Archive for May 2008

May 30th, 2008, 1:32 pm

Confessions of an Office Newbie

Contributed by Rebecca Ang Oh my God, that girl from accounting is walking straight towards me. Oh, what is her name? Is she the one on my team or is it the other brunette with the bangs? Why do they both have bangs? Am I supposed to say hello? Look past her? Look at the [...]

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May 30th, 2008, 7:52 am

Secrets of NYC’s Top Female Attorneys

Recently, New York’s women leaders in law sounded off to New York Magazine about what it takes to succeed as an attorney at the top firms and at the top of their practice areas in New York. The women, whose practice areas range from securities litigation to corporate law to immigration, seemed to have one [...]

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May 29th, 2008, 7:07 am

Ringing the closing bell at NASDAQ

by Nicki Gilmour

If you had been in Times Square at 4:00 pm on May 28, 2008 and happened to have looked up at the NASDAQ exchange you would have seen the most unusual sight. You would have seen 80 designer handbags sitting on the ledge of the window. Why? The owners of those handbags were ringing the [...]

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May 29th, 2008, 6:58 am

Global Trade Insights From Harold (Terry) McGraw III, Chairman, President & CEO of McGraw-Hill Companies

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Join us for an evening with Harold (Terry) McGraw III to participate in an insightful discussion about American competitiveness in a rapidly transforming global economy.

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May 28th, 2008, 1:33 pm

Ask-A-Recruiter: My Job Title Doesn’t Accurately Reflect my Responsibilities

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart This question came up at a recent coaching session with a new client: My last job has a title that sounds much more administrative than the actual job. How do I accurately list the title on my resume without pigeonholing myself into administrative jobs with a similar title? There [...]

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May 28th, 2008, 7:31 am

30 Under 30: Jessica Zemple, Intellectual Property Exchange International

At 30, Jessica Zemple has taken on a big challenge. Her job is to build the technology infrastructure for the trading of an entirely new asset class. Traditionally, stocks and options for technology corporations derive their price from the market valuation of the enterprise as a whole. Zemple and the Intellectual Property Exchange International (IPXI) [...]

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May 27th, 2008, 7:49 am

Spotlight on: Erin Callan, CFO of Lehman Bros.

One week after Zoe Cruz was let go as President of Morgan Stanley, Erin Callan was appointed CFO of Lehman Brothers. And thus, the torch was passed to the new highest ranking woman on Wall Street. She has since proved a force to be reckoned with, bringing her unconventional management style (and note-worthy sense of [...]

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May 23rd, 2008, 7:31 am

Where are the Women Business Gurus?

By Bailey McCann Recently, the Wall Street Journal released its ranking of top business gurus, compiled by Babson College professor Thomas H. Davenport. The top 20 included household names like Bill Gates, as well as several authors currently featured the business section at your local bookstore. The one thing missing was women. Only one woman [...]

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May 22nd, 2008, 1:00 pm

Gender in Politics and Business – The Clinton Legacy

Last night, a speech to his supporters in Iowa when he announced that he now had a majority of pledged delegates in the Democratic primary, Barack Obama said of his adversary, Hillary Clinton, “We have had our disagreements during this campaign, but we all admire her courage, her commitment and her perseverance. No matter how [...]

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May 22nd, 2008, 7:00 am

Rising Stars Series: Interview with Ani M. Vartanian, VP of Rockwood Capital

Contributed by Heather Cassell What a fascinating and dramatic world we live in, at least from Ani M. Vartanian’s perspective. With the credit crunch, Bear Stearns crumbling, foreclosure crisis, historical election year, political scandals, and the year hasn’t even hit the halfway mark yet. “It’s better than reality TV,” said Vartanian, 32, vice president of [...]

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