Archive for September 2008

September 30th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Facebook Friends: Should You Add your Workmates?

by Elizabeth Harrin (London) Social networking is big business: Facebook, Bebo, MySpace, Twitter, Viadeo – there are plenty of sites waiting for you to upload your photos and tell all about your escapades on a Friday night. But how do you separate work life from personal life, especially when you do socialise with work colleagues [...]

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September 30th, 2008, 6:00 am

Coming Full Circle at PricewaterhouseCoopers

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) According to the groundbreaking 2005 article, Off Ramps and On Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success, authored by Sylvia Ann Hewlett of the Center for Work-Life Policy, nearly four in ten highly qualified women report that they have left work voluntarily at some point in their [...]

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September 29th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Tentative Deal on Financial Bailout Package

by Erin Abrams (New York City) Over the weekend, both Democratic and Republican members of Congress worked in overdrive to try to hammer out the details of the $700 billion bailout plan for America’s beleaguered financial institutions. Late on Sunday night, lawmakers in both Houses and the White House reached a deal.

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September 29th, 2008, 6:00 am

Voices of Experience: Alice Wang, Managing Director, Global Credit Markets, J.P. Morgan

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) “Nothing is impossible – there is always a solution,” advised Alice Wang, Managing Director of Global Credit Markets when interviewed by The Glass Hammer. In 23 years with J.P. Morgan, Ms. Wang has seen the company and the industry change dramatically. She started her career in investment banking after [...]

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September 26th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Intrepid Women: Ice Dreams

by Kate St. Vincent Vogl (New York City) Walking pneumonia would not keep Christin Walth from attending her business meeting. She was Microsoft’s representative to the Bluetooth team, and she could and would pull her weight for that lineup of seven industry leaders now that she wasn’t contagious. The conference had started two days before, [...]

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September 26th, 2008, 6:00 am

When Women Move Forward, the World Moves With Them

by Rebecca Staffend (New York City) This is the philosophy of the Centre for Development and Population Activities (CEDPA), an international organization working to improve the lives of women and girls in developing countries. Now in its thirtieth year, CEDPA’s Global Women in Management Program cultivates the executive skills of professional, mid-career women in developing [...]

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September 25th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Movers and Shakers: Internet and Retail

by Sima Matthes (New York City) When you think cutting edge, you think Silicon Valley. Within the Valley, there’s a smaller community of internet companies, and, regrettably, these companies can hardly be called cutting–or leading–edge on gender equity. So why the dearth of women? Quoted in a 2007 article in the Guardian UK, Jenny Slade, [...]

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September 25th, 2008, 6:00 am

Crisis on Wall Street – The Investment Banking Giants Are No More

by Erin Abrams (New York City) This Glass Hammer financial reporter went on vacation last week, and returned to find the financial landscape in New York utterly transformed into something practically unrecognizable. Walking down Wall Street this morning, I felt like an astronaut doing a moon landing. Sure, the buildings physically looked the same, but [...]

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September 24th, 2008, 1:00 pm

The Seven Biggest Opportunity Blockers in Career Development

Contributed by Ari L. Kaplan, Esq. Just as superheroes have their arch enemies, opportunity makers have their career blockers. Individuals motivated by possibility and inspired by their peers can be stifled in their efforts, whether they are related to business or career development, by a few key characteristics that have varying degrees of influence. Purge [...]

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September 24th, 2008, 6:00 am

Ask-A-Recruiter: What happens to job offers after an acquisition?

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart I accepted a job at a company where I was supposed to start next June. Now this company is being acquired and they have not said definitely what is happening to the offers they extended. How long do I wait for them to get back to me? Can I [...]

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