Archive for August 2010

August 31st, 2010, 6:00 am

Engaging Men in Culture Change: “Would You Want Your Daughter to Work Here?”

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) A few months ago Deloitte’s Ann Weisberg shared an anecdote with The Glass Hammer that struck a chord with many of us. She relayed the story of a Deloitte senior male partner who spoke on a panel about the issue of gender diversity. He asked the audience, “Would you want [...]

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August 30th, 2010, 8:00 am

Voice of Experience: Christine Hurtsellers, Chief Investment Officer, Fixed Income, ING Investment Management

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “When I first started, I may have been too competitive,” said Christine Hurtsellers, CIO of Fixed Income and Proprietary Investments for ING Investment Management. She explained, “I had to be the smartest, best, hardest working person… Since then, I’ve learned a lot about working as part of a [...]

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August 27th, 2010, 6:00 am

Head Over Heels: Web Radio for Professional Women

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) The web provides so many ways to bring women together, and help them get to the next step in their careers. And The Glass Hammer is always looking for ways to collaborate with and support other publications that have a mission similar to our own – to inform, [...]

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August 26th, 2010, 1:00 pm

Employee Wellbeing, Stress, and Engagement

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) This article originally appeared on our new site Evolved Employer, a website dedicated to good corporate citizenship, diversity, and employee engagement best practices. Last month’s issue of Wired Magazine featured an article by Jonah Lehrer detailing the effects of certain kinds of workplace stress on the immune system. [...]

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August 26th, 2010, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Niamh Bushnell, North America Senior Vice President, MoneyMate

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Advise and evangelize, that’s what interests me,” said Niamh Bushnell, North American Senior Vice President at MoneyMate, a provider of investment data management solutions to global asset managers. Bushnell, who’s worked throughout Europe and now in the US and was recently named one of the 50 Most Influential [...]

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August 25th, 2010, 6:00 am

Is Now the Right Time to Go Back to School?

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) Have you dreamed of going back to school? Hours in the library, long conversations with intelligent professors and nothing to worry about except the deadline for that next assignment. Studying as an adult isn’t much like that, unfortunately. However, if you are unemployed with time on your hands, or want some [...]

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August 24th, 2010, 6:00 am

Examining Education and Economics – What ‘Opt Opt’ Revolution?

By Hua Wang (Chicago) Dubbed the ‘opt out revolution’ by the New York Times, the phrase refers to the mass exodus of highly educated professional women from the workforce when they become mothers. These women presumably made a conscious choice to forgo earnings for the luxury of raising their children themselves. Is the opt-out revolution [...]

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August 23rd, 2010, 12:30 pm

Voice of Experience: Alexandra Lebenthal, CEO, Lebenthal / Alexandra & James Co.

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) The best piece of advice I ever got,” said Alexandra Lebenthal, CEO of Alexandra & James, a financial firm specializing in tax-free municipal bonds and high net-worth wealth management, “was in reference to driving a boat. ‘Whatever happens, just relax. You’ll always be able to turn around and [...]

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August 23rd, 2010, 9:00 am

In Case You Missed It: Business News Round-Up

Contributed by Beth Collinge of CTG – a division of ILX Group plc. More weak economic data out of the US increased fear of a slower recovery. China overtook Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy. US and UK bond yields sank to record lows. Overview Another round of weak economic data out of the [...]

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August 20th, 2010, 6:00 am

Five Important Steps to Secure Your Financial Future

Contributed by Pari Hashemi, Financial Advisor, Financial Planning Associate, The McFadden Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC Are women conditioned from an early age to not focus as much on money as men? Think of the daily chores a brother and sister in a household might traditionally be expected to take on. [...]

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