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Sheryl Sandberg: ‘Fortune Favors the Bold’

Filed in Featured, Starting Out by on June 29, 2015 0 Comments
Sheryl Sandberg: ‘Fortune Favors the Bold’

Sheryl Sandberg understands leadership and also has learned a great deal about life. On June 27, 2015, the Facebook COO delivered the commencement address to Tsinghua School of Economics & Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Her talk touched on how to lead, succeed and live. She wished the young graduates four things: That you […]

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Avoiding the Mid-Career Stall

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career, Uncategorized by on June 23, 2015 0 Comments
Avoiding the Mid-Career Stall

Are mid-career female professionals like middle children, who “often feel ignored or have to try a little harder to be heard, and they don’t get enough praise compared to their siblings”? Writing in The Business Journals, Dana Manciagli suggests this scenario is one way to understand why many women’s career journeys stall. To fight the […]

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Women College Grads Still Face Pay Gap

Filed in Featured, More Headlines, Starting Out by on June 10, 2015 0 Comments
Women College Grads Still Face Pay Gap

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) no doubt wishes it had more encouraging news for young women graduating college this year. But it doesn’t. Young women coming out of college still earn less than male graduates. That gap is narrowing slowly, but largely, the EPI reports, “because the vast majority of men’s wages have stagnated or […]

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Watch the Videos from the 2015 WTS Conference

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Watch the Videos from the 2015 WTS Conference

WTS International (Women’s Transportation Seminar) held its 2015 annual conference in Chicago and GlassCeiling.com was there. Contributing Writer Jordan Zaslow spoke with environmental activist Erin Brockovich, the conference keynote speaker; America’s first African American female combat pilot Vernice “FlyGirl” Armour, who gave a rousing motivational speech; and several of the conference’s more than 500 attendees. […]

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CareerCast Picks 2015’s Best Jobs for Women

Filed in Featured, Hot Careers by on May 28, 2015 0 Comments
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

Filed in Featured, More Headlines by on May 27, 2015 0 Comments
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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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

Filed in Featured, Hot Stats, Mid-Career by on May 8, 2015 0 Comments
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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Do Nonprofits Offer More Leadership Opportunities?

Filed in Featured, More Headlines by on April 30, 2015 0 Comments
Do Nonprofits Offer More Leadership Opportunities?

Women thrive in nonprofits and are eager to take charge, partly because they feel they can make a difference, Kim Williams writes in ForbesWoman. The CEO of Interfaith Housing Coalition, Williams cites a report from The Chronicle of Philanthropy that found 57% of women in nonprofits aspire to be CEO. Among women ages 18 to […]

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