Archive for April, 2013

Ranking the U.S. on the ‘Glass-Ceiling Index’

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Ranking the U.S. on the ‘Glass-Ceiling Index’

The United States places 12th among the top 26 developed countries on a “Glass-Ceiling index” devised by British publication The Economist to show where women have the best chance of equal treatment at work. The index “compares five indicators across 26 countries: the number of men and women respectively with tertiary education; female labor-force participation; […]

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Should a ‘Good Enough’ Life Be Good Enough?

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Should a ‘Good Enough’ Life Be Good Enough?

The current discussion of women’s lives focuses too much on work life, too little on the rewards of family life, argues writer Elsa Walsh. In an opinion piece in The Washington Post, Walsh says she finds the argument over what women want “to be a narrow conversation, centered largely on work, as though feminism is […]

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Harvard Professor: I Never Believed In the Glass Ceiling for CEOs

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Harvard Professor: I Never Believed In the Glass Ceiling for CEOs

Harvard Business School Professor Regina E. Herzlinger says she never believed in a glass ceiling that keeps women from the CEO chair. A lack of qualified candidates was the chief problem, she says. But while cheering a rising number of women CEOs, Herzlinger says a glass ceiling may be more real when it comes to […]

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10Q w/ the Founders of Sew Love

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10Q w/ the Founders of Sew Love

1. Names: Sabrina Scandar (at left in photo) and Silvia Scandar Mahan, sisters and cofounders of sewlove.co [a “community for artists and lovers of artistic, fashion-forward, custom-designed clothing”]. 2. Current job, past jobs: Sabrina: Currently, Co-founder/COO of Sew Love. Previously, Senior Product Manager at Open English; Research and marketing for a clean energy company, and Dept […]

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Can Women Succeed in Private Equity?

Can Women Succeed in Private Equity?

Only about 10% of senior employees in North American private equity firms are women, the New York Times reports. Some of those women on the inside see the tide turning. “The dialogue around it has changed,” says Joan S. Solotar, who heads external relations and strategy at Blackstone. “Companies are thinking about: Why can’t we […]

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Are Women’s Career Accomplishments Undervalued?

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Are Women’s Career Accomplishments Undervalued?

The New York Times responded to a chorus of critics on March 30 after it published an obituary about a famed female rocket scientist that led with her accomplishments as a wife and mother. Yvonne Brill (pictured) died on March 27 at age 88. President Obama awarded her the National Medal of Technology and Innovation […]

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Who Inspires You?

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Who Inspires You?

Author/actress Lena Dunham (r.) is one of 125 “Women of Impact” chosen by Newsweek/The Daily Beast. Also included are IBM CEO Virginia Rometty, athlete Hope Solo, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and former Rep. Gabby Giffords. See the “Women of Impact” slideshow here. Then tell whom you would add to the list. Who has had an impact […]

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