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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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[Q&A] Christine Pedi: Find Your Voice

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[Q&A] Christine Pedi: Find Your Voice

Christine Pedi earned her nickname, “The Lady of 1,000 Voices,” from her ability to mimic celebrities—in speech and song—as shown in her current role in “NEWSical the Musical” and in her long run in the off-Broadway parody revue “Forbidden Broadway.” She made her Broadway debut in “Little Me” with Martin Short and Faith Prince and […]

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Marissa Mayer Stirs Maternity Leave Debate

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Marissa Mayer Stirs Maternity Leave Debate

Is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer setting a terrible example by not planning to take all the maternity leave her employer allows or is she simply doing what she feels is right for her? The question has been widely, and often hotly, debated by women since Mayer announced she is expecting twins. On LinkedIn, Caroline Fairchild […]

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[Q&A] Brenda Dunn Kinney: Fully Show Up

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[Q&A] Brenda Dunn Kinney: Fully Show Up

Brenda Dunn Kinney is CEO and founder of BDK & Associates. She consults with organizations on marketing, corporate strategy, building customer relationships, call centers, technology and operations, partner/alliance marketing, mergers and acquisition, and management. Dunn Kinney has more than 20 years of hands-on executive experience.   What was your business experience before BDK & Associates? […]

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[Q&A] Rebecca Sive: Every Day is Election Day

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[Q&A] Rebecca Sive: Every Day is Election Day

Rebecca Sive is Academic Director of the Women in Public Leadership Executive Education Program, Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago, where she has taught classes on women in politics. She was among Illinois Gov. James R. Thompson’s inaugural appointees to the Illinois Human Rights Commission, on which she served for eight […]

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Being ‘Assertive’ Can Be Costly for Women

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Being ‘Assertive’ Can Be Costly for Women

We know that being perceived as “pushy” can be punitive for women, but it can be costly as well: almost $16,000, in fact. Writing at Forbes.com, Kathy Caprino spoke with researchers David Maxfield and Joseph Grenny, authors of a study that finds gender bias in the workplace is very real. The perceived competency for women […]

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Women’s Pay Starts Strong Then Falls Behind

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Women’s Pay Starts Strong Then Falls Behind

Gender pay disparity often begins in favor of women but soon favors men. Researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York say women fresh from college earn as much or more than male counterparts in 29 fields. But by mid-career that advantage is gone. Women college graduates between the ages of 22 and 27 […]

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The ‘Millennial Career Pause’ Debate

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The ‘Millennial Career Pause’ Debate

Do millennial women define success differently and plan “career pauses” or this just another excuse for employers who don’t want to hire young women? Both opinions have been voiced recently. Gaining the most attention was Claire Cain Miller’s article, “More Than Their Mothers, Young Women Plan Career Pauses,” in the New York Times. Her thesis […]

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Female Millennials Want Opportunities, Equality

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Female Millennials Want Opportunities, Equality

Lack of opportunities for career progression was the top reason (34%) female millennials in financial services say they left their last employer, according to a new study from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). No room for growth ranked above “I found a job that paid more elsewhere” and “The work was not as interesting and meaningful as I […]

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Women-Owned Businesses Continue to Grow

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Women-Owned Businesses Continue to Grow

Women now own nearly one-third of privately held businesses in the U.S. These businesses account for nearly one of seven jobs at privately held businesses and one of every 16 overall, according to the 2015 “State of Women-Owned Businesses Report” from American Express OPEN. The number of women-owned businesses (WOB) rose by 74% between 1997 […]

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