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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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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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Glass Ceiling or Sticky Door?

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Glass Ceiling or Sticky Door?

Dr. Nemat Shafik will be only the second female deputy governor of the powerful Bank of England when she takes her new position this August. But the Egyptian-born mother of twins has dismissed all talk of her having broken through a glass ceiling. Calling the metaphor “not a good one,” the 51-year-old Shafik said, “I […]

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Entrepreneurship Has No Glass Ceiling

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Entrepreneurship Has No Glass Ceiling

You’re 60 or older but you don’t want to stop working; you just want to stop bumping up against corporate limitations on advancement. Then play a different game, Margaret Manning, founder of Sixtyandme.com writes on The Huffington Post. “If you want to continue to gain career momentum after 60, it may be time to forget […]

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Be Honest with Yourself to Break Through

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Be Honest with Yourself to Break Through

Determination is a key tool in the effort to break through the “glass ceiling,” Loretta Minghella writes in the British newspaper The Guardian. The CEO of the Christian Aid organization, Minghella says honesty is another valuable asset. “My advice to you would be to think carefully about the skills and experience that chief executives need, […]

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Catalyst: 2013 Saw No Gains for Women

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Catalyst: 2013 Saw No Gains for Women

Women’s representation on Fortune 500 company boards saw no significant gain in 2013, the eighth consecutive year without significant improvement according to Catalyst, the nonprofit organization dedicated to improving opportunities for women and business. Women hold just 16.9% of board seats at the largest U.S. companies and fill only 14.9% of CEO positions. Catalyst says […]

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Mary Barra is General Motors’ First Female CEO

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Mary Barra is General Motors’ First Female CEO

General Motors Corp. has named Mary Barra its CEO, effective Jan. 15, 2014. Barra, 51, who had been the firm’s executive vice president for global product development, will be the first woman to serve as CEO of any major U.S. automaker. Barra was GM’s first female “car czar,” overseeing design, engineering, program management and quality-improvement […]

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Jennifer Lee, ‘Frozen’ Break Disney’s Glass Ceiling

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Jennifer Lee, ‘Frozen’ Break Disney’s Glass Ceiling

Jennifer Lee (l.) is the first woman to direct an animated feature film for the Walt Disney studio, which has been in the business since 1937. Lee wrote the screenplay for “Frozen,” the latest Disney animated film and also served as its co-director with Chris Buck. Running at many theaters before “Frozen” is an animated […]

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Women, Men Share Views on the Glass Ceiling

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Women, Men Share Views on the Glass Ceiling

The Boston Globe convened two roundtables to discuss the glass ceiling, the lack of female top exectuives and other workplace issues important to women. One group was all women, the other all men. The two groups’ views weren’t necessarily opposite but they weren’t the same. Linda Zecher (shown), CEO of publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, said […]

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Are Women to Blame for the Glass Ceiling?

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Are Women to Blame for the Glass Ceiling?

“Enough about the glass ceiling,” Lindsay Broder writes at Entrepreneur.com. “That sounds like victimhood to me. Women do have control, and in some ways, are to blame for the glass ceiling’s continued existence.” Broder, who identifies herself as The Occupreneur Coach, says women should receive equal pay with men but believes women’s groups lobbying for […]

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