Archive for October 2010

October 29th, 2010, 6:00 am

Calling All Intrepid Women!

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) The Glass Hammer is looking for more stories on Intrepid Women – professional women who have a flair for adventure, a love of the unknown, and the courage to step out of their comfort zone. Sound like you, or someone you know? Previous Intrepid Women have included a […]

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October 28th, 2010, 1:30 pm

Networking: Why Even the Biggest Events Have Strategic Value

By Nicki Gilmour, Founder and CEO of The Glass Hammer It has been a busy week at – as you can see from our coverage we have been attending several events: The Women’s Conference, the FWA’s event with PIMCO’s Mohamed El-Erian, and Deutsche Bank’s Women on Wall Street Conference. What constitutes a good event, […]

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October 28th, 2010, 6:00 am

Getting Personal at The Women’s Conference

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Wednesday marked the last day of The Women’s Conference, a gathering of 14,000 women at the Long Beach Convention Center in California – plus several smaller teleconferenced gatherings around the globe. The annual event, now twenty-five years old, was hosted by California’s First Lady, Maria Shriver – who […]

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October 27th, 2010, 1:00 pm

From Improbable to Reality – PIMCO’s El-Erian at the FWA

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Tuesday evening, the Financial Women’s Association of New York hosted a sold out, members only event featuring Dr. Mohamed El-Erian, CEO & co-CIO of PIMCO. Dr. El-Erian discussed the changes facing the financial markets, the US, and the world, as we navigate what he has coined “the new […]

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October 27th, 2010, 6:00 am

WOWS 2010: Innovation, Ideas, and Action

By Natalie Sabia (New York City) Good conversation, interesting people, warm energy and high powered women are all ways to describe Deutsche Bank’s 16th Annual Women on Wall Street Conference, which is dedicated to the courageous women who represent great power and achievements. Sold out in a matter of 15 minutes, The Women on Wall […]

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October 26th, 2010, 6:00 am

Are You a Role Model? Teach a Business Course

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) What’s one way to pull more women into the leadership pipeline? Be a role model. On The Glass Hammer, we shine the spotlight on successful professional women in an effort to inspire other high-achieving professional women to break the glass ceiling, and to show that there are plenty […]

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October 25th, 2010, 1:30 pm

Voice of Experience: Pam Kiernan, Global Head of Business Development, Global Prime Finance, Deutsche Bank

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “My advice is to be confident in what you do really well. Be open to taking risks, and to new opportunities, leveraging what you do really well,” advised Pam Kiernan, Managing Director and Global Head of Business Development for Deutsche Bank’s Global Prime Finance business. She explained that […]

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October 25th, 2010, 6:00 am

This Year’s UN Report on the World’s Women: The Rundown

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Last Wednesday, in recognition of World Statistics Day, the UN released The World’s Women 2010. The report covers a broad range of data and trends on women around the globe – 284 pages of data, in fact – so we’ve put together a review of the most salient […]

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October 22nd, 2010, 6:00 am

Pooling Corporate Philanthropy Efforts for Real Progress

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “There are 600 million young women between the ages of 13 and 19,” said Louise Guido, president and CEO of the Foundation for Social Change. The organization works to unite leaders from non-profits, governments, and companies, to share best practices and collaborate in their efforts toward improving environmental […]

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October 21st, 2010, 1:00 pm

The Value of Networking – Beyond the Quota

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) While visiting Norway last month, it became obvious that the country’s push for gender equality is about more than regulation, like quotas or parental leave legislation. In fact, various organizations outside the government work hard, with both women and men, to improve gender parity. For example, in order […]

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