‘What’s On’ Category

November 21st, 2014, 6:00 am

To Be, or Not to Be Social: Is participating in social media good for your career?

By Rebecca Caum The power of social media lies in its ability to deliver information with unprecedented speed to a global audience. Like most kinds of power, the inherent risks are congruent with the potential benefits. We have all figured out how to avoid the most common mistakes: set your drinks aside, don’t post your […]

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September 26th, 2014, 6:00 am

Non-Compete Clauses – How to Loosen the Shackles

By Nneka Orji “Putting you in handcuffs”; so reads the Forbes 2010 article title about non-compete clauses in employment contracts. This negative portrayal of non-competes is not unique. A Harvard Business Review blog titled “Non-compete clauses punish the wrong party” is just as damning, and a recent poll by the Boston Globe has shown that […]

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May 27th, 2014, 6:00 am

The Importance of Visibility: Taking the ‘Right’ Approach to Speaking Engagements

By Tina Vasquez If you ever needed a reason to get over your fear of public speaking, new research from Weber Shandwick should do the trick. The public relations firm reports that a full 60 percent of women who speak at executive conferences also have a seat on boards, which the firm says demonstrates a […]

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May 20th, 2014, 6:00 am

Intuition: How to Cultivate Your Instincts as Part of Your Skill Set

By Jessica Titlebaum According to a conversation between Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman and psychologist Gary Klein, one of the ways we define leaders is by their ability to make decisions and trust their instincts. In an era of technology and information overload, how can you listen to your intuition with confidence? Below is an explanation […]

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May 2nd, 2014, 6:00 am

Six Things to Know When Going on an International Business Trip to China and Southeast Asia

By Mai Browne If you’re doing business in China and an associate asks you how much money you earn, don’t be offended; he or she is probably just seeking a way to find common ground. Marie Seton O’Brien, a forensic due diligence consultant, learned this lesson while working in Beijing a few years ago for […]

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April 24th, 2014, 11:00 am

Wall Street Women Forum 2014: Success on Your Own Terms

By Jarod Cerf During the Fifth Annual RegentAtlantic Wall Street Women Forum, host and event founder Jane Newton of RegentAtlantic polled the attendees via text on whether they thought women in finance had more opportunities today as compared to six years ago. Of the over 100 managing directors, c-level executives, and thought leaders who were […]

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March 20th, 2014, 6:00 am

Don’t Freak Out: Why Upheaval Can Be a Good Thing

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Innovative. Resilient. Entrepreneurial. Solutions-oriented. These are the 21st century career buzzwords that populate the average corporate performance review or resume. They speak to the expectations of today’s volatile economy. Today’s professionals are expected to take whatever upheaval the market throws their way, and not only deal with it, […]

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November 29th, 2013, 6:00 am

Climb The Corporate Ladder with Your Clubs

by Barbara J. Gutstadt (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) On the way up the corporate ladder, women continue to struggle to compete with men for positions in leadership. We’ve made strides in some areas—closing the gap in holding middle-management positions, for one—but women still struggle to reach that elusive top rung. According to a 2013 report […]

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May 14th, 2013, 6:00 am

What Are Lean In Circles and Why Should You Join One?

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) So you read Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In, and perhaps like our editor liked it more than you expected to. Now what? The messages in the book are a powerful call to action to do more than just read and move on. The author’s expressed hope at the end of the […]

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May 3rd, 2013, 6:00 am

New Report Discusses Online Feminism, Collaboration, and How Business Can Get Involved

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Last month the Barnard Center for Research on Women published a report on the future of online feminism. The paper, “#FemFuture: Online Revolution,” is written by Courtney Martin and Vanessa Valenti, and discusses the opportunities that the internet is providing for people working toward gender equality. It also […]

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