Last night on London’s Liverpool Street, there was a glamorous gathering of designer bags and stiletto heels, all assembled with their occupants at the Financial News 100 Most Influential Women in the City Awards. The Great Eastern Hotel boasted a gathering of ladies sporting mainly black and navy suits (both skirt and pants variety), with [...]
Archive for October 2007
Though women have made great strides in the workplace in recent decades, there is still a disturbingly significant gap between the earnings of men and women in the same jobs. In both the US and the UK, independent juducial bodies have been created to address claims of pay disparity. However, the pay gap issue is [...]
A recent article in Pink Magazine called The Devil Wears Handbags cited the statistic that those with incomes over $150,000 spend three times more on luxury goods than those in households with incomes ranging from $75,000-$99,000. While it’s intuitive that people with more money would spend more and would have more disposable income for luxury [...]
How many times has this happened? You’ve had a super-stressful day at work: phones ringing off the hook, boss yelling in your face, long on hours and short on appreciation. You lean back, close your eyes for a minute. You picture yourself letting go and flying through the air, weightless and unburdened. Soaring like a [...]
The November 2007 issue of Entrepreneur magazine published a list of the top 50 fastest growing female-led companies in North America. The study, co-sponsored by the Women Presidents Organization and Entrepreneur magazine, solicited applications from women-led businesses in North America that met the following criteria: Must be a privately held, woman-led company in the U.S. [...]
Twenty years ago, if a person mentioned having a coach most people would have assumed that they were an elite athlete or that they drove a tour bus in their spare time. Today, having an executive coach has become an increasingly common feature of corporate life – but why? In the past, organizations were relatively [...]
This piece is the first in the Spotlight on People series, in which the editors of The Glass Hammer ask high-ranking women in business to share their secrets to success. We first interviewed Pat David, MD and Head of Diversity for Citi Markets & Banking, about her experiences in banking and her advice on mentoring, [...]
This past month in the news, sexual harassment in the workplace has been mentioned almost as many times as Lindsay Lohan’s efforts at rehab. First, it was the suit brought by Anucha Browne Sanders, an executive with the New York Knicks organization, who accused Knicks coach Isiah Thomas of sexual harassment and gender discrimination. A [...]
As a young professional woman attending the 13th annual Women on Wall Street conference, I was impressed by what the panelists had to say. Their advice was pertinent, somewhat sassy and all together entertaining. They talked about changes in the work force, changes in their professional careers and changes that helped them achieve personal success.
Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the National Women’s Conference (Houston’77) and join women and girls from around the U.S. at the Freedom On Our Terms Conference. There will be panels, workshops, issue caucuses and a concert. Rosie O’Donnell will be the special guest. Featured Speakers include Liz Abzug, Gloria Steinem, Carol Jenkins, and more.