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Do Women’s Careers Peak at Age 45?

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Do Women’s Careers Peak at Age 45?

A report on older workers commissioned by the British government concludes that that nation’s economy would benefit from “taking better advantage of the skills and experience of our more senior workers.” There are many reasons older workers are not staying with their careers longer, but one of the most disturbing findings is that many women […]

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Should Women and Men Lean In Together?

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Should Women and Men Lean In Together?

Achieving gender equality in the workplace will happen more quickly and more effectively if both genders work to make it happen. That’s the idea behind #LeanInTogether, a new campaign from LeanIn.org, the women’s empowerment organization created by Sheryl Sandberg. The case for men and women working for equality in tandem was made in a March […]

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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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[Q&A] Fundraising Communications Consultant Robbie Klein on Making Connections

Filed in GC Q+A, Hot Careers, More Headlines by on January 7, 2015 0 Comments
[Q&A] Fundraising Communications Consultant Robbie Klein on Making Connections

Robbie Klein has spent her professional career in the arts, education, and the nonprofit world. A past director of Art Chicago—an international art fair—she also was a co-founder of Chicago Art Project. She founded and ran CHALK (Chicago Art Link for Kids), which at that time was the only children’s art school in the city, […]

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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?

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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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