Archive for November, 2013

Why Isn’t the Playing Field Level Yet?

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Why Isn’t the Playing Field Level Yet?

Twenty-five years after passage of The Women’s Business Ownership Act, which outlawed gender discrimination in granting business loans, the playing field still isn’t even, Karen Klein writes in Businessweek. Is part of the problem the “rose-colored glasses” women put on after early successes in achieving equality? “This narrative tends to make the barriers invisible and […]

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Sallie Krawcheck Shares 14 Lessons She Has Learned

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Sallie Krawcheck Shares 14 Lessons She Has Learned

“There are more great business ideas out there than great businesses. The difference is in the people, the execution and the timing,” says Sallie Krawcheck, former president of the Global Wealth & Investment Management division of Bank of America and current owner-leader of 85 Broads, a global women’s network founded in 1997. Since leaving the […]

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Gallup Poll: More Women Say They Prefer Male Bosses

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Gallup Poll: More Women Say They Prefer Male Bosses

A new Gallup poll finds 41% of Americans don’t prefer one gender over the other when asked who they’d prefer to work for. Adults preferring a male boss accounted for 35% of the sample while 23% said they would rather report to a woman. Those percentages are in sharp contrast to the results from 1953 […]

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Small-Business Growth Expert Carissa Reiniger: Think How Not If

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Small-Business Growth Expert Carissa Reiniger: Think How Not If

Carissa Reiniger was 23 when she created Silver Lining Ltd., a company dedicated to helping small-business owners make more money doing what they love. From 2006 to 2010 Silver Lining Ltd was a consulting business, taking small business owners through the SLAP (Silver Lining Action Plan) methodology by having trained individuals go into the business […]

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Want Venture-Capital Funding? Talk Sports

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Want Venture-Capital Funding? Talk Sports

“Learn to talk sports if you can’t already” is one of four suggestions MIT professor Fiona Murray offers women entrepreneurs seeking venture-capital funding. Writing in the Boston Globe Magazine, she laments that only 7% of venture-capital funding goes to women. The truth is that the process by which venture capitalists evaluate opportunities is social, cultural […]

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Women, Men Share Views on the Glass Ceiling

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Women, Men Share Views on the Glass Ceiling

The Boston Globe convened two roundtables to discuss the glass ceiling, the lack of female top exectuives and other workplace issues important to women. One group was all women, the other all men. The two groups’ views weren’t necessarily opposite but they weren’t the same. Linda Zecher (shown), CEO of publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, said […]

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