‘Spotlight on People’ Category

June 18th, 2010, 6:00 am

Celebrating Two of LA’s History-Making Female Lawyers

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Twelve of the nation’s largest law firms are centrally located in the city of Los Angeles and according to numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 556,790 lawyers in California – not including those who are self-employed. As a lawyer, making a name for yourself in this city […]

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May 12th, 2009, 1:00 pm

The Softer Side of Finance

Contributed by Kathleen Burns Kingsbury The financial services industry has been on a rollercoaster ride since last fall when markets tumbled and the world was reminded that what goes up must come down. Many advisors have lost jobs, changed careers or in some unfortunate cases taken their lives over the turbulent market place. But there […]

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May 7th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Profile: Women Corporate Directors

by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) It may be hard for some to believe, but an organization that now has a global network of 525 high-powered members who serve on 675 boards began rather humbly with a home-cooked meal around a small dinner table in a New York City apartment. Susan Stautberg, President of PartnerCom Corporation, […]

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April 9th, 2009, 6:00 am

The Glass Ceiling: Who Said That?

by Paige Churchman (New York City) We all talk about the glass ceiling, but do you know when the term began? Or whom we have to thank for it? Take a guess: A) In 1971, Gloria Steinem coined the term in the premiere issue of Ms. Magazine. B) Carol Hymowitz and Timothy Schellhardt used it […]

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January 22nd, 2009, 6:00 am

Network of Executive Women

By Liz O’Donnell (Boston) “The need for the network is real,” says Alison Paul, head of the Network for Executive Women (NEW), in her President’s Message posted on the organization’s website. NEW is the largest diversity group in the retail and consumer packaged good (CPG) industries. The group has approximately 2,000 members representing more than […]

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July 17th, 2008, 6:00 am

Stay at Home Husband? One Lawyer’s Story

Ilise*, a female attorney at a big New York law firm, is the envy of most of her female peers, at least those with children. Unlike most of the other lawyers at her firm, who have to juggle unpredictable hours with inflexible and costly childcare arrangements, Ilise has a built in child care system that […]

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July 10th, 2008, 6:00 am

These Times They Are a Changin’

Recently, as I sat in my Chicago apartment listening to my iPod, Bob Dylan’s famous verses prompted me to consider the changing times for women in business. I started to think of the significant advances that have been made over the past 20 years, resulting in the ever-increasing pool of talented female professionals. I believe […]

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July 7th, 2008, 1:15 pm

Ms. Fix-it: Barbara Desoer

By: Pamela Weinsaft Just as military promotions are offered as a reward for dangerous missions, the key to success in the corporate world may lie in the willingness to take on the challenge of turning around struggling companies or divisions of companies. When women succeed in meeting these challenges, they blaze a trail, advance to […]

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