Archive for April, 2014

The Hunt for STEM Solutions

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The Hunt for STEM Solutions

Training isn’t all that’s required for women to succeed in STEM fields. That was one of the observations offered at the STEM Solutions Conference organized by U.S. News & World Report. “You have to be a strong scientist, first, then you have to be a strong leader, which is hard for a woman,” said Xiaochun […]

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Confronting Gender Bias in Financial Planning

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Confronting Gender Bias in Financial Planning

The persistent underrepresentation of women among Certified Financial Planners (about 23%) led the CFP Board to launch a Women’s Initiative (WIN) to study the problem. That research now has been released and it finds that women CFPs like their profession but struggle with its pervasive gender biases. Among the potential problems that the CFP white […]

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Leadership When You’re Not the Leader

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Leadership When You’re Not the Leader

Don’t disparage meetings. They’re “your greatest opportunity to be visible and show your organization what you bring to the table,” says Luann Pendy, VP-global quality at medical-device company Medtronic. She tells Jo Miller, CEO of Women’s Leadership Coaching Inc., that it is important for women to show their leadership qualities at meetings, even when they […]

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Crossing the Confidence Gap

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Crossing the Confidence Gap

Is a lack of self-confidence what holds some women back? Journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman pose the question in an intriguing article in The Atlantic titled, “The Confidence Gap.” “To our surprise, as we talked with women, dozens of them, all accomplished and credentialed, we kept bumping up against a dark spot that we […]

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For the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

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For the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker (shown at left) heads the new Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) initiative, a collection of businesspeople committed to helping develop the next generation of entrepreneurs. Six of the inaugural PAGE members are women: designer/philanthropist Tory Burch; Helen Greiner, founder-CEO, CyPhy Works and co-founder, iRobot Corp.; Daphne Keller, co-founder […]

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Paid Less? Negotiate More Aggressively

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Paid Less? Negotiate More Aggressively

“I don’t think I ever heard from a woman who worked for me [say] ‘I want to make X.’ So recalls Sallie Krawcheck (at left), former president of global wealth and investment management for Bank of America and now founder of women’s network 85 Broads. NPR’s “Morning Edition” host David Greene spoke with Krawcheck about […]

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[Q&A] Judy Franks: Follow a Career You Love

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[Q&A] Judy Franks: Follow a Career You Love

Judy Franks is on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC), teaching courses on media and consumer insights. She manages executive education programs in IMC at Medill She is also president of The Marketing Democracy, a marketing and media consultancy. Before concentrating on teaching and consulting, she had […]

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Five Women’s Views From the Top

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Five Women’s Views From the Top

Adweek magazine interviewed five of the advertising/media world’s most powerful women for its Women’s Issue. The stated topic was “The triumphs and trials of smashing the ceiling.” Offering their opinions are Nadja Bellan-White, senior partner and managing director of Ogilvy & Mather; Mika Brzezinski (shown), co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”; Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna […]

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