Archive for October 2011

October 31st, 2011, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Charlotte Crosswell, President of Nasdaq OMX Europe

By Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) “You should hear some of the stories we share,” said Charlotte Crosswell, President of NASDAQ OMX Europe, about discussions she has with other senior level women. “Like staying up until one in the morning making cupcakes with New York [executives] on speakerphone from my blackberry.  You have to really want a career [...]

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October 28th, 2011, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Leaning In – A New Graduate in the Real World

Contributed by EJ Thompson (New York City) This past May, Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, stood in front of me and told me to “lean in.” To jump in, make a change, think big, to “pick a field…and ride it all the way to the top.” It was Barnard College’s graduation ceremony, and all around [...]

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October 27th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Developing Your Personal Work-Life Balance

By Isabel Eva Bohrer (Madrid) In her book The See-saw: 100 Ideas for Work-Life Balance, Julia Hobsbawn speaks from experience. As a working mother with five young children and a young business, Hobsbawn had spent had spent a long time working extremely hard on finding her priorities and her own work-life balance. “I realized that [...]

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October 27th, 2011, 6:00 am

Benchmarking Progress: The Gender Equality Project’s Next Phase

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “We’ve been working on our own journey of promoting and measuring progress in gender equality,” explained Pamela Craig, CFO of Accenture. “We’ve always been interested in a global approach – and there are differences among countries. For example, in the Philippines we have a long history of women [...]

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October 26th, 2011, 1:30 pm

Op Ed: What If Being Authentic Was Your Ticket To The Top?

Contributed by Dana Theus, Founder of InPower Coaching There’s no snappy research study to prove that “just being yourself” is every woman’s ticket to upper management, but I believe it’s true. I’m going to make a good argument for it in this article, and why – when your head hits the glass ceiling and “playing [...]

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October 26th, 2011, 6:00 am

How to Manage Young Professional Women: 5 Tips for Female Supervisors

By Julia Moon (New York City) In the last few years, a significant portion of the 70 million Generation Y individuals has entered the workforce – and studies show that this new generation of employees is unique: Gen Y are both high-maintenance, but also high-performance. Gen Y employees are known to be excellent team-players, multitaskers, [...]

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October 25th, 2011, 6:00 am

10 Tips from Dual-Career Couples Who Are Making It Work

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) In 1970, 30 percent of children under the age of six had both parents working outside of the home. According to Catalyst, the amount of dual-earner marriages is now closer to 80 percent and that number is only expected to increase as more families seek out greater economic security. We’ve [...]

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October 24th, 2011, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Lucy MacDonald, Managing Director, London and CIO, Global Equities, RCM

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) For Lucy MacDonald, Managing Director of RCM and CIO of its Global Equities division, developing a communication style that works is an important part of developing leadership skills. “It means being able to speak your mind and add value without frightening people away,” she explained with a chuckle.

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October 21st, 2011, 6:00 am

Fabulous in the Boardroom: Owning It

Contributed by Ellen Lubin-Sherman, Executive Coach and Author of The Essentials of Fabulous, Because Whatever Doesn’t Work Here Anymore Fabulous women who have risen to the top are a different breed. Their confidence is palpable. Their self-assurance is awe-inspiring. Their energy level is enervating, energizing and contagious. And their charisma–you can’t buy that kind of [...]

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October 20th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Voice of Experience: Yesenia Scheker-Izquierdo, Partner, Financial Services Practice, KPMG LLP, and Co-President and Co-Founder, Women’s Executive Circle of New York

This week The Glass Hammer is celebrating Hispanic professional women – each day this week we’ll feature a profile of a Hispanic woman breaking the glass ceiling. By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) After graduating from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in tax, Yesenia Scheker-Izquierdo [...]

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