Archive for December 2008

December 31st, 2008, 1:00 pm

Happy New Year from The Glass Hammer

On behalf of everyone here at The Glass Hammer, I’d like to take this opportunity to once again thank our readers, contributors and sponsors alike for a fabulous year. We wish you and yours a prosperous, peaceful, and productive 2009! Pamela Weinsaft Managing Editor

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December 31st, 2008, 6:00 am

New Year’s Resolutions at Work

By Liz O’Donnell (Boston) As we head into a new year with a new administration, hopes run high for progress and change. Tempering those feelings, however, is the worst economy many of us have ever experienced. With these historic factors at work, many women executives are setting very specific goals for their 2009 New Year’s […]

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December 30th, 2008, 1:41 pm

A Working Mom’s Story

By Sophie Fletcher (Chicago) As Jenna Porter drops her four-month old son, Milo, off at the McGaw YMCA in Evanston, she thinks to herself how much easier it is to say goodbye to this son compared to her 12 year old; he is still too young to hang on her leg and ask, ‘Mommy, do […]

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December 30th, 2008, 7:00 am

Generation Y Redefining Work/Life Balance, Even in the Legal Industry

by Anna T. Collins, Esquire (Portland, Maine) Today’s workplace is a multi-generation melting pot. While Generation Xers step into positions formerly held by Baby Boomers, members of the Millennial generation, also called Generation Y, are filling entry-level positions while also competing for more coveted opportunities. The entrance of the Millennials is infusing a new perspective […]

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December 29th, 2008, 1:15 pm

Women in the City Winner: Carol Bell, Senior Project Manager, Robinson Low Francis LLP

by Elizabeth Harrin (London) Carol Bell holds a string of accolades for her work as a project manager on major construction projects including most recently becoming the first winner of the Property category in the Women in the City Awards. Construction isn’t necessarily the first choice for women in project management, but the challenges and […]

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December 29th, 2008, 6:00 am

Women in the City Award Winner: Amanda Blanc, Chief Executive of Towergate Retail Division, Towergate Partnership Limited

by Elizabeth Harrin (London) Amanda Blanc chose insurance from the start. After leaving university in 1989 she joined the Commercial Union graduate training scheme. Since then she’s become Chief Executive of Towergate Retail Division at Towergate Partnership Limited, Europe’s largest independently owned insurance intermediary.

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December 25th, 2008, 6:20 pm

The Breast Cancer Care Carol Service by Candlelight

The Breast Cancer Care Carol Service by Candlelight is a truly magical event and the highlight of our Christmas festivities. The evening is held at St Paul’s, a beautiful Victorian church in Knightsbridge which looks picture perfect lit by hundreds of candles. Guests are invited to join us, our celebrity readers and both adult and […]

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December 22nd, 2008, 6:30 am

Happy Holidays from

by Nicki Gilmour

We are taking a vacation this week and not publishing. (Since we talk a lot about work- life balance here, we decided to practice what we preach and take some time with friends and family.) It’s been a tumultuous year for most people and, since August, the financial markets have gone from the sublime to […]

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December 19th, 2008, 6:00 am

Young Philanthropic Professionals

By Liz O’Donnell (Boston) Alison Devenny, a twenty-three year old Trust Manager for Deutsche Bank in New York, works in a demanding, high pressure field. Yet she still makes time to serve as the President of the Junior Advisory Committee of the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA). Devenney is part of a growing trend of […]

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December 19th, 2008, 1:00 am

SixFigureStart is hosting a Free* Coaching Teleclass

How to Effectively Handle a Job Layoff & Move Forward SixFigureStart co-founders Connie Thanasoulis and Caroline Ceniza-Levine will co-lead: • If You’ve Been Laid Off, What To Do Next • If You Haven’t Been Laid Off, How To Recession-Proof Your Current Job Dial-in: 712 775 7100 Participant code: 151675# (you must hit the pound key) […]

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