‘Featured’ Category

February 5th, 2015, 6:00 am

Black History Month Coverage: Diversifying Diversity for Better Results

By Melissa J. Anderson Leadership diversity pays off, and a new study by McKinsey “Why Diversity Matters” has the hard numbers to prove it. It also points out that most corporate diversity programs don’t go far enough to be inclusive of ethnically diverse leaders. The Glass Hammer has long upheld the “business case for diversity,” […]

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January 30th, 2015, 6:00 am

Learning from Others: The Toigo Foundation’s Annual Groundbreakers Summit

By Beth Senko In December, the Toigo Foundation, a partner of theglasshammer.com held its fourth annual Groundbreakers Summit for female leaders. This year’s theme was action-based and explored the key resources, tools and relationships needed to help women advance in their careers.

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January 13th, 2015, 6:00 am

Expert and Guest Contributions

For almost eight years we have brought you fresh editorial insight into how to navigate your career in financial and professional services and the many job functions within those firms. Every wednesday, we have asked career coaches, academics, organizational psychologists amongst other experts such as industry leaders to contribute an advice column and in 2015, […]

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December 18th, 2014, 6:00 am

2014: A Year in Review

By Nicki Gilmour, Founder and CEO of The Glass Hammer With the holidays upon us, it is beginning to look a lot like ……Groundhog Day. From a numbers perspective, this Year End Review has very little progress to report on a macro level. The number of women on boards is pretty stagnant – 17.7% in […]

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November 26th, 2014, 6:00 am

Happy Thanksgiving from The Glass Hammer Team!

The Glass Hammer will be taking a short publishing break to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the U.S. First and foremost, we are incredibly thankful for our loyal readers and our sponsors who continue to enable us to do this work. We are also thankful for everyone out there who is working hard to break the […]

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November 14th, 2014, 6:00 am

Op-Ed: Ana Botin got promoted on merit not nepotism.

By Nneka Orji In September 2014, Ana Botin succeeded her father Emilio Botin at Santander and has been named the top female banker in Europe by Bloomberg. This appointment makes Ana the first woman to chair a global bank. She has worked hard to win this position and has positive endorsements from Citi’s ex chief […]

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November 12th, 2014, 6:00 am

Evaluating Progress and the Road Ahead at FIA’s 30th Annual Expo

By Jessica Titlebaum The Futures Industry Association (FIA) held their 30th annual Expo in Chicago last week featuring over 4000 delegates representing 30 countries and showcasing the latest in technology and services with 130 exhibitors. While attendees and speakers were optimistic about the state of the markets, serious issues impacting the derivatives industry were discussed. […]

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November 7th, 2014, 6:00 am

Optimistic Outlook at Third Annual WILD Symposium

By Jessica Titlebaum Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD), a not for profit organization launched in 2009 and dedicated to helping women advance in the listed and OTC derivatives space, held the 3rd annual WILD Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in October. While the derivatives industry has experienced change due to Dodd-Frank regulation; […]

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October 31st, 2014, 6:00 am

The glasshammer.com’s 5th Annual Women in Technology Career Panel

By CEO and Founder Nicki Gilmour Nicki Gilmour, CEO of theglasshammer.com welcomed 250 women to theglasshammer.com ’s 5th Annual Women in Technology event last Thursday night at the auditorium at American Express. Guests enjoyed an amazing evening of shared experiences and good advice from the panelists who are all navigating their career paths as women […]

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October 16th, 2014, 6:00 am

Collective Wisdom: Women on Wall Street

By Melissa Anderson Last week, Deutsche Bank held its 20th annual Women on Wall Street Conference in New York City, placing an emphasis on the benefits of collaboration. In his opening talk, Deutsche Bank’s co-CEO Jürgen Fitschen suggested that by cultivating more female leaders, the financial industry could work to prevent the next financial crisis. […]

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