Archive for January 2012

January 31st, 2012, 6:00 am

Keeping One Step Ahead: Proactive Career Management

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) You can’t always anticipate the specific work-related challenges you will face. But you can anticipate that you will likely experience challenges. By accepting this fact, you can better navigate those career challenges that many women experience. “The best way to rebound from a career setback is to have prepared for [...]

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January 30th, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Paula L. Rogers, President, Institutional Capital

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Right now what I love about the industry is how dynamic it is,” said Paula Rogers, President of the Chicago-based investment firm Institutional Capital. She explained, “Things are constantly changing, constantly improving, constantly evolving. I love this industry and it has provided me with a rewarding career.” Rogers [...]

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January 27th, 2012, 6:00 am

Strategies for Using Social Media to Build Your Personal Brand

Contributed by JJ DiGeronimo Have you often wondered why so many are updating, posting, reading and retweeting?  It could be a full time job if you think about all the information created daily.  For some it is – and for some of us it is a way to stay aware of the trends, reports, and [...]

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January 26th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Study: Women in Alternative Investments See Brighter Days Ahead

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Even during this time of economic turmoil, women are generally positive about the ability to find investments in the industry,” said Kelly Easterling, Principal in the Financial Services Practice at Rothstein Kass and Principal-in-Charge of the Firm’s Walnut Creek office. Rothstein Kass, the alternative investments professional services firm, [...]

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January 26th, 2012, 6:00 am

Must Women Pry the Boardroom Door Open?

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) In a ForbesWoman article earlier this month, Sylvia Ann Hewlett, founding president of the Center for Talent Innovation (formerly Center for Work-Life Policy), wrote that while there are 144 boards with no women in the Fortune 1000 and women make up only 15 percent of all Fortune 1000 [...]

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January 25th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Transition Coaching: Is It Time for a New Approach to Working Mothers?

Contributed by Geraldine Gallacher, founder of the Executive Coaching Consultancy, London The United States and United Kingdom share many common bonds and approaches to business. However, in the area of maternity leave and support for working mothers we have widely differing views. I recently spent time in New York to assess how US enterprises approach [...]

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January 25th, 2012, 6:00 am

Three Convenient Non-Excuses Keeping Women Off Boards

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) The Financial Times recently reported that the number of female executive directors on FTSE 350 boards has slipped in the past year – even after significant work to raise awareness of the benefits of board diversity in the UK following the release of the Lord Davies Report. In [...]

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January 24th, 2012, 6:00 am

Five Ways to Talk to Your Manager into Supporting Your Flex Schedule

By Jacey Fortin (New York City) If workplace flexibility is so good for employees and their managers, why is it such a hard sell? A recent survey conducted by WorldatWork in 2011 found that workplace flexibility is positively correlated with employee engagement, worker satisfaction and low turnover. But the same survey found that most organizations [...]

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January 23rd, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Ivka Kalus-Bystricky, Portfolio Manager, Pax World

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to Ivka Kalus-Bystricky, Portfolio Manager at Pax World Funds, one of the most critical lessons she’s realized over the years is the importance of learning to cope – with both lows and highs. “This business can be a somewhat bipolar world, particularly in volatile markets such as [...]

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January 20th, 2012, 6:00 am

Rethinking Career Choices at Midlife

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) As we get older, the way we think about work and contribution changes. Many women of a certain age are reconsidering earlier paths. After years of paying dues to become a senior executive, partner, or board member in their respective industries, an increasing number are deciding that it’s not what [...]

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