Archive for November 2011

November 30th, 2011, 1:00 pm

Three Boardroom Challenges—And How to Overcome Them

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) When we hear about women in the boardroom, it is often about their absence rather than their presence. The research firm Catalyst finds that only 15.7 percent of board directors are female in the United States—a number that has remained largely stagnant for the last five years. Creditsafe reports that [...]

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November 30th, 2011, 6:00 am

Negotiation November: Leading a Negotiating Team — Three Essential Steps to Success

Contributed by Carol Frohlinger, Co-Author of Her Place at the Table: A Woman’s Guide to Negotiating Five Key Challenges to Leadership Success Negotiating on your own can be tricky. Things get exponentially more complicated though when negotiation must be played as a team sport. Let’s say you’re leading a shared services group that’s been given [...]

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November 29th, 2011, 6:00 am

Remote Work is on the Wishlist This Year

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) What are women wishing for this year? According to a new survey from Microsoft Office 365 and 85 Broads, the answer is a more flexible work arrangement. According to a survey of members of the women’s networking group 85 Broads, a full 90% of respondents would prefer a [...]

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November 28th, 2011, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Suni Harford, Managing Director and Regional Head of Markets for North America, Citigroup

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “I’m constantly learning in this job,” said Suni Harford, Managing Director and Regional Head of Markets for North America at Citi. “And that’s great after twenty-five years in the business, to say I learn something new every day.” Harford, who co-heads the firm’s women’s initiative in addition to [...]

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November 25th, 2011, 6:00 am

Managing Through the Holidays: Five Tips to Remember

By Jenny Chen (Washington, DC) We’ve now passed Thanksgiving – which means the holidays are right around the corner. And when sugarplums are dancing in your employees’ heads come the holiday season, it can be hard for work to compete. An Accountemps survey published last year revealed that one-third of senior managers surveyed said their [...]

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November 24th, 2011, 6:00 am

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Today The Glass Hammer is taking time to celebrate the things we’re thankful for. Our new office, a packed slate of fab events in the next few months (more info coming soon…), and even the slightly unseasonably warm weather here in New York (cheers for sweater weather!) are [...]

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November 23rd, 2011, 1:00 pm

What Type of Leader are You?

Contributed by Karol Wasylyshyn, author of Behind the Executive Door: Unexpected lessons for Managing Your Boss and Career When historians write about business in late 20th and early 21st century America, they will say it was a time of intense leadership scrutiny – not only of executives’ results but of how they achieved them. This [...]

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November 23rd, 2011, 6:00 am

Negotiation November: Why You Need to Tell Before You Ask

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Last month Catalyst’s President and CEO Ilene Lang addressed roughly 2,000 women at Deutsche Bank’s Women on Wall Street event, regarding the organization’s latest report “The Myth of the Ideal Worker: Does Doing All the Right Things Really Get Women Ahead?” The report analyzes the effectiveness of a [...]

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November 22nd, 2011, 6:00 am

Women, Age, and Ambition – A Fresh Perspective

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Recently More Magazine released the results of a survey on ambition, work/life issues, and other topics. According to the survey of 500 college educated women over 35, 43% of respondents said they were less ambitious now than they were ten years ago. The headline that many news outlets [...]

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November 21st, 2011, 5:00 am

Voice of Experience: Kathleen Hughes, Managing Director, Head of Global Liquidity Sales, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to Kathleen Hughes, Managing Director and Head of Global Liquidity Sales at Goldman Sachs Asset Management, one lesson she learned early in her career was the importance of communicating achievements. She advised, “Think strategically about how you build your brand. This is something I personally had to [...]

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