Archive for January 2011

January 31st, 2011, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Ci Ci Holloway, Managing Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Americas, UBS Investment Bank

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Ci Ci Holloway spent the majority of her career working in the diversity and inclusion space in the entertainment industry. But four years ago, she found herself drawn to the financial services. Now Managing Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the Americas at UBS, Holloway said she’s working [...]

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January 28th, 2011, 6:00 am

LinkedIn Lessons: 10 Ways to Stand Out and Level the Playing Field

Contributed by Judy Lindenberger I love LinkedIn. It’s one of the best networking tools out there to help you expand your reach. It’s “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” for the business world. But it can be a big, foreign maze. To stand out in the LinkedIn crowd, here are ten quick tips: 1. To increase [...]

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January 27th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Ambassador Karen Hughes Discusses Leadership at the FWA

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “I’ve always done what I’m passionate about,” began Ambassador Karen Hughes, Global Vice Chair of public relations firm Burson Marsteller. “I always tell young people, ‘follow your passion and keep with your values.’” At a recent Financial Women’s Association Event, Hughes recalled some of the critical moments during [...]

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January 27th, 2011, 6:00 am

The Gender Advantage for Multinational Firms

By Elizabeth Harrin (London) New research shows that companies can benefit by exploiting gender discrepancies in host countries – in other words, hiring highly skilled, local women who are not ‘employees of choice’ in their own countries. Can companies really gain a competitive advantage by hiring women who are overlooked? And should they? When Qualified [...]

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January 26th, 2011, 1:00 pm

It’s Time to Redefine Authenticity

Contributed by Leslie Williams, Author of Leading With Grit And Grace: Smart Power for Women Leaders Authenticity at work: oxymoron? Pipe dream? Many of us long to be more honest and true to ourselves at work. Yet in most organizations, authenticity is a risky proposition. Here’s a quick exercise that illustrates why that might be [...]

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January 26th, 2011, 6:00 am

Surprising New Findings on Gender Wage Gap in IT

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Last fall, Technisource released its Women & Men in Information Technology Survey, which revealed the many discrepancies in how men and women in the IT industry view the challenges being faced by women. One of the most interesting findings revealed that nearly half of the men surveyed strongly believed that [...]

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January 25th, 2011, 6:00 am

Measure of Success – Global Gender Equality Initiative to be Launched at Davos

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Gender equality needs to be a strategic priority for organizations. It demands all of the rigor companies usually display when pursuing business-critical objectives and the full commitment of top leadership,” said Aniela Unguresan, co-founder (along with Nicole Schwab) of The Gender Equality Project, a new benchmarking and certification [...]

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January 24th, 2011, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Aine Leddy, Executive Director, Investment Management Technology, Morgan Stanley

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Just go for it. Don’t be afraid to show interest. If you prefer a career in something considered to be an all-male bastion like Wall Street investment banking, just do it,” said Aine Leddy, Executive Director, Investment Management Technology at Morgan Stanley. As chief operating officer for the [...]

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January 21st, 2011, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Educating Children in Goa

By Cleo Thompson (London), founder of The Gender Blog. A regular contributor, Thompson has just returned to the UK from a period of volunteer work for a charity in India. This is her story. Goa: the smallest and the richest state in India; a former Portuguese colony, a place of beautiful golden beaches, swaying palm [...]

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January 20th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Female Lawyers Skirt Likeability Paradox – Here’s How

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) How does the likeability/competence double-bind affect female lawyers today? According to some new research, it doesn’t. A new paper published in the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy has surprising new insight into the classic likeability vs. competence dichotomy reviled by professional women. We’ve discussed this issue [...]

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