Archive for November 2010

November 30th, 2010, 6:00 am

How to Find Your Sponsor

Contributed by Kendra Reddy, Leadership Coach and Talent Consultant, Blueprint Strategies Like you, I am thoroughly invested in my career and growth as a leader. To help me along this journey, I rely on the insights, advice, feedback, and guidance of others whom I respect and admire. For a long time, I hadn’t given much [...]

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November 29th, 2010, 1:00 pm

5 Remarkable Traits of Female Firsts

Contributed by Tina Savas, author of Women of True Grit What does it take to be the first woman in your field? Do you have it in you? Are you born with a certain gene that enables you to withstand the pressure of taking risks? Perhaps your outstanding ability to successfully face obstacles began at [...]

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November 29th, 2010, 7:30 am

In Case You Missed It: Business News Round-Up

Contributed by Beth Collinge of CTG – a division of ILX Group plc. The big news this week involved Ireland’s €85bn bailout loan from the EU and IMF, increasing concern over Europe’s spreading sovereign debt crisis, and uncertainty following North and South Korean exchanges of fire over Yeonpyeong Island. Economic Backdrop Ireland unveiled a four-year, [...]

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November 24th, 2010, 6:00 am

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) The Glass Hammer is taking a few days off to celebrate Thanksgiving here in the US. We’d like to give thanks for all of the incredible women (and men) who are working hard to shatter the glass ceiling. If you have some time off this week, why not [...]

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November 23rd, 2010, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Diane Reyes, Managing Director, Global Payments Head, Global Transaction Services, Citi

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Having been named to either US Banker’s 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking or its 25 Women to Watch lists for the last four years, Diane S. Reyes, Global Payments Head for Citi’s Global Transaction Services, is certainly a woman to admire. And she has plenty of good [...]

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November 22nd, 2010, 8:00 am

Boomerang Pipeline Program Pays for Itself

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Just three hours after opening registration for the 2010 Accounting MOVE Project, which measures and supports the advancement of women at public accounting firms, a firm by the name of Rothstein Kass registered to participate and initially, this is what grabbed Joanne Cleaver’s attention. Cleaver is the president and founder [...]

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November 19th, 2010, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Building the Future in Uganda

By Chrissi McCarthy, Founder of Constructing Equality (Liverpool, UK) In the summer of 2005 I was asked to go to Uganda with an English charity to help build a school in the small village of Keyo in the North of the country, just outside of Gulu. It was an area struggling to progress itself, having [...]

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November 18th, 2010, 6:00 am

The Other Side of Performance Metrics?

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) If you complete timesheets, you’ll know how important it is to make sure the numbers at the end of the month look good. After all, you’re judged as much on the time you spend at work – which might even be billed to clients – as you are on what you [...]

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November 17th, 2010, 1:00 pm

Brokering Change: Goldman Sachs’ Interbank Conference for Multicultural Women

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) On Friday, Goldman Sachs hosted its third annual interbank conference for multicultural women in the financial services, Brokering Change. The event, which featured distinguished speakers on the subject of diversity and inclusion, was opened by Edith Cooper, Goldman Sachs’ Managing Director and Global Head of Human Capital Management. [...]

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November 17th, 2010, 6:00 am

Ask the Right Career Questions. Now.

By Hua Wang (Chicago) Women face a variety of obstacles in their efforts to advance to upper management. The majority of upper management are made up of men, and bosses tend to promote people like themselves. The absence of performance feedback, mentoring and formal career guidance can further hinder women’s career progression. Below is a [...]

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