Archive for February, 2014

Changing Our Minds About Failure

Filed in Featured, Starting Out by on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Changing Our Minds About Failure

To encourage entrepreneurship we must stop demonizing failure, argues Amy Rosen. President and CEO of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), she calls for recognition that failing is a necessary companion of success. “Show me someone who succeeded without failing and I’ll show you someone who wasn’t challenged,” Rosen writes on the NFTE blog. “Almost […]

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Are These Women’s Common Career Mistakes?

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Are These Women’s Common Career Mistakes?

Women make critical career errors, perhaps even more than a decade ago. Lois Frankel has revised her 2004 book, “Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office,” to increase by one-third (to more than 130) the number of career missteps she says women often make. Writing on Quartz, Vickie Elmer says Frankel—who is president of Corporate […]

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How to Build a High-Tech Career

Filed in Featured, Hot Careers by on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
How to Build a High-Tech Career

Women are under-represented at tech companies, but not unrepresented. Reporting on the gender problem that exists often overlooks the significant number of women who have successfully built careers in technology-related fields. Mashable writer Rocco Sannelli gathers advice on entrepreneurship and career-building from five such women. Ingrid Vanderveldt, entrepreneur-in-residence at Dell, says, “Getting a mentor and […]

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British Report Calls for More STEM Progress

Filed in Featured, Hot Careers by on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
British Report Calls for More STEM Progress

Time and funding spent encouraging young women to pursue STEM careers are wasted “if women are subsequently disproportionately disadvantaged in scientific careers compared to men,” according to a new report prepared at the behest of Britain’s House of Commons. The “Women in Scientific Careers” report is highly critical of the lack of progress in fostering […]

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Why Women Quit the Corporate Ladder

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Why Women Quit the Corporate Ladder

One reason women are under-represented at the top is that many women choose to leave the corporate ladder rather than pursue advancement. Bob Sherwin, COO of leadership researcher Zenger Folkman, seeks to explain why in an article on Business Insider. The reasons women stop fighting for the top are complex, he concedes, but he uses […]

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[Q&A] Angela Vasandani: Give Your All But Also Give Back

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[Q&A] Angela Vasandani:  Give Your All But Also Give Back

Angela Vasandani is a licensed architect, LEED accredited professional and volunteer designer whose work focuses on improving the built environment for non-profit social service agencies.  She received her architectural degree from the University of Delhi, India, and her master’s degree from DePaul University, Chicago. She established the Asset Management Department at BHS Consulting Corp. 22 […]

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