‘Featured’ Category

April 10th, 2014, 6:00 am

Catalyst Awards Conference 2014: Leaders Make the Difference in Diversity

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Last week marked the 2014 Catalyst Awards Conference, a celebration of successful diversity and inclusion programs. The two winning companies – Kimberly-Clark and Lockheed Martin – managed to substantially increase the percentages of women in leadership through innovative programming, target setting, and incentivizing management to promote and retain [...]

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March 7th, 2014, 6:00 am

International Women’s Day: The Power of Improving Women’s Standing

By Tina Vasquez Each year on March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD), a time to reflect on progress that’s been made and also, shine a bigger spotlight on the battles women continue to face, including poverty and access to education. In honor of IWD, Catalyst released a powerful new report that gathers [...]

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March 5th, 2014, 6:00 am

NCRW Spotlights Intersectionality with Name Change

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Earlier this week the National Council for Research on Women held its annual Fire Starter Awards Dinner. Along with honoring a diverse group of of women and men for their work in gender equality, the organization used the evening to announce a name change and rebranding. NCRW’s new [...]

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February 13th, 2014, 11:00 am

Boards Pay Less for Other Companies when Members are Female

By Mai Browne Do more women in top management mean better financial performance? The body of research on this subject is filled with compelling data, though some of it is conflicting. The 2011 Catalyst “Bottom Line” report revealed that Fortune 500 companies in the top quartile for female representation on boards had a 16 percent [...]

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February 4th, 2014, 6:00 am

Black Women in Business: An Update on Progress

By Tina Vasquez, Managing Editor When we talk about the progress that has been made by women in corporate America, using gender to mean ‘all women’, what we’re actually referring to is the progress and gains that have been made by white women. African-American women, who make up 13 percent of the female population in [...]

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January 21st, 2014, 6:00 am

The Derivatives Industry in 2014: Adapting to Change & Creating New Opportunities

By Nicki Gilmour and Jessica Titlebaum Starting today and running until the end of the month, the Glass Hammer will profile women that have immensely impacted the derivatives industry. We have women running exchanges, clearinghouses, and technology firms that have not only influenced the industry’s operations, but have paved the way for other women to [...]

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November 14th, 2013, 6:00 am

Mapping Out a Strategy to Advance Your Career in Investment Management

By Jewells Chambers and Nicki Gilmour One hundred fifty women gathered on Tuesday night at the Princeton Club for The Glass Hammer’s 3rd annual “Navigating, Negotiating and Building Your Strategic Network” event for women in investment management. This year, the panel of senior women featured Debbie Hammalian, Chief Compliance Officer, ING U.S. Investment Management, Kerry [...]

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November 13th, 2013, 6:00 am

Derivatives Industry Turns a Corner at FIA Expo 2013

By Jessica Titlebaum Since its inception in 1955, the Futures Industry Association has transformed itself into the leading trade organization for the futures, options, and over-the-counter cleared swaps markets. Each year, the organization has an expo, attended by more than 6,000 people from more than 30 countries, with many attendees serving as senior staff at [...]

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October 29th, 2013, 6:00 am

Will Harvard’s gender equity experiment change how leaders manage in the future?

By Pragati Verma Having educated 25 of the current Fortune 500 CEOs, Harvard Business School (HBS) is a breeding ground for successful business leaders, albeit it’s so far, male alumni. Will the deep structural effort to create more gender parity at its campus, which is certainly commendable and brave, actually change how work gets done [...]

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October 21st, 2013, 6:00 am

Women in Fund Management Continue to Define a New Path of Success in the Financial Services

This week we are profiling amazing women in investment management ahead of our annual career panel event on the 5th November for women in the industry who want to make it to the top. By Michelle Hendelman and Nicki Gilmour There is some good news to be had in the fund management sector as performance [...]

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