Archive for July 2009

July 31st, 2009, 1:00 pm

Passions: One Female Executive’s Double Life as a Monarch Maniac

by Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles)   Much like the Monarch butterflies she loves so dearly, Monika Maeckle, vice president of new media at a large media company, has a personal journey spans many different regions. Her parents are German immigrants, who, like so many others, came to this country in search of a better life. [...]

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July 31st, 2009, 6:00 am

Queen of the City says a large Bah! to Age Discrimination

One doesn’t get to be a queen at too young an age these days (except for the exquisite Rania of Jordan, who is the beautiful exception that proves this august rule). So, as your eyes and ears in London’s Square Mile, I find my regal self clocking up my working decades and wondering just why [...]

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July 30th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Conference Focuses Spotlight on Challenges & Successes for Multicultural Women in Corporate America

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) In New York City last week, Working Mother Media hosted its annual Multicultural Women’s National Conference and Gala Awards Luncheon to honor 20 companies, including PwC, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Citi, and American Express, as being the best companies for multicultural women.  The event, which took place over two jam-packed [...]

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July 30th, 2009, 6:00 am

Playing the Corporate Chess Game: Mastering Strategies for Career Success

Contributed by Jessica Faye Carter Success strategies in the corporate world bear a surprising resemblance to those employed in the game of chess. There’s a reason for this: corporate contexts and chess share certain commonalities.  Both are games of strategy and patience, of mental dexterity over physical strength, and combine offensive and defensive measures to [...]

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July 29th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Four Tips for Becoming a Visionary in Challenging Times

Contributed by Jo Miller, CEO, Women’s Leadership Coaching During a recent women’s leadership webinar, I asked Krista Thomas, Vice President, Marketing and Communications for The Calais Initiative at Thomson Reuters, how a person should determine what their organization needs in these challenging economic times.  In addition to answering the question, she addressed a more intriguing [...]

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July 29th, 2009, 6:06 am

Ask-A-Career-Coach: How Do You Maintain Career Momentum?

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart A lot of jobseekers get caught up following one lead at a time.  Then, if that lead doesn’t work out, their job search starts from the very beginning all over again.  For employed jobseekers, this same phenomenon is present with people who focus solely on their current role without [...]

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July 28th, 2009, 6:00 am

Law Firm Gender Diversity Efforts Not Enough to Ensure Meaningful Inclusion of Women of Color

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) As we’ve previously reported, women in law firms have traditionally lacked the advancement opportunities their male counterparts enjoy due to inadequate access to plum assignments, a dearth of sponsors and mentors, and competing demands of work and family life.  In recent years, progressive firms have taken an aggressive stance, [...]

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July 27th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Voice of Experience: Lynne Doughtie, National Managing Partner for Advisory Services, KPMG

As part of our ongoing Voices of Experience series, Managing Editor Pamela Weinsaft spoke with this executive woman from the Big Four about her surprising career path, her most important mentor, and the challenges of balancing work and life Lynne Doughtie, KPMG’s National Managing Partner for Advisory Services, had one goal when she entered the firm upon graduating with [...]

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July 27th, 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: Economic Backdrop Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke made his biannual [...]

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July 24th, 2009, 6:00 am

Queen of the City: The Equality Bill as the Bright Spot (Other Than the Weather) Amidst all the Doom and Gloom

We’re basking in a sporadic heat-wave in the Square Mile as I type. It’s OK for the ladies of the City when the sun blazes, but those poor deluded men have to self-strangle with suits and neckties on some of the hottest days of the year. You have to pity them. Yeah, we used to [...]

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