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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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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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Career Women Still Pay a Penalty for Motherhood

Filed in Featured, Mid-Career by on September 10, 2014 0 Comments
Career Women Still Pay a Penalty for Motherhood

“One of the worst career moves a woman can make is to have children,” Claire Cain Miller writes in the New York Times. New research finds that having a child is good for a man’s career since men—and especially high-income men—are more likely to be paid more after they have children Citing parenthood pay gap […]

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[Q&A] Lynda Tran: Maintain Your Humble Swagger

Filed in GC Q+A, More Headlines by on September 3, 2014 0 Comments
[Q&A] Lynda Tran: Maintain Your Humble Swagger

Lynda Tran is a partner and chief public affairs and communications strategist at 270 Strategies. Based in Washington, D.C., Chicago, and San Francisco, the consulting firm integrates people-centered, grassroots organizing with 21st century digital strategies and a data-driven approach. Previously she served as director of communications for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and earlier […]

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[Q&A] Mountaineer Alison Levine: Don’t Fear Failure

Filed in GC Q+A, More Headlines by on August 29, 2014 0 Comments
[Q&A] Mountaineer Alison Levine: Don’t Fear Failure

Alison Levine is a history-making polar explorer and mountaineer. She served as team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition and has also climbed the highest peak on each continent and skied to both the North and South Poles—a feat known as the Adventure Grand Slam, which fewer than forty people in the world […]

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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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[Q&A] Nikki Feirt Atkins: Dancer, Doctor, Creative Force

Filed in GC Q+A, More Headlines, Uncategorized by on July 30, 2014 0 Comments
[Q&A] Nikki Feirt Atkins: Dancer, Doctor, Creative Force

As a child, Nikki Feirt Atkins wanted to become a dancer and a doctor. And she did. She studied at the Joffrey Ballet School and danced with, among others, Lee Theodore’s American Dance Machine. In February 2012, she founded American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) with a mission to create a “living archive” […]

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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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