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Why Sponsors Are More Valuable Than Mentors

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Why Sponsors Are More Valuable Than Mentors

“There’s always something well-meaning and generous about a more experienced individual advising an ambitious younger one,” Sava Berhané, associate director of Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business in Waltham, Mass., writes at FastCompany. Mentors can be wonderful as informal career counselors, but they won’t necessarily help you get ahead. For that, writes Berhané, a […]

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Sheryl Sandberg: ‘Fortune Favors the Bold’

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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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Women College Grads Still Face Pay Gap

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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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‘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

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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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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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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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CareerCast.com Identifies Best Jobs for Women

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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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[Q&A] Filmmaker Sarah Moshman: Never Be Afraid to Fail

[Q&A] Filmmaker Sarah Moshman: Never Be Afraid to Fail

Sarah Moshman is the producer and director of  “The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things.” The 99-minute documentary is from production company Heartfelt Productions,  co-founded by her and fellow producer Dana Michelle Cook. It includes interviews with 17 women about their careers and their lives. Moshman, Cook and three other women (Alana Fickes, Ashley […]

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Five Women’s Views From the Top

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Five Women’s Views From the Top

Adweek magazine interviewed five of the advertising/media world’s most powerful women for its Women’s Issue. The stated topic was “The triumphs and trials of smashing the ceiling.” Offering their opinions are Nadja Bellan-White, senior partner and managing director of Ogilvy & Mather; Mika Brzezinski (shown), co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”; Cosmopolitan editor in chief Joanna […]

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