Archive for November 2008

November 28th, 2008, 9:13 am

Feeding the Homeless on Thanksgiving In NYC

by Nicki Gilmour (New York City) As a Brit with 5 years under my belt as a New Yorker, I am still getting used to the Thanksgiving extravaganza here in US, which, for those of you who don’t know, is a bit like Christmas in the UK but a month early with no gifts, and [...]

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November 27th, 2008, 6:00 am

Top Ten Things for Which We Are Grateful

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) The cubicles and corner offices in the U.S. are empty today, as people take the day to eat turkey and cranberry sauce (and pumpkin pie – yum!) with their families, while giving thanks for all the good things in their lives. We know that 2008 has not been the [...]

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November 26th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Women Who Make It Work: The Secrets of Success for Female Leaders

Contributed by Alison Maitland, journalist and co-author of “Why Women Mean Business“ Amid the mass job cuts and wall-to-wall gloom, it’s a welcome relief to hear some positive stories about successful women. Typically, such stories take the form of interviews with CEOs or entrepreneurs whose careers may or may not resonate with other ambitious women. [...]

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November 26th, 2008, 6:00 am

Ask-A-Recruiter: Keep Your Lunch Dates

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart Given the bad market, I feel like I should be taking shorter lunches and less personal time. Do employers even notice that type of sacrifice? If employers notice, are these the ones you want? Seriously though, I once made a lunch date with a colleague who like myself is [...]

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November 25th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Top 50 Women to Watch

by Ellen Armstrong (New York City) These days, we look for the bright spots in finance and the economy anywhere we can find them. Fortunately, in the case of the Wall Street Journal’s 50 Women to Watch, there are plenty of bright stars on whom we can focus our attention. First on the list is [...]

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November 25th, 2008, 6:00 am

Staying Power

By Paige Churchman (New York City) There are plenty of stories and statistics about the women who leave high-powered careers, but The Glass Hammer decided to look at the other side of the picture—who’s staying in the game, how do they do it and why? We talked to four women to find out what keeps [...]

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November 24th, 2008, 1:00 pm

Voice of Experience: Laura Palomino de Forbes, Director and Head of Business Development, DIAM International

By Pirkko Juntunen (London) It is difficult not to fall quickly into clichés such as ‘superwoman’ when describing Laura Palomino de Forbes. In her mid-thirties, married and a mother to a 15-month old daughter, Palomino de Forbes heads up DIAM International’s business development and client services efforts in the EMEA Region from her London office. [...]

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November 24th, 2008, 6:00 am

In Case You Missed It: Weekend Round-up

Contributed by Martin Mitchell of the Corporate Training Group In case you were too busy enjoying your weekend to have kept up with the news, contributor Martin Mitchell has been kind enough to gather some important market events from this past weekend (and week) so that you can start this week well informed: Saturday, November [...]

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November 21st, 2008, 1:04 pm

Women’s Leadership Exchange East Coast Summit

by Zoe Cruz (New York City) “One would think that in this time of stresses, the little things wouldn’t bother us too much. But they do.” So said by Mimi Donaldson, empowerment expert and co-author of Bless Your Stress, as she began her workshop entitled “Tactics to Triumph In Tough Times”. The workshop was one [...]

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November 21st, 2008, 6:00 am

Sustainability – The Best Defense Against Recession

Contributed by Kevin Wilhelm, CEO of Sustainable Business Consulting In these uncertain economic times, companies often gravitate towards budget cuts, scaling back sustainability or “green” programs on the mistaken belief that such programs take away from the bottom-line. In reality, this thinking is the exact opposite of what business leaders need to do. Sustainability may [...]

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