‘What’s On’ Category

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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April 30th, 2013, 6:00 am

Rules for Success Discussed at Fordham’s Wall Street Council Event

By Natalie Sabia (New York City) On a spring evening in New York City, women from all aspects of the financial world, including eager business school students, gathered to hear from a few of Wall Street’s successful and smart, yet entertaining, women. The event was sponsored by Fordham’s Wall Street Council, and advertised by women organizations [...]

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March 8th, 2013, 6:00 am

The Path to Gender Parity: Every Route Matters

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Our focus, at The Glass Hammer, is on women’s career advancement at the mid and senior levels. In the past few years, we have seen more women stepping up to leadership in many industries, as well as in politics and the non-profit sector. But not a lot more. [...]

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March 6th, 2013, 1:00 pm

WILD about Options: Educating Women on Options Trading

Contributed by Jessica Titlebaum, Marketing Director, Americas at Orc and President of Women in Listed Derivatives The derivatives industry is evolving due to regulation coming from Washington and it’s forcing participants to look at different opportunities in new markets. To help emerging and experienced women navigate these broader territories, Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD) organized [...]

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January 10th, 2013, 6:00 am

Women’s Initiatives: Driving Business for Law Firms

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) As chief diversity officers have emphasized worldwide, creating more opportunities for women in the workplace isn’t just a feel-good proposition: it makes business sense. Many law firms are clearly noting this fact, evidenced by the increasing number of “women’s initiatives” being launched – initiatives that have a clear business focus. [...]

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October 4th, 2012, 6:00 am

Connecting the Dots: From Networking to Coordinating

By Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) While networking is a crucial skill for success, it’s become a stale concept. These days, every conference, seminar, or workshop is followed by a networking reception offering attendees a chance to meet and mingle with their peers. Don’t get me wrong, I am a strong believer in sipping a cocktail, rolling [...]

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September 27th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Wall Street Women and the Power of Networking

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Networks can provide many means for support – a way to find out about new jobs or projects, a group of friends with whom to laugh or cry, your own private strategic advisors – and sometimes all of these things at once. The first generation of women on [...]

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