Archive for September 2009

September 30th, 2009, 11:00 am

Voice of Experience: Mareile Cusack, General Counsel, Ariel Investments

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) “Change awakens the stranger in you. When you are faced with a different situation, that’s when you find your strength and are able to grow and become a better person,” said Mareile Cusack, General Counsel at Chicago investment firm, Ariel Investments. That’s the voice of experience talking. Cusack was [...]

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September 30th, 2009, 6:00 am

Ask-A-Career Coach: How To Handle The First Days On The Job

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart I am starting a bigger role in a new company. How do I handle messaging, managing my team and the first days on the job in general? Congratulations on the new role! Even more congratulations are due for recognizing that getting the job is just the first step. Any [...]

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September 29th, 2009, 6:00 am

FN100 List: Where are the women?

By Liz O’Donnell (Boston) If you’re paying attention, then you know that women are good for business. Even outside of women-focused news outlets like ours, people are finally talking about the positive link between women in leadership and bottom line results. Just last week, the Clinton Global Initiative held a programming track at its annual [...]

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September 28th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Voice of Experience: Cynthia Steer, Chief Research Strategist and the Head of Beta Research Group, Rogerscasey

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) A former competitive figure skater, swimmer, and track and field star, Cynthia Steer knows about self-discipline and drive. She relies on those traits daily as the Chief Research Strategist and the head of Beta Research Group at global investment solutions firm Rogerscasey. “I was an athlete at a time [...]

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September 28th, 2009, 6:00 am

In Case You Missed It: Business News Round-up

Contributed by Martin Mitchell of the Corporate Training Group. The E.U. unveiled new rules to create a new Eurpoean Systematic Risk Board. The pound fell to a low of £0.9078 against the euro, its weakest level since April. Goldman Sachs tops Dealogic’s third quarter M&A list. These are but a few highlights of important market [...]

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September 25th, 2009, 6:00 am

The White House Project: Promoting Women Leaders in the Public and Private Sectors

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) “When we started there was absolutely no attention paid to how stuck women’s leadership was in the US,” says Marie Wilson, founder and President of The White House Project.  That was 1998. Today, she says, “people actually care about women’s leadership.” The White House Project aims to advance women’s leadership in [...]

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September 24th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Five Tips to Help You Become a Transparent Leader

Contributed by Colleen J. Payne-Nabors of www.colleenjpayne.com. Leadership is neither an art nor a science, rather a combination of both. It is an art form because it must continually change and evolve, requiring energy and creativity. And it is a science because there are certain essential principles and techniques required to become a good leader. [...]

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September 24th, 2009, 6:00 am

The MOVE Project: Top Accounting Firms Trying to Find Out Why Women Leave the Industry

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) According to Joanne Cleaver, the founder of Wilson-Taylor Associates, there’s a pattern for women in public accounting: they love it, but leave it. There are many theories as to why, but Cleaver, a research project manager and business journalist, has partnered up with the American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) [...]

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September 23rd, 2009, 1:00 pm

Ask-A-Career Coach: When Is The Best Time To Start A Job Search

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart. I am securely employed at a premier management consulting firm. I know that I want to relocate sometime next year but I can take my time. Now that the market is picking up, is it better to start now, or do I wait in January? When does most hiring take [...]

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September 23rd, 2009, 6:00 am

Goldman Sachs Returnship (SM) Program Helps Top Women On-Ramp Into Finance

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) On September 15, 2008, 11 women walked through the doors of the Goldman Sachs office in Manhattan. Some had decades of experience in finance; others had substantial careers in law, technology, operations and accounting. All had voluntarily taken a hiatus from the workforce—from two years to two decades—and were [...]

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