Archive for April 2010

April 30th, 2010, 6:00 am

The Ten Best Accounting Firms for Women

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) According to the annual Accounting MOVE Project, created by the American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) along with Joanne Cleaver, president and founder of the research firm Wilson-Taylor Associates, women account for over half (51.4 percent) of all accounting firm employees, yet, they rarely make it “to the top rank […]

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April 29th, 2010, 6:00 am

The Changing Role of Finance: Business Partnering

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) A new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers shows that finance functions are moving away from being transactional centres and becoming key strategic business partners, assisting with decision making. Nearly two thirds of participants in PwC’s benchmarking work said that their finance function primarily acts as a support group for the CEO and the […]

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April 28th, 2010, 1:00 pm

Advancing Women of Color: The NCRW’s Corporate Leadership Summit

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “If gender diversity, cultural and economic diversity is so important to cultural change, then why is there such a paucity of women and women of color in leadership?” asked Linda Basch, President of the National Council for Research on Women. Basch, speaking at yesterday’s opening panel for the […]

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April 28th, 2010, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Ann McCarthy, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Western Union

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) In the 1960’s, Detroit, MI was an interesting place to live. It was during this time that Motown Records emerged, forever tying the city to the soulful sounds of Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and Smoky Robinson – just to name a few. There was also the […]

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April 27th, 2010, 1:00 pm

Honoring Successful Women, Mentors, and Mentees: The FWA’s Annual Women of the Year Awards

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Last night, the Financial Women’s Association held its Annual Dinner and Women of the Year Awards at the Grand Hyatt New York. Each year the FWA honors an outstanding woman in the private and public sectors. This year’s private sector honoree was Karen Peetz, CEO, Financial Markets and […]

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April 27th, 2010, 6:00 am

Developing Future Leaders: The Importance of Succession Planning

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) The number of managers available to step into leadership roles will drop dramatically in the coming years, according to a recent study by Egon Zehnder International. The average company will be left with just half the talent it needs by 2015. Why? Demographics – there just aren’t that many people around […]

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April 26th, 2010, 1:00 pm

In Case You Missed It: Business News Round-up

Contributed by Beth Collinge of CTG – a division of ILX Group plc. US stocks moved to fresh 19-month highs. The euro fell to a one-year low against the dollar and a three-month low against the pound. George Papandreou, Greece’s prime minister, has made a formal request for the proposed European Union-IMF emergency loan package […]

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April 26th, 2010, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Niloufar Molavi, Tax Partner and U.S. Chief Diversity Officer, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Taking risks is not the way I looked at things. I thought of them as opportunities,” explains Niloufar Molavi, PricewaterhouseCoopers‘ Chief Diversity Officer, when describing her career progression. “You have to be willing to step outside your comfort zone.” Having worked for PwC for nearly 20 years, Molavi […]

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April 23rd, 2010, 6:00 am

The Busy Women’s Guide to Mobile Banking

Contributed by Arah Erickson, head of Wells Fargo Retail Mobile Banking, a service that launched in 2007. As all busy women know, time has become the most valuable commodity in our lives, more cherished than that corner office or, in some cases, extra vacation days. And, we are constantly trying to find ways to “multi-task” […]

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April 22nd, 2010, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Melody Rollins, Executive Vice President and Client Servicing Account Manager, PIMCO

By Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) “People chase money or what sounds like a good job. They should be focusing on what their genius is,” said Melody Rollins, an executive vice president and client services account manager in PIMCO’s New York office. Rollins, a native Northern Californian, went to Georgetown University with the intention to […]

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