” It […]

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Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

Best Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

New York City tops Forbes magazine’s list of “the 15 Best Cities for Female Entrepreneurs.” Why? It leads the rest of the country in both number (143) of and dollar value ($42,281,500) of loans backed by the Small Business Administration granted to women in the last year. Moving up to No. 2 on the 2012 […]

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Nine Rules for Women

Filed in More Headlines, Starting Out by on November 3, 2012 0 Comments
Nine Rules for Women

Education, talent and hard work alone aren’t enough to help most women move up the corporate ranks, Julie Steinberg writes in the Wall Street Journal. Women held just 14.1% of executive officer positions in 2011 at Fortune 500 companies, down from 14.4% in 2010. So how should position themselves to move up the corporate ladder. […]

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Catalyst: The Wage Gap is 82.2%

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Catalyst: The Wage Gap is 82.2%

Based on median weekly earnings for full-time workers, (excluding self-employed and full-time workers who work only part of the year), in 2011 women earned 82.2% as much as men, according to the latest data from Catalyst. The wage gap grows as men and women grow older, Catalyst finds. Where women ages 20-24 earn 93.8% as […]

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Do Women Need Male Mentors?

Do Women Need Male Mentors?

Speaking at at the International Women’s Forum World Leadership Conference in October 2012, a panel of female entrepreneurs and investors shared their experiences in finding success in start-ups. Contrary to what some expected to hear, these women said male mentors were critical to their success, according to an article in Inc. “Male mentors for women […]

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