Archive for May 2009

May 29th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Surfrider

by Caroline Shannon (Dayton, Ohio) It’s uncommon for a C-Suite executive to hope for the demise of her company. Many of them are just praying they stay afloat. But when you are working to preserve the stunning waters and beaches that surround the world, coming to a time where your work is no longer needed [...]

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May 29th, 2009, 6:00 am

Volunteering with Bottomless Closet: Director at Moody’s Uses Financial Service Skills to Helps Working-Poor Women

by Elizabeth Harrin (London) “Four Bottomless Closet clients are now homeowners in the New York City area,” Tami Peter says proudly. For those of us who are homeowners, that doesn’t sound like much. But when you understand what Bottomless Closet does – and what Tami has invested to get those four women there – you [...]

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May 28th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Simmons Survey: Businesswomen Take Risks Too

Contributed by Michelle Fabio A recent survey of more than 650 managerial women by the Simmons School of Management in Boston has concluded that women business leaders are indeed risk takers, contrary to the common misconception that they are risk-averse; as a glaring example, according to the report, the current financial crisis is often characterized [...]

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May 28th, 2009, 6:00 am

Woman to Woman: Xerox names new female CEO

by Liz O’Donnell (Boston) On Thursday, May 21st, Xerox Corporation announced Ursula Burns, the current president of the company, will take over as CEO effective July 1 replacing current chief Anne Mulcahy. Mulcahy, who is retiring, will remain as chairman of the board. While Burns’ appointment may be business as usual inside Xerox, it is [...]

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May 27th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Team Building: Lessons from the Mountain

by Liz O’Donnell (Boston) What do mountain climbing and team building have in common? Plenty, according to Alison Levine. Levine is the founder and president of Daredevil Strategies™, a consulting firm specializing in leadership development, organizational effectiveness, and team dynamics. Her company is appropriately named. That’s because Levine is also a world-class mountaineer who has [...]

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May 27th, 2009, 6:00 am

The Trouble with Working Women

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) Based on the BBC2 documentary “The Trouble with Working Women,” which ran last week in the UK, it appears that the trouble with working women is, well, men. “Think manager, think male,” says Professor Ryan from Exeter University, as she stands in front of a board covers in statistics showing that [...]

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May 26th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Voice of Experience: Marlene Mitchell Gordon, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Burger King Corporation

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) Like many successful women, Marlene Mitchell Gordon, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Burger King Corporation has, struggled to find a proper work-life fit. “A few years ago, I was a total workaholic, and never made any time for myself. I began to feel the negative physical effects, [...]

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May 26th, 2009, 6:00 am

In Case You Missed It: News Round-up

Contributed by Martin Mitchell of the Corporate Training Group In case you were too busy to have kept up with all the news, contributor Martin Mitchell has gathered some important market events from last week to help you start this week well informed: Mergers and Acquisitions The Financial Times reflected on how the mergers and [...]

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May 25th, 2009, 6:00 am

Happy Memorial Day!

We at The Glass Hammer are taking a publishing holiday today to enjoy the first days of summer, BBQs, surf and sun. For those of you in the U.S., enjoy the holiday!

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May 22nd, 2009, 1:00 pm

Passions: Drag Racing

by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) There are those of us who like routine, enjoy the calm pace of our lives, and go to great lengths to stay out of harm’s way. Kim Murphy is not one of those people. Murphy loves her job as Vice President of Employee Benefits at InfoCision, a leading provider of [...]

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