Archive for July, 2013

Are Women ‘Rejecting the March Towards Equality’?

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Are Women ‘Rejecting the March Towards Equality’?

Does a slight dip in the percentage of women in the workplace really represent the death of feminism? Britain’s The Times chose to cast it that way. For the first since the end of World War II, the percentage of young British women holding jobs has declined slightly, according to data from the Centre for […]

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Kitty Pilgrim: You’re Only Limited by Your Attitude

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Kitty Pilgrim: You’re Only Limited by Your Attitude

Kitty Pilgrim worked as a CNN correspondent and news anchor for 24 years before leaving the network in 2010. As a New York City-based reporter her normal beat included politics and economics but her assignments also have taken her around the world. Pilgrim anchored her own CNN morning show, “Early Edition,” in 1998-1999 and was anchor […]

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EBay CEO Shares Four Leadership Principles

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EBay CEO Shares Four Leadership Principles

John Donahoe, CEO of eBay, was the Stanford Graduate School of Business commencement speaker in June. He offered grads four leadership principles that “have helped me navigate my work and my life.” The principles: “Link your work with a sense of purpose”; “Never stop learning”; “The most valuable learning often comes during difficult times”; “Build […]

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Do Women Entrepreneurs Think Too Small?

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Do Women Entrepreneurs Think Too Small?

Many women entrepreneurs underestimate themselves and think too conservatively about what they can accomplish, says Kathleen Warner, COO of Startup America. Her national organization works to support entrepreneurship and startup companies. As reported by Leslie Bradshaw in Forbes, Warner says, “we need to encourage women to think bigger, to understand the difference between building a […]

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NAPW/Chicago President Megan Wessels: Identify and Gain the Skills You’ll Need

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NAPW/Chicago President Megan Wessels: Identify and Gain the Skills You’ll Need

Megan Wessels is president of the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Professional Women, an organization where women network, interact, exchange ideas, educate, and empower each other. A graduate of Northern Illinois University, she worked for GE Capital, distiller Beam Inc. and other corporations before returning from the West Coast to Chicago to work […]

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Is It Important That a Woman be Liked?

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Is It Important That a Woman be Liked?

Is likeability a virtue to be sought? Sheryl Sandberg argues that the higher a woman rises in business, the less likeable she is perceived to be. But Carrie Kerpen, writing in ForbesWoman, argues that likeability remains important and valuable. “I maintain that you wouldn’t be where you are today if you weren’t the least bit […]

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