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Why Women Aren’t Staying in Tech Careers

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Why Women Aren’t Staying in Tech Careers

While programs emerge to encourage young women to pursue tech-field careers, many women in those fields are leaving “in droves,” the Chicago Tribune reports. Garann Means, for example, worked as a programmer for 15 before abandoning the career when it appeared she was not going to move up to a management position. “There are a […]

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Why Female-Owned Businesses are Different

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Why Female-Owned Businesses are Different

The number of women starting their own businesses is rising, but businesses owned by women continue to differ in significant ways from those owned by men, according to a new report on entrepreneurship in Canada from TD Economics. The most obvious difference is size because women are more likely to own small businesses with no […]

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Traits That Women Leaders Share

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Traits That Women Leaders Share

Women face more challenges and unique challenges in the workplace compared with men, which is one reason women are underrepresented in top business leadership roles. But some women do manager to get to the top and talent-management firm Caliper set about to explore the personality traits shared by successful women as well as the most […]

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A Banner Year for Women Entrepreneurs?

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A Banner Year for Women Entrepreneurs?

ForbesWoman’s Geri Stengel lists 11 reasons to be encouraged about women entrepreneurs’ prospects in 2015. One is the number of successful women-owned companies being created. Stengel notes that nine of CNC’s 20 hottest start-ups of 2014are headed by women. A direct result of that growing number of successes is an increase in the women entrepreneur […]

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Silicon Valley Still Trails in Gender Diversity

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Silicon Valley Still Trails in Gender Diversity

Women remain significantly underrepresented among executive officers at the largest public companies in Silicon Valley, a business zone otherwise known for its diversity in ethnicity and cultures. However, the last two decades “has been a time of progress for women in leadership roles,” according to a new research study from law firm  Fenwick & West […]

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Shonda Rhimes: I Didn’t Break the Glass Ceiling

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Shonda Rhimes: I Didn’t Break the Glass Ceiling

Shonda Rhimes is a screenwriter who became the first African-American woman to create and executive-produce a Top 10 network series when Grey’s Anatomy premiered in 2005. Since then she has created and produced Private Practice, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder. She recently received the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award at The Hollywood Reporter’s […]

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Do Women Value Salary Less Than Do Men?

Filed in Featured, Statistics to Discuss by on December 15, 2014 0 Comments
Do Women Value Salary Less Than Do Men?

When women are in charge they tend to pay themselves less than do male colleagues, Erik Sherman reports in Fortune. But women take more enjoyment from what they do. A recent study from the London School of Economics, Aston Business School and University of Antwerp looked at 159 “social entrepreneurs” in the United Kingdom. These […]

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Trust Yourself, Break the Rules

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Trust Yourself, Break the Rules

“Break the rules” is Christine Perkett’s advice to women entrepreneurs. In a Huffington Post interview, Perkett (at l.), the CEO of PR analytics platform SeeDepth, says, “Women worry way too much about doing everything the right way. If you want to innovate and create, you’ve got to be bold. That, and trust yourself first and […]

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Moving for a Man’s Job But Not a Woman’s

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Moving for a Man’s Job But Not a Woman’s

When dual-income couples move because of a job, it’s most often the man’s job that determines the change. A traditional explanation has been that men have greater earning potential so their jobs take precedence. However, a research study examined by Dina ElBoghady in The Washington Post sheds new light on the subject. Published in the […]

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Do High-Achieving Women Really Opt Out?

Filed in Featured, Statistics to Discuss by on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
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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