Archive for November, 2014

Do High-Achieving Women Really Opt Out?

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Do High-Achieving Women Really Opt Out?

What are the real differences between high-achieving men and women? In honor of the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard Business School (HBS), Robin Ely, Pamela Stone and Colleen Ammerman sought to find out, surveying more than 25,000 HBS graduates. Writing in Harvard Business Review, they say they found that “the conventional […]

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‘Rising Stars’ Share Career Advice

Filed in Featured, Starting Out by on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
‘Rising Stars’ Share Career Advice

Sometimes the simplest advice is the best advice. New York Women in Communications’ second annual WiCi Awards were held Oct. 28, 2014. Nine young women were honored as “Rising Stars in Communications.” Mashable’s Megan Ranney gathered a piece of advice from each of these women. None is groundbreaking, but all come from real experiences on […]

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[Q&A] Judy Lane: Know Your Core Values

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[Q&A] Judy Lane: Know Your Core Values

Judy Lane is managing principal of Teamworks Global, a Chicago-based professional services and training consultancy that has worked with executives from American Airlines, IBM, eBay and many others. She is a behavioral sociologist, an executive coach and a trusted advisor to individuals and executives at Fortune 50 global companies, entrepreneurial ventures, family-owned companies and not-for-profit […]

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How Women at the Top Really Got There

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How Women at the Top Really Got There

Writing recently for Fast Company, Sally Blount, dean of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, argued that “we have a responsibility to encourage and support young women to be deliberate in dreaming about the people they want to become.” They need to dream big from the start. The first job women take after leaving […]

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Removing Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship

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Removing Barriers to Women’s Entrepreneurship

The best entrepreneurs have in common 10 discrete talents, according to Sangeeta Bharadwaj Badal (at l.), senior consultant and lead researcher in entrepreneurship for Gallup. In her recent book, Entrepreneurial StrengthsFinder (Gallup Press, September 2014), Dr. Badal identifies those talents as business focus, confidence, creative thinker, delegator, determination, independent, knowledge-seeker, promoter, relationship-builder and risk- taker. […]

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Catalyst: STEM Fields’ ‘Unwelcoming Culture’

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Catalyst: STEM Fields’ ‘Unwelcoming Culture’

A culture that is unwelcoming to women is a key reason women are under-represented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, according to new research from Catalyst, the nonprofit organization with a mission to expand opportunities for women and business. “STEM companies face a serious talent drain as women take their skills elsewhere, but […]

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