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Successful Women Entrepreneurs’ Three Traits

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs by on August 25, 2014 0 Comments
Successful Women Entrepreneurs’ Three Traits

Women entrepreneurs who succeed have three traits in common, Lisa Abeyta writes on Huffington Post. The founder and CEO of civic tech mobile platform APPCityLife Inc., Abeyta says those shared traits are generosity, fearlessness and intuitiveness. “If you want be successful, learn to be generous with your time, your efforts, your knowledge,” she writes. “This […]

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Jill Abramson Shares Some Advice

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on August 15, 2014 0 Comments
Jill Abramson Shares Some Advice

Jill Abramson suggests you ask your boss to have coffee and a chat. Abramson made news in May when she was abruptly fired as executive editor of The New York Times. And she’s fine with the word “fired.” In an interview with Cosmopolitan, she said isn’t ashamed of having been fired. “I don’t think young […]

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What Blocks the Path to the Top?

Filed in Featured by on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
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

Filed in Featured, Hot Careers by on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
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

Filed in Featured, More Headlines by on July 11, 2014 0 Comments
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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Study Finds Gender Bias in STEM Fields

Filed in More Headlines, Starting Out by on June 23, 2014 0 Comments
Study Finds Gender Bias in STEM Fields

Amid the ongoing push to interest young women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, new research finds that gender bias continues to hamper females’ careers in those disciplines. A paper—“Science faculty’s subtle gender biases favor male students”—published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, finds subtle but strong […]

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Five Tips for Returning to the Workforce

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on June 16, 2014 2 Comments
Five Tips for Returning to the Workforce

More than 40% of women interrupt their professional careers for family or other reasons. Getting back into the workforce after a hiatus isn’t always easy, but Carol Fishman Cohen, co-founder of iRelaunch, tells Shawna Ohm of CNN that “it’s easier than it was maybe 10 years ago.” Cohen offers women these five tips for successfully […]

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CareerCast.com Identifies Best Jobs for Women

Filed in Featured, Starting Out by on June 11, 2014 1 Comment
CareerCast.com Identifies Best Jobs for Women

Melissa Minchala discovered a passion for computer science almost by accident. The co-founder and president of DataVelocity, a tech-support and IT solutions firm for small businesses based in New York City, Minchala says she started in the information technology field while studying for a degree in psychology. “I applied for a job as a receptionist. […]

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Best and Worst Countries for Female Entrepreneurship

Filed in Featured, Hot Stats by on June 5, 2014 0 Comments
Best and Worst Countries for Female Entrepreneurship

The United States again ranks as the best place for female entrepreneurship in the second annual Gender-Global Entrepreneurship and Developmental Index (GEDI), commissioned by Dell. Australia had the second-highest index score; Sweden ranked third. Bangladesh and Pakistan ranked lowest of the 30 nations surveyed. While praising some countries’ efforts to nurture women entrepreneurs, the report […]

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