Archive for August 2008

August 29th, 2008, 6:00 am

Peace Through Business

by Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) The Institute of Economic Empowerment for Women (IEEW) is in the business of providing opportunities for underprivileged women. Believing that nations with a stable economy are in a better position to promote and accept peaceful solutions, they launched the Peace through Business initiative. According to Kathy Neill, Program Coordinator at IEEW, [...]

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August 28th, 2008, 1:00 pm

The Gender Agenda at Standard Chartered

by Elizabeth Harrin (London) In the United States, women currently make up almost 75 percent of the banking industry’s entire workforce, but hold only 9 percent of chief executive positions. Conventional wisdom is that it is not much better in the United Kingdom. Yet, against this backdrop, an amazing 20% of women reach senior positions [...]

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August 28th, 2008, 6:00 am

Women Business Leaders Take Center Stage in Campaigns

by Erin Abrams (New York City) Lately, several high profile women business leaders have reemerged onto the political scene, bringing their charismatic personalities and knowledge of the economy to the campaign trail. Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett Packard, has become a familiar face on Sunday morning political talk shows as a surrogate for John [...]

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August 27th, 2008, 6:00 am

Ask-A-Recruiter: In Crisis Mode, You Still Need Career Planning

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart I just got laid off so I’ve been applying to as many jobs as I see posted or hear about, but none of them seem quite right. Can I afford to wait for the right opportunity? If waiting implies doing nothing until the exact dream job arises, then, no, [...]

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August 26th, 2008, 1:21 pm

Career Women: Their Own Worst Enemies?

By Zoe Cruz (New York City) A study published in “The Psychology of Sales Call Reluctance: Earning What You’re Worth in Sales” by Shannon L. Goodson, made news last week. Ms. Goodson, co-founder and president of Behavioral Sciences Research Press, is a specialist in visibility management. She compared nearly 11,500 professional women with about 16, [...]

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August 26th, 2008, 6:00 am

50 Best Law Firms for Women

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) When we think of the life of a lawyer in a big firm, we often think of the time commitment it takes to get to be partner. In the past, women attempting to balance life and work have been unceremoniously pushed off the equity partnership track. The times are [...]

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August 25th, 2008, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Kathy Robb, Partner, Hunton & Williams

by Erin Abrams (New York City) Kathy Robb, a partner in the New York office of the law firm Hunton & Williams, credits her success as an attorney in part to a willingness to embrace change and a passion for environmental issues. The Glass Hammer recently sat down with Kathy, whose practice focuses on energy, [...]

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August 24th, 2008, 9:55 am

TAWPI 2008 Forums & Expo

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The digital transformation in payments and forms processing is underway. TAWPI is right in the thick of things with a one-of-a-kind Forums & Expo to showcase ideas, technologies, tools and techniques in three key subject areas: Payments Automation, Distributed Capture, and Imaging & Forms Processing.

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August 22nd, 2008, 6:01 am

Passions: Women on Boards

by Nicki Gilmour (New York City) Every summer, the beaches of Long Island are filled with women and girls on surfboards. I am one of them. As far as I’m concerned, if the sun is shining, the ocean is clear and the waves are clean, the best board to be on is a surfboard. I [...]

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August 21st, 2008, 1:30 pm

The Gamma Woman: The New and Improved Box

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) Last week, Advertising Age held its annual Women to Watch Awards Luncheon, honoring thirty of “the most innovative, empowered and accomplished women in the world of media and marketing.” Hailing from industries as varied as energy, internet entertainment, professional sports and banking, among others, the honorees were given just [...]

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