Archive for May, 2014

The Self-Confidence Conundrum

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The Self-Confidence Conundrum

Women often are chided for having too little self-confidence. But it’s also true that overly confident women can be branded as “pushy” or “brassy.” So where’s the middle? Sydney Finkelstein, a professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, tells Inc. writers Ilan Mochari and Scott Leibs that excessive self-confidence “helps you land the jobs that […]

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New Programs Address IT’s Gender Gap

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New Programs Address IT’s Gender Gap

The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) has launched Dream IT, a package of online tools and educational resources intended to interest more young women in tech careers. Writing on SearchNetworking, Gina Narcisi reports that non-profit CompTIA wants to connect with girls and young women before they are steered into career paths. “Whether it’s intentional or […]

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Advice for Women Leading Women

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Advice for Women Leading Women

“Lead in a way that makes you comfortable.” That’s one piece of advice Joyce E. Russell says she picked up during the third annual “Women Leading Women” event at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. Russell, vice dean and the director of the Executive Coaching and Leadership Development Program at the […]

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The Legal Profession’s Persistent Gender Gap

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The Legal Profession’s Persistent Gender Gap

Women law-firm partners still significantly lag behind men, according to data compiled by Sky Analytics.  On one key metric—billing rates—women average 10% less for their services than their male counterparts, Jennifer Smith writes in the Wall Street Journal. Although one-third of lawyers and judges in the U.S. are women, only 17% of equity partners with […]

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