Archive for September 2011

September 30th, 2011, 6:00 am

Are you an Iron Butterfly? And why would you want to be one?

Contributed by Dr. Birute Regine After writing the book, The Soul at Work: Engaging Complexity Science for Business Success, with science writer Roger Lewin, I realized that the great majority of the very successful, complexity-science oriented leaders we interviewed were men. Their leadership style shared an unusual attribute: a dynamic balance of traditionally feminine and [...]

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September 29th, 2011, 1:00 pm

New Report Sheds Light on Canada’s Glass Ceiling

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) A new report from the Conference Board of Canada, an independent non-profit applied research organization, has found that the percentage of Canadian women in senior management positions has changed very little and that men are two to three times as likely to hold a senior executive position. Ruth Wright, the [...]

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September 29th, 2011, 6:00 am

What Happens If Your Sponsor Leaves the Company?

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) The past few weeks have seen a spate of high profile departures from top companies, as senior leaders have left big jobs for greener pastures (or perhaps under less ideal circumstances). In an economic environment like this, where budgets are being cut regularly and everyone is doing more [...]

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September 28th, 2011, 1:00 pm

10 Ways to Take Control of Your Job Search!

Contributed by Robert Hellmann Some clients who first come to me for help after a long and frustrating search attribute their difficulties to something they can’t control, such as age, experience (i.e. over- or under-qualified), weight, ethnic background, gender or, less often, some other physical feature. Yes, these biases do surface at times in the [...]

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September 28th, 2011, 6:00 am

Five Secrets to Successful Rainmaking

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Last week, the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and Flex-Time Lawyers honored the fifty best law firms for female lawyers. And while the competition was fierce, according to Deborah Epstein Henry, Founder and President, Flex-Time Lawyers and author of Law & Reorder, the legal profession still has [...]

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September 27th, 2011, 6:00 am

Professional Women are Key to Development in Emerging Markets

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Last week the World Bank released its latest research on women in developing countries. The report “The World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development,” revealed that while gender equality is making progress across the globe, there are still many gaps. And while gender equality in itself is [...]

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September 26th, 2011, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Jennifer Christie, Chief Diversity Officer and VP, Global Executive, American Express

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Right now is a very exciting time for the Diversity and Inclusion team at American Express,” said Jennifer Christie, Chief Diversity Officer and VP, Global Executive at American Express. Christie is leading the company’s global diversity team on putting together its next three-year strategy. She said, “We’re taking [...]

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September 23rd, 2011, 6:00 am

What Every Woman Should Know about Finances and Marriage

Contributed by Monica Mazzei, Family Law Partner at Sideman & Bancroft There’s plenty of talk separately about relationships and personal finance, but very little practical knowledge on integrating the two. The headlines are grim. “Over 40% of marriages end in divorce.” “Money is the most common cause of arguments.” Clearly, there’s a need for more [...]

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September 22nd, 2011, 1:00 pm

Time to Get Serious about Diversity in Law

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) On Tuesday, the Institute for Inclusion in the Legal Profession convened a group of lawyers and other professionals for a symposium on diversity. While the IILP’s own research on the topic was published earlier this year, the event featured presentations by top researchers and speakers on the issue. [...]

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September 22nd, 2011, 6:00 am

How Does She Do It All? She Doesn’t – And You Don’t Have to Either

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) In the previews to the new Sarah Jessica Parker film “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” we see a frantic and tired woman constantly in motion; she’s running her children to school, dashing to the office, staying up all night creating her mental to-do list. Some contend that this [...]

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