‘Featured’ Category

July 15th, 2014, 6:00 am

On the Way Up the Corporate Ladder, Carry Your “Pearls” Advises Morgan Stanley’s Carla Harris

By Michele Drayton This past April 2014, the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Chicago Chapter held its 31st Annual Celebration of Achievement Luncheon in Chicago, marking the 35th anniversary of the chapter’s founding and showcasing the accomplishments of corporate executives and entrepreneurs. Keynote speaker Carla A. Harris recounted how when she came to [...]

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July 2nd, 2014, 6:00 am

The Glass Hammer’s 7th Annual Top Women on the Buy-Side Breakfast

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) The main discussion at last week’s Top Women on the Buy-Side event for senior women in investment management focused on the evolution of the industry following the 2008 financial crisis and subsequent market recovery. But perhaps the strongest statements centered on the importance of networking for top-level women [...]

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July 1st, 2014, 6:00 am

Sallie Krawcheck and Pax World Offer Women’s Global Equality Fund

By Beth Senko Women’s financial clout is growing and Sallie Krawcheck and Pax World are partnering to invest in the trend by investing in the very companies that are paving the way for women’s success. In June, Pax World Management LLC and Ellevate Asset Management LLC announced that they have entered into a partnership agreement [...]

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June 25th, 2014, 6:00 am

In a Record Year for Corporate Equality, Some Challenges Remain for LGBT Employees

Welcome to Pride Week on The Glass Hammer — we’ll be profiling successful LGBT business women all week long! By Michelle Hendelman For the last twelve years, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has compiled the Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender [...]

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June 10th, 2014, 6:00 am

Mind Your Career: Why Mindfulness is at the Core of a Successful Career

By Nneka Orji Being aware of our surroundings, showing sensitivity in certain situations, putting ourselves in others’ shoes – these all seem obvious things to do both in our professional and personal lives. But what is not so obvious is how being mindful – “being in the zone” – can help our careers. According to [...]

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May 30th, 2014, 6:00 am

The Imposter Syndrome: Why Owning Your Success is Critical to Your Career

By Nneka Orji Surely someone more experienced or more knowledgeable should be in this position instead of me. These feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt – which some of us have experienced throughout our career –can be harmless. However, if they present themselves frequently, leading us to frequently doubt our abilities, they can have a detrimental [...]

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May 8th, 2014, 11:00 am

Asian-American Women and the Bamboo Ceiling

By Kayla Turo In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, we took a look at how we can increase the number of Asian-American women in top jobs in the Fortune 500 and financial services firms. You probably already know Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, and Andrea Jung (former CEO of Avon), President, CEO and a [...]

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May 6th, 2014, 6:00 am

Encouraging Women’s Empowerment in the US & Japan: A Japan Society Forum

By Jarod Cerf Although Japan and the U.S. occupy somewhat different rankings in The World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, both Yoriko Kawaguchi, Japan’s former Minister for Foreign Affairs (’02-‘04) and Environment (’00-’02), and Ruth Porat, Executive Vice President and CFO of Morgan Stanley, are confident that a call to empower women was essential [...]

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April 22nd, 2014, 6:00 am

What do sports teach women for business?

Hadley Catalano The path to professional success for many corporate elite women was set in motion on the playing field, according to research by Ernst & Young (EY) that links the accomplished attributes of women in leadership business roles to their sports participation. The EY perspective on sport and team survey, from the company’s Women [...]

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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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