Archive for July 2011

July 29th, 2011, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Helping Women Connect and Create Opportunities

Contributed by Vanessa Vallely, Founder of We Are The City Back in 2008, I was a frustrated career orientated mum of 2. I realised that if I wanted to move on in my career I needed to seek other development opportunities outside of my Corporate environment. It only took me a year or so to [...]

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July 28th, 2011, 12:00 pm

A Brave New Regulatory Environment: The Glass Hammer’s Women on the Buy-Side Breakfast Panel

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Thursday morning marked The Glass Hammer’s fourth breakfast panel for top women on the buy-side. The topic was Dodd Frank, and what’s in store for the investment management industry as we get closer to implementation. Moderated by Donna Parisi, Partner, Shearman & Sterling, the panel included Viva Hammer, [...]

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July 28th, 2011, 6:00 am

Dare to Ask – Learn the Right Tools to Negotiate Today

Contributed by Cait Clarke The ‘inconvenient’ truth is that to fully prosper as both a class and – perhaps more importantly – as individuals, women must get better at asserting themselves. Policy and statute are certainly critical to stop flagrant, documentable abuses. Context is important. But women themselves must, in a phrase, become considerably more [...]

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July 27th, 2011, 1:00 pm

5 Questions Professional Women Should Ask During a Job Interview

Contributed by Mariana Ashley Everyone with any interviewing experience knows that before an interview you must do some research. Look into the company or organization you are interviewing with. Learn their mission and their interests. Read about the position that is available. Study as much as you can about the bosses and supervisors. While most [...]

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July 27th, 2011, 5:00 am

35 Under 35: Stephanie Niven, Portfolio Manager, Javelin Capital

By Cleo Thompson (London), founder of The Gender Blog Twenty-seven year old Stephanie Niven is aiming high. As sole Portfolio Manager of the Fundamental Strategy of the Global Equity Strategies Fund at specialist equity boutique Javelin Capital LLP, she has already been named both the Young Professional of the Year at the Women in Banking [...]

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July 26th, 2011, 6:00 am

Working Fathers Struggle to Balance It All: What That Means for Women

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) A recent report by A Better Balance: The Work and Family Legal Center, a national legal advocacy organization, revealed that nearly 85 percent of fathers feel pressure to be both a financial provider and an engaged parent, and three out of four fathers worry that their jobs do not allow [...]

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July 25th, 2011, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Karen Ho, Chief Operating Officer, Broadway Technology

By Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) Karen Ho, chief operating officer of Broadway Technology, a trading technology solutions provider for top-tier banks and hedge funds, is an avid Mets fan. She recalls a game they played at Wrigley Field when she was living in Chicago and working at O’Connor and Associates. “I went to the game with [...]

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July 22nd, 2011, 6:00 am

Schmooze Like a Pro: 5 Expert Tips on Networking

By Camille Reyes (New York City) For many people, networking is on par with dental extractions when it comes to their list of favorite activities. For example, a friend of mine confided in me her horror about an upcoming corporate retreat for new hires, including an team-building adventure course and “trust falls.” Networking is often [...]

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July 21st, 2011, 1:00 pm

Four Innovative Initiatives to Attract and Retain Diverse Women

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Recently, Working Mother Magazine released its 2011 list of the best places to work for multicultural women – essentially, a survey of the availability and usage of diversity programs, as well as the accountability of the managers who oversee them at top corporations. For the fifth year in a row, [...]

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July 21st, 2011, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Denise M. Grant, Partner, Project Development & Finance Group, Shearman & Sterling

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) A strong proponent of mentoring and the continued expansion of women’s leadership roles in the legal industry, Shearman & Sterling partner Denise Grant also believes it is important to step back and take a broad view. “At the end of the day, when thinking about the challenges and barriers [...]

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