Archive for February 2010

February 26th, 2010, 6:00 am

On Your Bookshelf: Glass Ceilings & 100-Hour Couples

By Andrea Newell (Grand Rapids, Michigan) If you are a professional woman with children, you have faced the decision about whether to keep working or stay at home. No matter which route you chose to take, most likely the bulk of household responsibilities still fall on your shoulders, and you have begun the inevitable balancing [...]

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February 25th, 2010, 1:00 pm

New Catalyst Report: Senior Women 3 Times More Likely to Lose Job than Senior Men

By Elisabeth Grant (Washington, D.C.) Everyone has been hit by the current state of the economy, but are women in senior leadership positions being hit harder? A new Catalyst report says yes, three times harder. The report, titled “Opportunity or Setback? High Potential Women and Men During Economic Crisis,” showed a striking difference for women [...]

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February 25th, 2010, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Robin Ross, Managing Director, Interest Rate Products, CME Group

By Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) “As soon as I walked onto the trading floor they had me hook, line and sinker,” said Robin Ross, Managing Director of Interest Rate products at CME Group. “You could almost taste what was going on in the markets.” Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Ross learned about Municipal Bonds from her [...]

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February 24th, 2010, 6:00 am

Ask-A-Career Coach: Getting Back Into the Career Game

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart™ In the past three weeks, I’ve had three questions about career re-entry: I had a high-level sales job but took seven years off to focus on family. I’ve done some non-profit volunteer work. How do I get back to for-profit and paid? I sold my company and have been [...]

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February 23rd, 2010, 1:00 pm

Cautious Optimism at the FWA’s Economic Forum II: The American Worker

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Last night the Financial Women’s Association of New York held the second of its Economic Panel series: The American Worker. Moderated by Patti Domm, Executive News Editor of CNBC, Panelists included Richard B. Hoey, Chief Economist at BNY Mellon and The Dreyfus Corporation, Joseph A. LaVorgna, Managing Director [...]

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February 23rd, 2010, 6:00 am

Do Millennial Women Truly Have It All?

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) It seems as if young working women not only feel as if they can have it all, but a shockingly high percentage reports that they do have it all. According to recent research by Accenture, young professional women ages 22-35 – otherwise known as “millennial women” – believe they will [...]

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February 22nd, 2010, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Diane Garnick, Investment Strategist, Invesco

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) Called the “Princess of Perseverance” by many who know her, Diane Garnick brings her positive attitude to everything she does. “When people ask me what I am doing right now,” says Invesco‘s Investment Strategist, “I tell them I am in wild pursuit of lifelong dream to provide financial security [...]

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February 19th, 2010, 6:00 am

Microfinance in Haiti – One Woman’s Story

Contributed by Heather Balke In March 2009, I boarded a plane destined for Port-au-Prince, Haiti. I wasn’t sure what was ahead, but I knew it was going to be a learning opportunity and an adventure. A month earlier I signed up to go to Haiti on a microfinance delegation with Fonkoze USA, to see first-hand [...]

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February 18th, 2010, 1:00 pm

Is There a Woman in the House?

By Cleo Thompson (London), founder of The Gender Blog Lee Chalmers is a woman on a mission – and that mission is to transform the face of leadership and, more crucially, to change what gets recognised as leadership – in both business and British politics. London based, she runs an executive coaching business Authentic Living, [...]

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February 18th, 2010, 6:00 am

Women and the Boardroom: Practice effective networking at all levels of your career to be on track for the boardroom

By Nicki Gilmour, Founder and CEO of theglasshammer.com We know that boards have not been historically women-friendly and the numbers of women on corporate boards are still incredibility low despite the strong correlation between diversity of thought and company performance. Specifically, when there is a critical mass of women board members (which is quoted as [...]

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