Archive for June 2010

June 30th, 2010, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Susan Siegmund, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) In honor of Pride Month, The Glass Hammer is featuring an interview with PwC’s Susan Siegmund, the first female partner to sit on the firm’s GLBT Advisory Board. Siegmund’s personal story illustrates the value of GLBT support in the workplace. Susan Siegmund is a Fort Worth, Texas, based [...]

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June 29th, 2010, 1:00 pm

Getting Out of the Gender Ghetto

By Cleo Thompson (London), Founder of The Gender Blog “It’s time to get serious about sex”, declared Avivah Wittenberg-Cox in 2008, at the NYC launch of her book, Why Women Mean Business. Co-authored with Financial Times contributor Alison Maitland, the book took the economic arguments for gender change to the heart of the corporate world [...]

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June 29th, 2010, 6:00 am

Women’s Financial Confidence Rising, Finds Citi’s Women & Co. Research

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Women’s one-word association with wealth is security,” said Linda Descano, President and COO at Women & Co., a division of Citi. Recently, Women & Co. released the results of its national survey on women and personal finance, which measured women’s attitudes toward money and financial decision-making following the [...]

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June 28th, 2010, 12:30 pm

Voice of Experience: Avis Yates Rivers, CEO, Technology Concepts Group International

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Avis Yates Rivers, CEO of Technology Concepts Group International, has spent her career in the technology sector – and after 25 years running successful companies, she says one of the most important things she’s learned is “put the right people in the right seats.” Staying ahead of shifting [...]

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June 28th, 2010, 8:00 am

In Case You Missed It: Business News Round-Up

Contributed by Beth Collinge of CTG – a division of ILX Group plc. Financial markets fell this week. In the US, the Fed froze rates on Wednesday and financial reform legislation was passed Thursday. The UK will introduce a levy on banks, which is expected to raise £2bn a year. This weekend China ended the [...]

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June 25th, 2010, 6:00 am

Tips for Re-Entering the Job Market – Get that Senior Level Job Back

By Esther Hanscom, Hanscom Consulting (New York City) Last month, the New York Times published an article entitled “In Job Market Shift, Some Workers Left Behind.” Catherine Rampell reported that for the last two years, the weak economy has created an opportunity for employers to do what they would have done anyway: dismiss millions of [...]

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June 24th, 2010, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Laura Herman, Managing Director, FSG Social Impact Advisors

By Andrea Newell (Grand Rapids, Michigan) At age 14, Laura Herman spent the summer on the north coast of Spain with a host family. It was her first taste of independence, immersion into another culture and glimpse of a society affected by political unrest. Once back in the quiet Boston suburb where she grew up, [...]

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June 23rd, 2010, 6:00 am

Seven Expert Presentation Tips for Women Climbing the Ladder

Contributed by Kristin Arnold, Author and Professional Speaker Giving a presentation is one of the most stressful responsibilities you have in the workplace, especially if you do not give speeches routinely. However, women who have broken the glass ceiling know how to engage and involve their audiences during every presentation. Sure, they get nervous (we [...]

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June 22nd, 2010, 6:00 am

Back to Work Wisdom: New Directions

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) As the definition for work-life balance continues to evolve, more and more people are choosing to take a “career break” to concentrate on family and personal priorities. This trend has created a new area of focus for employers: how do companies address the gap in experience and the [...]

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June 21st, 2010, 12:30 pm

Voice of Experience: Wendy Stops, Global Managing Director, Quality & Client Satisfaction – Technology, Accenture

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Wendy Stops is a panelist at our upcoming event “Women in IT: Staying Technical and Getting to the Top.” We still have a few tickets left – to register, click here: http://www.theglasshammer.com/events/ “I guess it’s the individual, smaller things that inspire me. When I see very confident, articulate [...]

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