Archive for April 2011

April 29th, 2011, 6:00 am

Found Your Own Networking Group – These Women Did

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) On The Glass Hammer, we discuss the importance of networking almost on a daily basis. While your company may provide networking events or you may belong to a professional organization that offers networking opportunities, when it comes to networking, it can be difficult to find the group that [...]

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April 28th, 2011, 12:00 pm

5 Ways to Build Confidence at Work

By Melanie H. Axman (Boston) Out of all the potential hurdles women face in the workplace, surprisingly the biggest challenge can sometimes be a lack of self-confidence. According to a survey titled, “Ambition and Gender at Work” [PDF] published by the European Institute of Leadership and Management, “There is a strong link between managers’ confidence [...]

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April 28th, 2011, 6:00 am

Why Cross-Generational Networking Matters

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Currently many young women on Wall Street don’t have senior women to reach out to and if they do, these women are too busy to be a mentor. Another theory, as uncomfortable as it may seem, is that senior women don’t feel it’s their job to help younger women coming [...]

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April 27th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Are You A Transformational Leader? Part 1

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam Are you achieving success in your career but still feel like you are not making the impact you have the potential to make? Are you successful but not deeply fulfilled by the work you do? McKinsey research from the Centered Leadership Project shows that, for women in particular, a [...]

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April 27th, 2011, 6:00 am

Firms Must Employ Transparency to Eliminate Hidden Bias against Female Leaders

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) A new study by McKinsey has shattered the notion that women aren’t rising to the top in significant numbers because they don’t want to be leaders. In fact, the report showed, women in middle management very much want to reach senior executive levels – even moreso than women [...]

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April 26th, 2011, 6:00 am

Inside Executive Coaching: Why It Matters for Women

By Kelly Tanner (New York City) Executive coaching can be an effective tool for women looking to advance their careers, one that businesses can leverage as an investment in developing leaders. Dale Kurow, an executive coach based in New York City, says clients seek her services for a variety of reasons. Some are looking to [...]

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April 25th, 2011, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Deborah Kaye, Managing Director and Senior Managing Counsel, Bank of New York Mellon

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Deborah Kaye, Managing Director and Senior Managing Counsel at the Bank of New York Mellon has spent her career focused on her goals and aiming for very high level of success – without taking no for an answer. Kaye, who was also the founder of the Financial Women’s [...]

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April 22nd, 2011, 6:00 am

Leadership Personality Contest: How Do You Rate?

Contributed by Dr. Sylvia Lafair, Award Winning Author and Workplace Relationship Expert Performance reviews often send the same shudders through us that we remember from getting report cards in school. Old concerns and doubts cast big shadows. There is, for most super achievers a moment of nail biting, finger tapping, and stomach growling. When you [...]

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April 21st, 2011, 12:00 pm

Voice of Experience: Patricia Hammes, Partner, Project Development & Finance Group and Co-Head, Sustainable Development Group, Shearman & Sterling LLP

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) A deep interest in economic development originally led Patricia Hammes to a career in project finance law at global law firm Shearman & Sterling. But as sustainable development has become increasingly important from a business standpoint, Hammes has become a passionate leader of the firm’s work in this [...]

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April 21st, 2011, 6:00 am

Smart Means Sustainable: Investing in the Bigger Picture

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) With Earth Day around the corner, The Glass Hammer has decided to take a look into why sustainability makes sense from a business standpoint. We’ve long pointed out that companies must take a broader look at the gender composition of their workforce and senior leadership if they are [...]

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