Archive for July, 2014

[Q&A] Nikki Feirt Atkins: Dancer, Doctor, Creative Force

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[Q&A] Nikki Feirt Atkins: Dancer, Doctor, Creative Force

As a child, Nikki Feirt Atkins wanted to become a dancer and a doctor. And she did. She studied at the Joffrey Ballet School and danced with, among others, Lee Theodore’s American Dance Machine. In February 2012, she founded American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) with a mission to create a “living archive” […]

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What Blocks the Path to the Top?

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What Blocks the Path to the Top?

You can argue that promotions should be based on merit, but who defines merit? “Merit is defined as the way leadership looks today and leadership today looks male,” business psychologist Rachel Short tells Hester Lacy in Forbes. Short is the author of “Cracking the Code,” which looks into why women succeed at work. She found, […]

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Women Are More Likely to Leave STEM Careers

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Women Are More Likely to Leave STEM Careers

The science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields has difficulties retaining as well as attracting women. New research finds women working in those fields are more likely to leave than are men. A report written for the American Institutes of Research finds that while one in six who earns a Ph.D. in STEM fields leaves […]

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The World’s Most Powerful Women

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The World’s Most Powerful Women

Forbes’ 2014 list of the 100 most powerful women includes nine heads of state whose countries have an aggregate GDP of $11.1 trillion and have 641 million citizens. German Chancellor Angela Merkel (shown) holds the No. 1 spot. The list includes 13 billionaires, including 43-year-old Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx. Corporate CEOS—28 of them—on the […]

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Women Continue to Follow People-Focused Careers

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Women Continue to Follow People-Focused Careers

Women still gravitate to people-oriented rather professions despite the strides in ending gender stereotyping made since 1972, according to new research. Thing-oriented professions such as engineering continue to be heavily male-dominated. The Orange County Register reports on studies made by Richard A. Lippa, a professor of philosophy at California State University, Fullerton. He and colleagues […]

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