Archive for August 2011

August 31st, 2011, 1:00 pm

Leadership Lessons: Sorting through the Trip to the Top

Contributed by Dr. Sylvia Lafair, Award Winning Author and Workplace Relationship Expert Frustrated, she shook the ladder she was too tired to climb, had been climbing for years. It was just one more step and yet it looked like a mountain of ice. The call had been in the early morning, time when most would [...]

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August 31st, 2011, 6:00 am

Working Mothers: Role Models to the Next Generation

By Cleo Thompson (London), founder of The Gender Blog Alex Crawford, whose coverage of the capture of Tripoli for UK news channel Sky News made recent headlines, has declared that it’s “offensive and sexist” to ask how she raises her four children and adds that she objects to the way in which female war correspondents [...]

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August 30th, 2011, 6:00 am

Flex and Job Security: The New Balancing Act

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to a recent study in the Journal of Vocational Behaviour, there is a huge disconnect in policy and practice when it comes to corporate flex programs. The study, “Influences on employee perceptions of organizational work–life support: Signals and resources,” found that even though many companies have flex [...]

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August 29th, 2011, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Jennifer Fitzgibbon, Managing Director, Treasurer, Americas, RBS Global Banking & Markets

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Think about how you are going to distinguish yourself in this industry,” advised Jennifer Fitzgibbon, Managing Director and Treasurer, Americas at RBS‘s Global Banking and Markets division. “What are the things I can do to stand out and establish myself as a go-to person?” This is something Fitzgibbon [...]

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August 26th, 2011, 6:00 am

Celebrate Women’s Equality Day – Exercise Your Right to Vote

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Today, August 26, marks Women’s Equality Day here in the US. Today we celebrate the passage of the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote. It’s shocking that less than 100 years ago, women weren’t considered capable of exercising good judgment over who they would like [...]

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August 25th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Women in Philanthropy: Tania Mulry, Founder and CEO, DDx Media and edRover

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “There’s security in staying with what you know. But there are a lot of other interesting pursuits out there,” said Tania Mulry, Founder and CEO of DDx Media and edRover. “Take a chance and do something you’ve always dreamed of doing.” Mulry took the plunge herself – leaving [...]

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August 25th, 2011, 6:00 am

Add Women, Get Smarter: What’s the Deal with Social Sensitivity?

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) You may have been surprised recently to see a few articles explaining that adding a few women to a group can raise the group’s intelligence as a whole: add women, get smarter. Well, maybe you were not so surprised, really. The MIT study, cited in the Harvard Business [...]

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August 24th, 2011, 1:00 pm

The Non-Traditional Route for Women in Accounting: The Importance of Mentoring

Contributed by Sandra B. Richtermeyer, Ph.D., CMA, CPA The accounting field offers great opportunities for women; however, it is unfortunate to see that while more than 55 percent of undergraduate accounting majors are women, only nine percent hold senior level roles, according to a recent CFO article. Although this data is disheartening, the disparity offers [...]

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August 24th, 2011, 6:00 am

Caring for an Aging Parent? Five Tips to Find the Job that Works for You

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to a Gallup poll conducted this year, over one in six American workers (between 13% and 22%), is providing care to an elderly or disabled family member, relative, or friend – and the majority of caregivers – unsurprisingly – is female. The poll also revealed that “Nearly [...]

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August 23rd, 2011, 6:00 am

Being Fully Present: How to Avoid the Technology and Work/Life Clash

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Last year we may have “officially” declared that technology helps work/life balance. But there’s also the flip side: for example, a new study by specialist insurer, Hiscox, found that only 5 percent of the 304 people surveyed reported not working on weekends and only 3 percent keep their mobile devices [...]

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