Archive for May 2010

May 31st, 2010, 6:00 am

Happy Memorial Day

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) In honor of Memorial Day, The Glass Hammer is taking the day off – and hopefully, you are too! If you have some time to spare today, why not catch up on a few of our recent popular stories? Voice of Experience: Anne Weisberg, Director, Talent, Deloitte Three […]

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May 28th, 2010, 6:00 am

Hit the Hardest by the Recession, Female Baby Boomers Make Transitions

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Many have been hit hard by the recession, but according to the United States Department of Labor, perhaps no one more so than women of the baby-boom generation. According to the Department of Labor, the number of women ages 45 to 64 who are long-term unemployed (out of work for […]

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May 27th, 2010, 1:00 pm

Why We’re Not There Yet: Changing the Leadership System

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) On paper, began Linda Basch, President of the National Council for Research on Women, the numbers look good. Women earn 57% of Bachelor’s degrees, and a larger percentage of Master’s degrees. One third of business owners are women – the fastest growing group of business owners, in fact. […]

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May 27th, 2010, 6:00 am

Women in Technology: Staying Technical and the Importance of Being an Expert

By Nicki Gilmour, Founder and CEO of This is the second article in this series, investigating why staying technical is important on the path to promotion – either as an executive or an eventual board member. Don’t forget to register for our upcoming panel discussion and networking event for women in technology on July […]

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May 26th, 2010, 6:00 am

How You Can Overcome the Top Barriers Keeping Women from Advancing

Contributed by Jane C. Woods, a personal development specialist When I was employed in a management role, I coached and mentored many young women coming through my organisation. I’m now a professional coach working with senior and executive women. The questions and issues have not changed significantly over the years, although of course, everyone is […]

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May 25th, 2010, 1:00 pm

Just Don’t Call Them Gender Targets: The Need to Move Diversity Hiring into the Open

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Finding a U.S.-based company willing to go on the record and discuss their efforts to recruit, hire, and advance women is an easy task – if the phrase “diversity effort” is used. Getting the same company to discuss “gender targets” is impossible; they have no such practice in place. Or […]

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May 25th, 2010, 6:00 am

How to Manage Your Maternity in the Workplace: Taking Control of Your Career Before and After Maternity Leave

Contributed by Chris Parke, MD of Talking Talent, an expert on workplace maternity issues. We often hear about women struggling to maintain the momentum of their careers through parenthood. The transition through maternity and the return to work can be fraught with anxieties and a feeling of not being in control. A successful maternity or […]

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May 24th, 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. After hitting a 4-year low against the US dollar last week, the Euro rallied to above $1.26 on Friday. Equities also sold off across the board, while US and German government bonds enjoyed strong gains. Santander is in talks about merging its […]

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May 24th, 2010, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Simela Karasavidis, Partner, White and Case

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) “Since I was twelve I wanted to live and work abroad,” said Simela Karasavidis in a softly-spoken Australian accent. Karasavidis, a Partner in the Energy, Infrastructure and Project Finance Practice at global law firm White & Case LLP, holds two Bachelor degrees in law and economics, as well as a Masters […]

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May 21st, 2010, 6:00 am

Telling Amy’s Story: A Call to Action

By Elisabeth Grant (Washington, D.C.) On November 8, 2001, Amy Homan McGee, Verizon Wireless employee and mother of two, was shot and killed by her husband Vincent McGee in their home in Pennsylvania. Vincent McGee was convicted of the murder and is now serving a life sentence in prison. This was not an isolated moment […]

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