Archive for January, 2014

Women’s Hedge Funds Outperform the Market

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Women’s Hedge Funds Outperform the Market

The third annual “Women in Alternative Investments” report from Rothstein Kass Institute finds pent-up demand for women-owned hedge funds. “Lack of supply” of women-owned or –managed funds is the chief reason cited by investors in explaining why they have no investment mandates for such funds. A desire to support diversity isn’t the most compelling reason […]

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Our Event Opens Doors to Tech Careers

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Our Event Opens Doors to Tech Careers

More than 90 young women, representing more than 20 Chicago-area high schools, gathered on Jan. 25, 2014, to learn about the opportunities open to them in the so-called STEM fields—Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics—as well as in the arts. The event was arranged by GlassCeiling.com, which is dedicated to improving the professional lives of women of […]

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[Q&A] ‘Brain Scoop’ Host Emily Graslie: Opportunity is Everywhere

Filed in GC Q+A, More Headlines, Starting Out by on January 22, 2014 0 Comments
[Q&A] ‘Brain Scoop’ Host Emily Graslie: Opportunity is Everywhere

Emily Graslie was named Chief Curiosity Correspondent at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History in June 2013. In that role she hosts “The Brain Scoop,” a weekly educational YouTube channel devoted to exploring the worlds of taxidermy, zoology, natural history museums and the culture of animal preservation. Graslie received a bachelor’s degree in studio art […]

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Entrepreneurship Has No Glass Ceiling

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Entrepreneurship Has No Glass Ceiling

You’re 60 or older but you don’t want to stop working; you just want to stop bumping up against corporate limitations on advancement. Then play a different game, Margaret Manning, founder of Sixtyandme.com writes on The Huffington Post. “If you want to continue to gain career momentum after 60, it may be time to forget […]

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Learning From 600 Women Entrepreneurs’ Stories

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Learning From 600 Women Entrepreneurs’ Stories

More than 600 female entrepreneurs have shared their experiences with The Story Exchange, an ongoing research project with Babson College that hopes to gather 1,000 submissions. The goal is “to understand the needs of women business owners around the world while giving these often-overlooked entrepreneurs media exposure,” Colleen DeBaise, The Story Exchange’s director of digital […]

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Seeking a Mentor? Read these Tips

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Seeking a Mentor? Read these Tips

Carolyn Lawrence, editor of Canada’s Women of Influence, says she’s surprised to still encounter women who don’t know how to find a mentor. So at last November’s event gathering the magazine’s annual list of the Top 25 Women of Influence in Canada, Lawrence asked these successful women for some tips on mentoring. Claudia Hepburn, executive […]

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Be Honest with Yourself to Break Through

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Be Honest with Yourself to Break Through

Determination is a key tool in the effort to break through the “glass ceiling,” Loretta Minghella writes in the British newspaper The Guardian. The CEO of the Christian Aid organization, Minghella says honesty is another valuable asset. “My advice to you would be to think carefully about the skills and experience that chief executives need, […]

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[Q&A] Dr. Knitasha Washington: Become an Advocate for Yourself

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[Q&A] Dr. Knitasha Washington: Become an Advocate for Yourself

Knitasha Washington is President of Washington Howard Associates, a Chicago healthcare administration consultancy that works to manage various healthcare-related projects including but not limited to design and implementation of public health campaigns and health service delivery strategic planning. She has worked for many years as a healthcare disparities and diversity advocate who has championed policies […]

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Finding Success: 8 Tips for 2014

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Finding Success: 8 Tips for 2014

Network inside your own organization. Join an affinity group or, better yet, find a personal advocate in a senior position who can facilitate career moves. That’s one of eight pieces of advice for achieving success in business offered by Lisa Chau and Melissa Wilson in U.S. News & World Report. Using information from research, successful […]

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Survey: Women More Likely to Make Career Shifts

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Survey: Women More Likely to Make Career Shifts

Women are more willing to make changes in jobs and career paths than are men but the sexes are equally likely to consider themselves successful. These are among the findings of the third “Today’s Professional Woman Report,” a national survey exploring women’s career and financial concerns that is co-sponsored by Citi and LinkedIn. The survey, […]

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