Archive for May, 2013

Women Breadwinners Defy the Natural Order, FOX Panel Argues

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Women Breadwinners Defy the Natural Order, FOX Panel Argues

We are “watching society dissolve around us,” moaned FOX Business host Lou Dobbs (left) on May 29. His lamentation came in response to Pew Research Center’s finding that women now are the leading or solo breadwinner in four of 10 U.S. households. FOX Contributor Juan Williams opined that the numbers show “something is going terribly […]

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Does a Confidence Gap Hold Women Back?

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Does a Confidence Gap Hold Women Back?

“Men show more positive perceptions about opportunities and their own capabilities, as well as lower fear of failure,” according to the 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) U.S. Report issued in May by Babson College and Baruch College. While two out of three men are confident they can start businesses, less than half of women feel […]

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Family Circle: Mothers, Daughters and Shared Knowledge

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Family Circle: Mothers, Daughters and Shared Knowledge

Lawyer Fran Krasnow (at center in the photo) and her daughters, marketing manager Marissa Pines (at right) and publishing account director Talia Pines, are women of accomplishment. Fran Krasnow is a principal of the Chicago law firm Fischel & Kahn, Ltd. An experienced negotiator and trial attorney, she is a widely known and respected practitioner […]

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Arianna Huffington: Don’t Just Get to the Top; Redefine Success

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Arianna Huffington: Don’t Just Get to the Top; Redefine Success

Arianna Huffington called for “a third women’s revolution” in her May 19, 2013, commencement speech at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. Suffragists led the first revolution and the second is still in progress, she told the graduating class of the women’s college. The third revolution must change the world by defining success beyond the usual […]

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Tips for Improving Body Language at Work

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Tips for Improving Body Language at Work

Do you steeple? This is “when you press the tips of your fingers together with palms facing each other in front of your torso.” This “universal sign of confidence” is the sort of non-verbal communication of which too many women are unaware, body-language coach Vanessa Van Edwards writes in Forbes. She offers “3 Tips for […]

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GlassCeiling.com Event: Three Views of Success

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GlassCeiling.com Event: Three Views of Success

Three accomplished women offered real-world advice on what it takes to succeed in business during a May 15, 2013, program presented by GlassCeiling.com and Women’s Leadership & Mentoring Alliance (WLMA). GlassCeiling.com Founder and President Ruth Goran served as moderator. The opening presentation—on gender differences in body language and communication—was given by Andrea S. (Andie) Kramer, […]

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The Top Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

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The Top Cities for Women Entrepreneurs

San Francisco is the best city for female entrepreneurship according to the Intuit blog. The 48 largest cities were evaluated with five criteria: businesses per 100 residents; percentage of businesses owned by women; income per capita; unemployment rate; and percentage of population with Bachelor’s degrees. Overall, San Francisco scored best. Also ranked in the top […]

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Warren Buffett: Gender Equality Benefits All

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Warren Buffett: Gender Equality Benefits All

Warren Buffett says economic self-interest, if no other reason, should persuade businessmen to remove the remaining barriers to women’s advancement. “If obvious benefits flow from helping the male component of the workforce achieve its potential, why in the world wouldn’t you want to include its counterpart?” Buffett writes in an essay in Fortune. “Fellow males, […]

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Nancy Gerrie: Showing Initiative is Crucial

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Nancy Gerrie: Showing Initiative is Crucial

Nancy Gerrie is a partner in the Employee Benefits Practice Group at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, where she started her practice as a summer associate in 1987. She advises companies and individuals on employee benefit matters and speaks and writes frequently about employee benefit topics. Nancy was appointed Partner-in-Charge of the Chicago Office of the law […]

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