Archive for May, 2015

CareerCast Picks 2015’s Best Jobs for Women

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CareerCast Picks 2015’s Best Jobs for Women

CareerCast.com’s 2015 list of best jobs for women includes 11 growing fields that the organization says provide increasing opportunities for women. “Many of the careers ranked as our best jobs for women in 2015 defy the gender conventions of the workplace. Some rank well because employers actively pursue the most qualified women, while others provide […]

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May I Say Something? 12 Things to Stop Doing

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May I Say Something? 12 Things to Stop Doing

Yes, the statistics on numbers of women in boardrooms say there still is a glass ceiling. But Wendy Capland, CEO of Vision Quest Consulting tells Inc. magazine’s Minda Zetlin that many of the women she has coached fail to put themselves on an equal footing with men. There’s not just a glass ceiling; there’s a […]

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[Q&A] Melanie Fletcher: Stay Upbeat, Honest and Funny

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[Q&A] Melanie Fletcher: Stay Upbeat, Honest and Funny

Melanie Fletcher is one of the world’s most respected and busiest live-event producers. A partner in London-based Done + Dusted, she and her colleagues have produced such highly watched programming as the 2012 London Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies (a video of a portion of those ceremonies is below). She was nominated for a Grammy […]

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Mary Barra: Do What You Love and Work Hard

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Mary Barra: Do What You Love and Work Hard

“The best advice I ever received came from my parents, who encouraged me to work hard and pursue my early love of math,” General Motors CEO Mary Barra writes on LinkedIn. “This was great advice for two reasons.” “First, it led me to do something I really loved. In my experience, in work and in […]

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More Women Have Advanced Degrees and Families

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More Women Have Advanced Degrees and Families

Highly educated women’s lives have changed significantly in the past two decades, according to a new study from Pew Research Center reported in the New York Times. Specifically, it finds that more women with postgraduate degrees have children as well. The current study (using 2014 Census data) finds 22% of women ages 40 to 44 […]

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[Q&A] Beata Kirr: Find Your Environment

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[Q&A] Beata Kirr: Find Your Environment

Beata Kirr is a senior vice president and senior portfolio manager at Bernstein Global Wealth Management, which she joined in 2007. Prior to that she was director of investor relations for Aurora Investment Management.  After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania-The Wharton School in 1996 with a B.S. in economics, she joined Goldman Sachs, working […]

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