Archive for August, 2013

Attorney Kim Walberg: Don’t Doubt Yourself

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Attorney Kim Walberg: Don’t Doubt Yourself

Kim Walberg is a shareholder in Chicago law firm Shefsky & Froelich, where she focuses on commercial litigation. She was included on Super Lawyers magazine’s 2013 list of Illinois Rising Stars for business litigation. Walberg is active with the National Association of Professional Women and is Vice President of Events for the Chicago chapter. She […]

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Meet 25 of Twitter’s Smartest Women

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Meet 25 of Twitter’s Smartest Women

Want to connect with women thought leaders via Twitter? BRANDfog Founder-CEO Ann Charles suggests 25 women worth following. This list includes “women who elevate the level of discourse among smart business leaders,” Charles writes on Fast Company. “They validate the conviction that a change in the culture of leadership is under way, with women playing […]

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Five Ways to Break the Glass Ceiling

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Five Ways to Break the Glass Ceiling

Think beyond specialization and your immediate workload and learn to see the Big Picture, Becky Blalock writes in the Wall Street Journal. The author of the upcoming “Dare: Straight Talk on Confidence, Courage and Career for Women in Charge,” Blalock offers what she sees as five ways to break through the glass ceiling. Seeing the […]

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Butcher Kari Underly: Never Lose Your Passionate Curiosity

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Butcher Kari Underly: Never Lose Your Passionate Curiosity

Kari Underly is a butcher by trade and the third-generation meat cutter in her family. She learned the craft from her father at the family’s Underly’s Market in Lydick, Ind. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University. In 2002 she started Range, Inc., a Chicago company that provides butchering education and […]

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Tech Sector Opening; Playing Field Is Uneven

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Tech Sector Opening; Playing Field Is Uneven

Women now hold 23% of the jobs in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics professions but women make up 48% of the workforce, according to Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce. Male tech professionals continue to earn more than their women colleagues. A survey of 15,000 employers conducted by the Dice job-search website found […]

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What Holds Women Back From Entrepreneurship?

What Holds Women Back From Entrepreneurship?

Women have less confidence in perceptions of their ability to start their own business than do men. That’s one of the findings of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Women Report according to Candida Brush (l.), chair of the entrepreneurship division at Babson College, which sponsored the report. Writing in Forbes, Brush says “there are some findings […]

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[Q&A] Blacksmith/Construction Manager Pilar Gonzalez

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[Q&A] Blacksmith/Construction Manager Pilar Gonzalez

Born in Colombia and raised in Atlanta, Pilar Gonzalez is an assistant project manager with Sciame Construction in New York City. She received a B.A. in architecture in 2005 from Georgia Institute of Technology and worked with architectural firm Stanley Beaman & Sears in Atlanta. She spent 2009 through 2011 in North Carolina learning blacksmithing […]

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Women Entrepreneurs: 126 Million Strong

Women Entrepreneurs: 126 Million Strong

There were 126 million women starting or running new businesses in 67 economies at the end of last year according to the Global Entrepreneur Monitor 2012 Women’s Report, for which Babson College is the founding and leading sponsor. Additionally it finds 98 million women running established businesses. Women entrepreneurs create jobs as well as businesses. […]

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Seven Acts of Courage To Combat Self-Doubt

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Seven Acts of Courage To Combat Self-Doubt

While not denying gender bias, Margie Warrell argues that “the bigger barrier holding women back from growing their influence is not a ‘glass ceiling’ but a glass cage of our own making (albeit not consciously).” That cage is made of “the misgivings we have about our ability to succeed and handle the demands of leadership […]

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Wage Gap for Accountants Persists

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Wage Gap for Accountants Persists

Salaries for women accountants average 78% of men’s salaries in 2012, according to the latest Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) survey. The wage gap remains unchanged from 2011 but is wider than found in 2006 when women earned 80% of men’s salaries. The value of that gap in women’s pay increased to $26,470 from $25,572 […]

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