Archive for July 2010

July 30th, 2010, 6:00 am

Take More (Calculated) Risks: Five Ways to Build Your Risk Instinct and Get Ahead

By Kate McClaskey (New York City) At The Glass Hammer’s recent panel on women in IT, several of the women spoke on the importance of taking calculated risks in order to get to the next level career-wise. But many women have a problem “sticking their neck out” and taking that big assignment. Why? Is it [...]

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July 29th, 2010, 6:00 am

Not Just Pajama Parties: Making Remote Working Work

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) “People would love to work in their pajamas, on their own schedule and get around the consistency of 9-5,” says James Sinclair, CEO of OnSite Consulting, a U.S. based consulting company that focuses on insolvency, distress, and concept repositioning, with a mission to help remote workers be more productive. “However, remote [...]

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July 28th, 2010, 1:00 pm

Five Financial Companies with Fantastic Diversity Initiatives

By Kate McClaskey (New York City) In a time when companies are rebuilding their business models to include a more diverse workforce, financial corporations are paying attention. Black Enterprise magazine recently released its list of the best companies for diversity, a list which consists of companies that the magazine believes have achieved a high level [...]

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July 28th, 2010, 6:00 am

Ask-A-Career-Coach: Increasing Career Confidence

Contributed by Caroline Ceniza-Levine of SixFigureStart™ Confidence attracts. I’m not talking about arrogance, which really bothered me when I was a recruiter and still bothers me (because who wants to deal with that!?). I’m talking about quiet confidence, poise, that “it” factor of believing in yourself and knowing you will get things done. Projecting confidence [...]

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July 27th, 2010, 6:00 am

Dual Career Couples – Tips for Making It Work

By Gigi DeVault (Munich) Have you seen Up in the Air? The camera cuts to the interior of a hotel bar. We see two women sitting over drinks. Worldly, successful, confident, Alex Goran has scooped up the pieces of the broken young Turk-ette, Natalie Keener, who has just received a “Dear Jane” text message from [...]

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July 26th, 2010, 12:30 pm

Voice of Experience: Annica Lindegren, Partner, White & Case

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) For Annica Lindegren, partner at White & Case and head of the firm’s bank finance practice in Germany, a keen focus on providing top service for her clients has been one key to her success – the other is finding a unique balance between her work life and [...]

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July 26th, 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. In the US, President Barack Obama signed into law the nation’s Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Bill: the most comprehensive overhaul of banking regulation since the 1930s. In Europe, the results of stress tests on Europe’s leading financial institutions showed that only seven of [...]

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July 23rd, 2010, 6:00 am

Brand Preservation: Five Critical Steps for Effective Crisis Communications

Contributed by Susan Stern, President, Stern + Associates Few companies or organizations will never face a serious and immediate challenge at some point during their history. How effectively and quickly the organization deals with the threat and communicates with the media, customers, employees and other key publics often determines how its products, services and corporate [...]

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July 22nd, 2010, 1:00 pm

Movers and Shakers: Rachel S. L. Minard, Partner and Managing Director, Optima Fund Management, LLC

By Gigi DeVault (Munich) When the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley opened in 1991, it marked the first time that five United States presidents had gathered in one place. This prestigious gathering of ribbon-cutters—Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, and Bush Sr. and their respective First Ladies—at the largest Presidential library in the nation, could [...]

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July 22nd, 2010, 6:00 am

Why Communicating CSR Efforts to Women Can Really Pay Off

By Andrea Newell (Grand Rapids, MI) Currently women make up about half the U.S. workforce, so more than ever before, retaining women in the workplace is an important issue. Many businesses offer work/life balance, flex time, and other family-friendly incentives to attract, inspire and keep female employees, but a recent survey shows another surprising way [...]

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