Archive for November 2009

November 30th, 2009, 11:00 am

Voice of Experience: Vanna Krantz, Chief Financial Officer for the Media Division of Thomson Reuters

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) Vanna Krantz grew up on Ottawa, Canada. As a child of Indian parents “who would prefer their children to become doctors, lawyers or accountants,” Krantz said she was “probably brainwashed at very young age that college was extremely important and a formal education was an absolutely necessity.” Armed with [...]

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November 30th, 2009, 6:00 am

In Case You Missed It: Business News Round-up

Contributed by Martin Mitchell of the Corporate Training Group. The U.K. revised initial figures for the third quarter from a gross domestic product fall of 0.4% to a fall of 0.3%. Cadbury may receive an offer from Hershey. China issued its first 50 year government bond. These are but a few highlights of important market [...]

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November 26th, 2009, 9:24 am

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s that time again – the time of year where people in the United States get together with family and friends to feast on turkey and all the trimmings and talk of all things for which they are grateful.  We want you to know that we are grateful to you members of The Glass Hammer for sticking with [...]

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November 25th, 2009, 6:00 am

Avenues to Advancement: Ms. JD’s 3rd Annual Women in Law Conference

By Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) “Roll up your sleeves!” This is the advice Karen Lockwood, of the Lockwood Group, told the audience at Northwestern University at Ms. JD’s 3rd Annual Women in Law Conference on Friday, November 20th. “Exposing your wrist bone,” she explained, “exudes confidence and makes you look taller.“ The advice was symbolic as [...]

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November 24th, 2009, 1:00 pm

National Association of Women Lawyers’ Fourth Annual National Survey On Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) The National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL) recently released their Report of The Fourth Annual National Survey On Retention and Promotion of Women in Law Firms. The survey program, which began in 2006, is, according to the report, “the only national study that annually tracks the professional progress of [...]

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November 24th, 2009, 6:00 am

Mind the Gap: How to Increase Your Salary

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) If you’ve been following the release of various studies into the gender pay gap, you might be wondering what you can personally do to increase your chances of not falling into the chasm between men and women’s pay. In this difficult economic climate – although there are some small signs that [...]

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November 23rd, 2009, 11:00 am

Voice of Experience: Lisa Cregan, UBS, Dallas Complex Director and Director of Women’s Development Wealth Management Advisory Group

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) It’s the rare 13-year-old who can clearly set the course for the rest of her life; indeed, it’s the rare 13- year-old who knows from moment to moment what she wants from that day. So when Lisa Cregan—all of 13 years old—told a local newspaper reporter “I want to [...]

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November 23rd, 2009, 6:00 am

In Case You Missed It: Business News Round-up

Contributed by Martin Mitchell of the Corporate Training Group. The dollar fell to its lowest level since August 2008. The British economy may be out of recession already. Goldman Sachs has apologised for its role in the financial crisis. And Bernie Madoff’s vintage 18-carat gold Rolex Monoblocco watch fetched $65,000 at auction. These are but [...]

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November 20th, 2009, 6:00 am

Thriving with Breast Cancer

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) “Thank god for hot flashes,” said Kim Michel, owner of Michel Financial Services firm in Los Angeles, “They very likely saved my life.” Last year, just as Michel turned fifty, she began to be troubled by those telltale signs of menopause, and went to consult with a doctor about [...]

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November 19th, 2009, 1:00 pm

The Shape of Things to Come: The FWA’s Economic Forum Inaugural Event

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Most of the conferences I attend are 90 to 95 percent men,” said panelist Beth Ann Bovino, Senior Economist at Standard & Poor’s, to the audience of over a hundred women (and a few men) at the Financial Women’s Association Economic Forum, held on November 16th in New [...]

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