After ten years at the helm of eBay, President and CEO Meg Whitman announced that she intends to retire effective today, March 31, 2008. A visionary in the field of online commerce and a true leader, Ms. Whitman offers a Voice of Experience for young women in business. She will be succeeded by John Donahoe, [...]
Archive for March 2008
Contributed by Heather Cassell California has a reputation for its progressive politics as well as being a well of innovative inventions and opportunities, but the golden state doesn’t have a sunny disposition when it comes to women’s leadership. Nearly half, 49.8 percent, of California’s 400 publicly held companies have no women executive officers, according to [...]
The first time you are made redundant is the worst. Sort of like losing your virginity, your expectations of the event bear very little relation to the experience. When it does happen, the reality can be both comic and tragic at the same time. But it is nearly always hard to cope with when it [...]
The Working Mothers Committee is proud to host the Spring Luncheon at the Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) branch of the New York Public Library.
Contributed by Pamela Capalad Women are a driving force in the workplace and equal opportunity employment is no longer simply lip service, as smart CEOs realize the power of recruiting and retaining female employees. Companies are not only targeting women and women of color in their hiring practices; many recognize the importance of catering to [...]
Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart The following question came up at a recent workshop that I led about career management during a down market: “My company is downsizing in waves. People are telling me to grab a buyout if I can because future severance packages will probably be less generous. Should I try to [...]
Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart When looking for a new job, timing is everything. For a hiring company, matching candidates to jobs is as much about finding the right candidate as it is finding her at the right time (i.e., when there is an appropriate job available). If there is a great candidate but [...]
The best piece of advice I ever received on developing my own career came from one of my law school professors, Lani Guinier. In my third year of law school, I took her capstone course on Practicing Public Interest Law. However, by that point, it had become apparent to me that, due in part to [...]
A few years ago, I attended a luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City to honor women in communications and the author Samantha Power introduced one of the honorees. Someone asked me who she was. I told her that Ms. Power was a professor at Harvard and an author who had won the 2003 [...]
How to make your reputation come before as well as after you. Whether you want to be a leading light in your field or understatedly reputable, this workshop will focus on how to build a reputation for all the right reasons, improve referrals and position yourself for positive PR.