Archive for January, 2013

Facebook COO Unfriends Gender Stereotypes

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Facebook COO Unfriends Gender Stereotypes

Phrases such as “She’s a bit aggressive” used in judging businesswomen’s job performance are unfortunate stereotyping, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg told the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. “They say this with no understanding that this is the penalty women face because of gender stereotypes,” Sandberg said. She also criticized thee assumption that […]

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10Q w/ Lauren Edelman

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10Q w/ Lauren Edelman

1. Name: Lauren Edelman 2. Current job, past jobs: Currently Account Coordinator at XA, The Experiential Agency; previously Senior Publicist at VanNice PR; Events & Marketing Intern at Michigan Avenue Magazine; Social Media Intern at Connect Media Ventures 3. Last school attended; major: Graduated from DePaul University with a B.A. in Marketing and minor in […]

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10Q w/ Brianna Wellen

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10Q w/ Brianna Wellen

1. Name: Brianna Wellen 2. Current job, past jobs: Throughout college I was heavily involved with the student newspaper, eventually becoming editor-in-chief of the publication my senior year. During that time I had an internship with a local news channel in Rockford, Ill., and I wrote for the student magazine. After a brief time as […]

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GlassCeiling.com Hosts Networking Event

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GlassCeiling.com Hosts Networking Event

GlassCeiling.com hosted its inaugural networking event on Jan. 15, 2013, at The Peninsula Hotel in Chicago. The evening’s theme was “You Can’t Get What You Don’t Ask For; Tell Us What You Want or Need.” Discussion focused on the importance of women asking for or explaining what it is they want or need from their […]

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Four Key Tools for Entrepreneurs

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Four Key Tools for Entrepreneurs

What four vital resources help women entrepreneurs in the Midwest? Lynn-Ann Gries, president and chief investment officer of Cleveland-based JumpStart Inc., points to four: networking opportunities; women-geared financial support and resources; patience; and plenty of role models. Read Gries’ Huffington Post article here and then join the conversation. Is the Midwest a particularly fertile region […]

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10Q w/ Sallyann Price

Filed in GC Q+A, Starting Out by on January 17, 2013 0 Comments
10Q w/ Sallyann Price

1. Name: Sallyann Price 2. Current job, past jobs: I’m an editor at the monthly magazine of Rotary International. Before that, I was an editor at my college newspaper and a perennial intern at a variety of publications in Chicago and my native Detroit. 3. Last school attended; major: I graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2012 […]

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Women’s Businesses Grow ‘Under the Radar’

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Women’s Businesses Grow ‘Under the Radar’

Women-owned businesses lack visibility, not success. A new report suggests such businesses with $10 million+ in revenues have grown by 57% to 12,700 over the past decade. This has happened “ under the radar,” according to Womenable, which produced the report. The number of women-owned firms with $1 million+ in revenues increased by 30.7% to […]

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17th Place and Falling

Filed in Mid-Career, More Headlines, Uncategorized by on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
17th Place and Falling

With 75% of women in the workforce, the United States ranked 17th among 22 developed countries. That’s a huge retreat from 1990, when we rank 6th, according to research by Cornell economists Francine Blau and Lawrence Kahn. What happened? According to an article in The Atlantic, “other developed countries have legislated rules that make it […]

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Can Quotas Beat the ‘Old Boy Network’?

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Can Quotas Beat the ‘Old Boy Network’?

Britain should institute quotas to ensure that women are fairly represented in boardrooms, says Frances O’Grady. Her opinion matters: She is the first woman to serve as general secretary of the Trades Union Congress, the powerful federation of trade unions in the UK. “I support quotas. I suspect some of the successful women who oppose […]

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10Q w/ Beth Doane

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10Q w/ Beth Doane

1. Name: Beth Doane 2. Current job, past jobs: Founder of RainTees; owner of Andira Consulting; author. 3. Last school attended; major:  Eastern Michigan University; Theater, Communications, Writing. 4. Did you need to have an internship to help get your jobs? No, but I did write for my college newspaper and later sold advertising, which were […]

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