Archive for March 2010

March 31st, 2010, 6:00 am

New Morgan Stanley Program Focuses on Diversity – Despite Tough Economic Climate

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) As we recently learned from the new Accenture study focusing on women leaders and resilience, despite a rough economic climate many companies are not only choosing to keep women’s initiatives and leadership programs, but in many cases they are expanding them and creating new ones altogether. In December of last […]

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March 30th, 2010, 6:00 am

Aspire: The Leadership Advantage

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) “This new century needs a new generation of leaders who are more transformational and embrace their feminine qualities,” says Dr Samantha Collins, Founder of Aspire, an executive coaching and leadership development consultancy that has recently released a report into successful leadership styles. “The old school style of many politicians and corporate […]

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March 29th, 2010, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Wanda Eriksen, Partner, Assurance, PricewaterhouseCoopersAG

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “I see myself riding a wave,” explained Wanda Eriksen, Assurance Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Zurich office and founder of its Women’s Initiative. “I think that I’m really part of the change. Looking back, I’m going to be in that group to really have more opportunity.” Eriksen sees a shift […]

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March 26th, 2010, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Betty Ross, Financial Advisor, Sapient Financial Group

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) After speaking to Betty Ross, you realize the power that comes with being honest and straightforward and that sometimes, a frank approach is the best approach. So let’s begin: What are the chances that a young black girl growing up in the segregated South during some of the region’s most […]

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March 25th, 2010, 1:30 pm

Measuring Up: Diversity Accountability Scores Big at Catalyst Awards Conference

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Metrics, metrics, metrics was the theme of this year’s Catalyst Awards Conference. Held yesterday in New York at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, the Conference honored award winners Campbell Soup, Deloitte, LLP, RBC, and Telstra Corporation Limited. Each of these companies demonstrated a passionate commitment toward promoting workplace gender diversity, […]

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March 25th, 2010, 6:00 am

You Can’t Be Serious? 6 Ways to Get Taken Seriously at Work

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) When a previous boss of mine told me I’d be a more significant player at work when I looked older, I almost rushed out and bought a twin set and pearls. But surely there are other ways to get taken seriously at work, aside from dying your hair grey and borrowing […]

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March 24th, 2010, 1:00 pm

PwC’s GLBT Diversity Initiative: “I am Open”

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) At PricewaterhouseCoopers, diversity means openness – about oneself and about accepting others’ differences. The company explains that “open working relationships are stronger and more productive.” Openness about difference allows colleagues greater opportunities to learn about one another, and find common ground. Jennifer Allyn, Managing Director, Office of Diversity, […]

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March 24th, 2010, 6:00 am

Ada Lovelace Day: Our Top Five Women in Technology and Science

By Elisabeth Grant (Washington, D.C.) Why so few? Why so few women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics? This is the question the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) sought to answer in a joint report they recently conducted and released. The report addressed a myriad of factors that […]

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March 23rd, 2010, 1:00 pm

New FWA Report: Optimistic Outlook Despite Discouraging Numbers

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “I think that the numbers pretty much speak for themselves,” said Ziporah Janowski, co-chair of the Financial Women’s Association of New York’s Corporate Governance Committee. “They’re discouraging.” The 2009 FWA100 Study:The Time Has Come, released last week, analyzes the presence of women at the highest levels of major […]

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March 23rd, 2010, 6:00 am

Women at the Top of Tech: Two New Reports Released by the Anita Borg Institute

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Two new reports published yesterday detail the challenges faced by women at the top of the tech industry, as well as practical steps to keep them there. The Anita Borg Institute, a non-profit organization working within the technology industry and academia to make the tech field more welcoming […]

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