Archive for June 2009

June 30th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Financial Technology Industry Leaders Gather in New York for SIFMA

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) Investor transparency, risk management, increased regulation, and “do more with less”: those were the buzz words on everyone’s lips when top executive women and men in financial technology gathered at the SIFMA Technology Management Conference and Exhibit held June 23rd – 25th at the Hilton in Midtown New York. [...]

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June 30th, 2009, 6:00 am

LGBT in the Workplace: One Executive Woman’s Story

As women in the workplace trying to break the glass ceiling in Corporate America and professional services, we certainly have our challenges. But, imagine if, on top of those, you felt like your brain was out of sync with your body and you had to hide that fact from co-workers and friends. Today, as our [...]

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June 29th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Voice of Experience: Shannon Schuyler, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) While studying at the University of Michigan, Shannon Schuyler, Managing Director of Corporate Responsibility at PricewaterhouseCoopers, had hopes of one day becoming a sportscaster. She would never have predicted that she would end up spearheading the Corporate Responsibility (CR) effort for one of the world’s largest professional services firms.   [...]

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June 29th, 2009, 6:00 am

In Case You Missed It: Business 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 adviser rankings for M&A activity in the first [...]

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June 26th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Pride Month: Top 5 Ways NOT to Tell Your Co-Workers You are a Lesbian

You are a professional woman in finance, law, or business. You probably went to a great university, have paid your dues, and are making way up the career ladder as we speak. Yet, you feel incomplete. You are likely either: (a) a straight woman reading this thinking its hard to find a decent man to [...]

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June 26th, 2009, 6:00 am

Pride Month: Making it Easier for Professional Women to “Come Out” in Corporate America

Nancy, a manager of a creative group in a large financial company in the Fortune 500, was facing a dilemma that an estimated 21% of employees in the workplace also face. Soon after joining the company, she had to figure out how to “out” herself as a lesbian to her boss who had “no clue” [...]

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June 25th, 2009, 6:00 am

From Big to Boutique: The Changing Face of Investment Banking

by Liz O’Donnell (Boston) From UBS to Aladdin Capital; Merrill Lynch to Evercore Partners,  Lazard, and Greenhill; Morgan Stanley to Perella Weinberg - one-time Wall Streeters continue their defection from large investment banks to boutique banks following the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Boutique banks, which typically focus on smaller deals than the traditional big firms, garnered a lot [...]

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June 24th, 2009, 1:00 pm

New York vs. London: Which is the Best City for Executive Women?

By Marian Schembari (New York City) Both London and New York are, without question, bustling cultural centers with amazing diversity and a lack of cheap parking. And, because both are considered the world’s predominant financial centers, home to the largest corporations and professional service firms in the world, an epic battle continues to rage on [...]

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June 24th, 2009, 6:00 am

Ask-A-Recruiter: How Do Recruiters Search and Screen Resumes?

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart Last week I wrote about the two main factors that every resume needs – authenticity and specificity.  Specificity (i.e., tailoring a resume to the employer/ industry/ function you are targeting), is particularly important because it enables your resume to be found when recruiters search and noticed when recruiters screen.   [...]

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June 23rd, 2009, 1:00 pm

Being in the Right Room: Networking Professionally for Professional Women

by Elizabeth Harrin (London) “It’s not what you know, or who you know but who knows you,” advised Gwen Rhys to the business women and men in attendance at the Chartered Management Institute’s City Branch meeting in London last week.  “Today’s flatter, leaner structures mean it’s not about the number of people you command but the [...]

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