Archive for September 2010

September 30th, 2010, 6:00 am

On Our Radar – Why Female Vision is Critical at the Top

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Why do companies need women in leadership? According to a new book by Sally Helgesen, Writer and Leadership Development Consultant, and Julie Johnson, Executive Leadership Coach, women bring a different kind of vision to leadership than men. The book, The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, reveals [...]

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September 29th, 2010, 1:00 pm

5 Ways to Engage Men in Gender Diversity Initiatives

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) Gender equality is still an issue at work, but it is not a women’s issue. Gender initiatives have traditionally focused on improving women’s participation in the workplace, but recently (in sociological terms, anyway) there has been a shift towards making ‘gender’ a gender-neutral problem. We need men to be part of [...]

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September 29th, 2010, 6:00 am

Sponsors Needed: Leveling the Playing Field for Women

By Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) A recent Harvard Business Review article, “Why Men Still Get More Promotions than Women,” reports on some of the challenges emerging women face in mentoring programs. It points out the difference between mentoring and sponsoring and says that men are better at finding career-building mentors than women. Lauren Stiller Rikleen is [...]

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September 28th, 2010, 6:00 am

Why Men Matter in the Work/Life Debate

By Melissa De Witte (New York City) According to author and UC Hastings College of Law professor Joan Williams, the strongest form of discrimination in the workplace is against mothers. However, Williams goes on to assert that to shift this problem, national dialogue needs to move away from a maternal focus and address paternal responsibilities [...]

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September 27th, 2010, 7:00 am

Voice of Experience: Gina Biondo, Tax Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Don’t be afraid to make the hard call,” said Gina Biondo, Tax Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. “Stand behind the decisions you make, and get the right people behind you. You get to be a leader because you’re successful – and we need more highly visible women in leadership roles.” [...]

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September 24th, 2010, 6:00 am

Four Unfair Questions Still Nagging Women About Leadership

Contributed by Carol Frohlinger, Co-Author of Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success, available in paperback October 5. Carol will be a panelist at theglasshammer.com event on November 2, 2010. Click here to register. Despite the fact that women hold 50 percent of middle management jobs, [...]

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September 23rd, 2010, 12:00 pm

Gender Discrimination: We’re Having the Wrong Conversations

By Kelly Tanner (New York City) When it comes to gender discrimination in the workplace, we’re having the wrong conversations. Three former employees of Goldman Sachs have filed individual and joint lawsuits alleging systemic gender discrimination and sexual harassment that resulted in a loss of pay and promotion opportunities, as well as humiliation and inappropriate [...]

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September 23rd, 2010, 6:00 am

Are Lawsuits the Right Way to Achieve Gender Equality in the Workplace?

By Nicki Gilmour, Founder and CEO of The Glass Hammer Theglasshammer.com is in Norway this week reporting on gender parity and how Norway  is working to achieve critical mass for women in leadership positions. Legislation resulting in quotas has furthered progress there, read us next week to see the full findings. Back on home turf, [...]

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September 22nd, 2010, 6:00 am

Fastest Way To Gender-Balanced Leadership – Appoint A Woman CEO

By Lynn Harris, author, Unwritten Rules: What Women Need To Know About Leading In Today’s Organizations Corporations are now, in many ways, as powerful, or sometimes more powerful, than governments. It therefore matters a lot who sits on their boards and executive teams. These are the people who set strategy and make decisions that affect [...]

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September 21st, 2010, 12:00 pm

Voice of Experience: Marcy Engel, COO and General Counsel, Eton Park Capital Management

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “When I was fourteen, I decided I wanted to be a lawyer. I didn’t know what that meant – I didn’t know any lawyers,” Marcy Engel, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Eton Park Capital Management, said with a laugh. Engel went on to attend the University [...]

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