Archive for March, 2014

Glass Ceiling or Sticky Door?

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Glass Ceiling or Sticky Door?

Dr. Nemat Shafik will be only the second female deputy governor of the powerful Bank of England when she takes her new position this August. But the Egyptian-born mother of twins has dismissed all talk of her having broken through a glass ceiling. Calling the metaphor “not a good one,” the 51-year-old Shafik said, “I […]

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Who Gets Venture Funding? Handsome Men

Who Gets Venture Funding? Handsome Men

It helps to be attractive if you want funding for entrepreneurial ventures. But only if you’re male. A paper published this month in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences confirms gender bias in assessing entrepreneurial pitches and also finds that attractive men are more likely to get financial backing than their less-attractive male […]

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[Q&A] Robin Ross: Break Through Your Inner Glass Ceiling

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[Q&A] Robin Ross: Break Through Your Inner Glass Ceiling

Robin Ross is the founder of R2 Coaching, a leadership coaching practice. Prior to opening her business in 2013, she spent 30 years in the financial futures industry. From 2005 to 2011 she was managing director of interest rate products for CME Group (Chicago Mercantile Exchange), overseeing the world’s largest and most diverse interest rate […]

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‘The Great Unfinished Business of the 21st Century’

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‘The Great Unfinished Business of the 21st Century’

As part of the United Nations’ observance of International Women’s Day on March 9, 2014, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered brief remarks calling gender equality “the great unfinished business of the 21st century.” It’s a phrase she used last year in a keynote address to the 4th Annual Women in the World […]

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[Q&A] Wendy Manning: Leadership Begins with Self-Knowledge

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[Q&A] Wendy Manning: Leadership Begins with Self-Knowledge

Wendy Manning oversees web strategy and integration for The Boeing Co. in Chicago. In her career she has held marketing leadership positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, the Rush System for Health, Loyola University Medical Center and others. She received a B.S. in Business Administration from Bradley University and earned an M.S. degree in […]

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Assessing Your Career Capital

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Assessing Your Career Capital

“Career capital,” defined as those differentiated skills that define and advance one’s career, is the key to success in the workplace, according to 80% of the female professionals who took part in an Accenture study. Among both men and women, 84% said they are working to increase their career capital. Where does it come from? […]

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