Archive for September 2007

September 30th, 2007, 5:30 pm

Upcoming Events

by Nicki Gilmour

Whether you’re looking to learn, network, or just have a good time, one of these upcoming events is sure to be right up your alley.

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September 28th, 2007, 8:42 am

The H-Bomb

When I was in law school, my girlfriends and I had a favorite non-scientific experiment. We would go out to bars in Boston, meet a group of friendly guys, and tell them one of two things. 1) We were yoga instructors, dental hygienists or kindergarten teachers. 2) We were in our last year at Harvard [...]

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September 27th, 2007, 9:10 am

Why Working Mothers Lie

I’m a liar. Actually, I’m a serial liar. I refuse to admit that I’ve been late or absent from work because the kids have chicken pox/flu/a broken collarbone, or the babysitter didn’t show up. I would rather lie to my boss and cite train delays or urgent meetings. Here’s the harsh truth about why: It [...]

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September 25th, 2007, 9:35 pm

Ten Tips to a Healthy Office

Fresh from The Times’ Body & Soul segment, the following ten tips will help you get the most out of your work day. 1. Avoid office affairs 2. Go home earlier 3. Use the stairs 4. Move the computer screen 5. Buy some potted plants 6. Ration e-mail 7. Let it all hang out 8. [...]

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September 25th, 2007, 9:14 am

Forbes List – Top 100 Most Powerful Women in the World

Forbes Magazine has recently named its 100 Most Powerful Women in the world for 2008. Women in law and business are well-represented on the list, with six of the top ten women working as CEOs or chairmen of major international corporations. The top ten most powerful women, as ranked by Forbes, are as follows:

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September 24th, 2007, 10:56 am

What’s Your Personal Brand Equity?

In the world of marketing, where the main currency is brand recognition and reputation, companies strive to build their brand equity, meaning the value that clients and prospects perceive in a brand. But the concept of brand equity applies to individuals, not just companies and products. Just like Volvos are perceived as reliable and Rolexes [...]

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September 23rd, 2007, 10:23 pm

UK News: Equal pay tribunals overwhelmed with claims

In Britain, the large numbers of women taking employers to equal pay tribunals has left the system under such strain that the head of the Equal Opportunities Commission says that a moratorium on claims is urgently needed. Jenny Watson, outgoing Chairman of the Commission, stated that the 155% increase in the number of claims from [...]

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September 21st, 2007, 7:20 am

One of the Boys

I love being one of only three women in my office. I work at a small technology company in Chicago that caters to the financial industry. We have 20 male developers and a few business development guys. I work in the Marketing/Public Relations department. We spent one of our recent happy hours at Monk’s on [...]

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September 20th, 2007, 9:31 am

The M.B.A. is Dead! Long Live the M.B.A.!

The New York Times ran a thought-provoking article this week called “Hedge Funds and Private Equity Alter Career Calculus,” by Louise Story. The article challenged the conventional wisdom that getting an M.B.A. puts young Wall Streeters on the fast track to top finance jobs. Instead, Ms. Story explains that many of today’s top performers in [...]

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September 19th, 2007, 12:05 pm

Don’t be a Mini-Me! Finding Your Perfect Mentor Match

All of you savvy women in finance know how important it is to have a mentor in your field. Someone you can look up to, confide in, work with and learn from. If you are like me, you probably picture your ideal mentor as an accomplished woman who looks just like you in ten or [...]

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