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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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‘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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How Women at the Top Really Got There

Filed in Featured, Starting Out by on November 11, 2014 0 Comments
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

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
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’

Filed in Featured, Hot Careers by on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
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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Is Boardroom Inequality Bred at Lower Levels?

Filed in Featured, More Headlines, Starting Out by on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
Is Boardroom Inequality Bred at Lower Levels?

More than getting more women into boardrooms, “we need more women who work in cubicles to stay long enough so they can attain leadership positions,” Caroline Fairchild writes in Fortune. As little as two years into a job, women start losing their drive for the top, according to a report on gender parity from Bain […]

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Don’t Just Be Good; Be Visible

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on October 14, 2014 1 Comment
Don’t Just Be Good; Be Visible

Participate on a panel, do an on-air interview or give a speech. Women often turn down these opportunities but they are among the “best opportunities for building a well understood personal brand,” say Nancy Vonk and Janet Kestin, co-authors of  “Darling, You Can’t Do Both” (HarperCollins, 2014). In a Fast Company essay they urge women […]

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Venture Capital’s Uneven Playing Field Revisited

Venture Capital’s Uneven Playing Field Revisited

“There is an enormous untapped investment opportunity for venture capitalists smart enough to look at the numbers and fund women entrepreneurs.” That’s one conclusion reached by Dr. Candida Brush, lead author of “Women Entrepreneurs 2014: Bridging the Gender Gap in Venture Capital” sponsored by EY, Babson College Center for Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership and The Diana […]

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[Q&A] Irene Turner: Learn to Embrace Change

Filed in GC Q+A, More Headlines, Uncategorized by on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
[Q&A] Irene Turner: Learn to Embrace Change

Irene Turner is the principal of IT Real Estate Sonoma Style, an innovative new brand that combines real estate and interior design capabilities for those seeking to live in Northern California’s Sonoma County. She brings more than three decades of expertise in interior design, fashion and marketing that have brought her more than 4.5 million […]

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Think Big. Be Bold. Succeed.

Filed in Executive Level/Entrepreneurs, Featured by on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Think Big. Be Bold. Succeed.

The ability to think big and to be bold are traits vital to success. “I dare you to come up with a successful entrepreneur (male or female) who does not possess them,” Eric T. Wagner writes in Forbes. Canadian entrepreneur Kelsey Ramsden (at l.) has those traits, he says. She is the founder of business […]

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