Archive for December 2010

December 23rd, 2010, 6:00 am

Message from the Founder: Happy Holidays

By Nicki Gilmour, Founder and CEO of The Glass Hammer As 2010 draws to a close, I want to thank all the supporters and readers of theglasshammer.com. We are continuing to enjoy our journey of informing, inspiring, and empowering our readers through news, advice, and profiles on amazing professional women. We have been thrilled with [...]

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December 22nd, 2010, 6:00 am

Gender Quotas in Practice: The Last Straw

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Last week The Glass Hammer covered a conference hosted by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School, which asked, “Has the time come for bolder policies for diversity at the [...]

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December 21st, 2010, 1:00 pm

Three Reasons Flexibility Stinks – and How to Fix It

Contributed by Cali Ressler & Jodi Thompson, creators of the Results-Only Work Environment Does this scenario sound familiar? Employee: “I have a dentist appointment on Wednesday at 2pm so I’ll be leaving at 1:30.” Manager: “But I thought with your new schedule – Fridays off – you could make all of your appointments for Friday.” [...]

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December 21st, 2010, 6:00 am

Why Do Working Moms Make Less?

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Women – and mothers in particular – have made tremendous gains in the workplace over the past two decades, but the U.S. Government Accountability Office‘s recent Glass Ceiling Report is making many mothers in management positions feel as if they’re taking one step forward and two steps back. “I call [...]

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December 20th, 2010, 7:00 am

Voice of Experience: Yaarit Silverstone, Managing Director, Talent & Organization Performance, Accenture

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Be your own best critic,” advised Yaarit Silverstone, a managing director in Accenture’s Talent & Organization Performance practice. “Be sure you are showing up as the best you – and be open to development.” Silverstone’s career, which spans continents and industries, has taken her from consulting on human [...]

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December 17th, 2010, 6:00 am

Beyond Flex: Four More Ways Prudential Succeeds at Retaining Working Moms

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Recently Prudential was named one of Working Mother‘s 100 best places to work – which comes as no surprise to Maureen Corcoran, the company’s vice president of Health, Life and Inclusion. She said the company has worked hard over the past two plus decades to build a culture [...]

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December 16th, 2010, 11:30 am

Diversity 2.0 Means Fixing the Systems, Not the Women

By Nicki Gilmour, Founder and CEO of The Glass Hammer Where does the fine line lie between lip service and action when it comes to gender and other diversity initiatives? Can institutionalized behaviors be changed? Is there hope that women can reach critical mass in leadership positions in the middle, upper, and most senior echelons [...]

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December 16th, 2010, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Susan Ganz, President of the Financial Women’s Association of New York

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “I got involved with the FWA 11 years ago – I was essentially a newlywed, pre-kids. I wanted to give back to the community, and had always been involved in mentoring,” said Susan Ganz, President of the Financial Women’s Association of New York and a Financial Services Professional [...]

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December 15th, 2010, 1:00 pm

Leadership Gender Quotas – The Research Perspective

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Has the time come for bolder policies for diversity at the top of corporations? That’s what was discussed last Friday at a conference hosted by the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College and the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia [...]

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December 15th, 2010, 6:00 am

Studies Suggest a Different Career Outcome for Women

Contributed by Alicia Morga, creator of www.GottaFeeling.com and one of FastCompany‘s 2009 Most Powerful Women in Technology Business writer Kevin Lewis does a daily round up of academic studies for National Affairs. I’m tempted to start one for studies about women in the workplace. Suddenly, the results are popping up everywhere and it’s clear: for [...]

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