Archive for December 2007

December 31st, 2007, 10:05 am

Happy Holidays

by Nicki Gilmour

Happy New Year. We will return on the 2nd January with more articles to aid and inform you. Theglasshammer.com is for the people, so if anyone wants to contribute a guest blog or be interviewed do get in touch with our Editor [email protected] We also want you to write in and tell us about events [...]

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December 28th, 2007, 10:09 am

Passions: Sailing the High Seas

by Jane Carruthers

The idea of taking to the high seas never really occurred to me before. I’m not the kind of person who likes being cold and wet, for one. Sailing just didn’t really push my ‘I want to try that’ button. I had a head filled with misconceptions about what it was really like, with no [...]

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December 27th, 2007, 1:42 pm

Breaking News Update: Bhutto Assassination

by Erin Abrams

The editors at The Glass Hammer have just learned that Benazir Bhutto, Pakistani opposition leader and champion for women’s rights, the rule of law and democracy, has been assassinated by a suicide bomber during a political rally in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on December 27, 2007. At least a dozen others were killed in the attack. Ms. [...]

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December 27th, 2007, 9:21 am

MSN Leaves Women in Business off its “Most Influential” List

by Erin Abrams

MSN released their annual list of the most influential women in 2007. The list included politicians (two, to be exact), singers, television personalities and actresses (six, to be exact), a random woman who popped up on the radar of bloggers at some point during 2007, a coach and an author. The big shocker? The list [...]

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December 21st, 2007, 9:49 am

Are Men Threatened by Your Success? Come to Washington, D.C.

Contributed by Sally Lee This piece is in response to “The H-Bomb,” an article by Erin Abrams which was published on The Glass Hammer a few months ago. The basic argument of the piece was that smart, successful women with high-powered and high-earning jobs (in this case, graduates of Harvard Law School), had a hard [...]

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December 20th, 2007, 7:00 am

Is Ageism a Ticking Time Bomb for Women?

Contributed by Rebecca Chong of Rooks Riders Solicitors Accountants, bankers and analysts are increasingly finding that they have more in common with celebrities than they ever realized or wanted. It is no secret that Tinseltown and the media have been unkind to women who dare to age. For Hollywood, this led to some of the [...]

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December 19th, 2007, 7:00 am

2007: The Year in Bonuses – Winners and Losers

Contributed by Susie Potier Come December, the whispers on Wall Street are not about who is doing what for New Year’s Eve or where to go on the perfect winter beach getaway. Let’s not kid ourselves. The talk on the Street is all about bonuses. Who’s getting how much, and more importantly, who’s not getting [...]

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December 18th, 2007, 7:26 am

Return to the Work Force Programs: Spotlight on Lehman Brothers

by Jessica Titlebaum

With more and more women taking time off from their careers in finance to start a family or pursue personal ambitions, it is no wonder that the corporate world is in need of qualified female applicants. After studies revealed that it was difficult for employees to re-enter the work force after a career break, Lehman [...]

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December 17th, 2007, 7:17 am

Harvard Business School Profiles: Hannah and the Importance of Mentors

Contributed by Lauren Davis Last summer, at one New York investment bank, a male executive dropped into a luncheon for women employees and asked their advice about a problem. He explained that didn’t really understand what motivated female investment bankers, because they “seemed to want different things” than their male counterparts. While this comment was [...]

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December 14th, 2007, 7:00 am

What Is Happening to Women on Wall Street?

by Erin Abrams

As yesterday’s Glass Hammer posting by Zoe-Cruz-not-the-Zoe-Cruz noted, these are tough times for women on Wall Street. Indeed, as a recent posting on the New York Times Dealbook website noted, Zoe Cruz’s forced transition into early retirement from her job heading up trading and risk operations at Morgan Stanley may have quietly heralded the end [...]

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