Archive for February 2012

February 29th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Women, Men, Work, and Family – Why Our Mindset Must Change

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) In 2010, I had the opportunity to visit Norway to learn how the country’s gender equality laws work – up close and in person. Norway is famous for enacting legislation in 2003 that required 40% of all board seats of publicly traded companies to be occupied by women. […]

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February 29th, 2012, 6:00 am

Seven Steps for Making A Difficult Conversation Easier

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam You wish your boss would give you more space to make decisions. You think your co-worker is sabotaging you behind your back. You need to talk with an employee about their bad attitude. Many of these situations call for conversations to be had, conversations that often don’t happen, because […]

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February 28th, 2012, 6:00 am

Global Solutions for Getting More Women into Tech

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Today the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology released its latest report on getting more women into the technology workplace. The report combines best practices from a number of top technology companies on recruiting and retaining women, as well as suggestions on how companies of any size […]

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February 27th, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Nicole Arnaboldi, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Alternative Investments, Credit Suisse

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “While I’m not normally a fan of sports analogies, there’s a great Wayne Gretzky quote,” began Nicole Arnaboldi, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Alternative Investments in Credit Suisse’s Asset Management division. “It goes something like ‘Head for where the puck is going to be, not where it […]

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February 24th, 2012, 12:00 pm

Intrepid Woman: Marie Colvin (12 January 1956 – 22 February 2012)

By Jane Carruthers (London) How do you define a thoroughly modern heroine? Brave, candid, funny, kind and fantastically good at her job? Well, that’s certainly part of it. It was a job that demanded Marie Colvin took more risks than most people would consider sane, and one that she made peculiarly her own. By her […]

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February 24th, 2012, 6:00 am

Lessons of the Financial Crisis: Why PR Can Make or Break a Career in Finance

Contributed by Binna Kim, Vice President, Cognito There are many lessons to be learned from the 2008 financial crisis. With the emergence of game-changing regulations, such as Dodd-Frank in the US and EMIR in Europe, transparency has become the top priority for the financial services industry, whether operationally or financially. But what about transparency in […]

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February 23rd, 2012, 1:00 pm

Movers and Shakers: Kathleen McQuiggan, President, Catalina Leadership

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “I wish I could say I had a grand plan about forming my own company,” said Kathleen McQuiggan, Principal of Catalina Leadership, with a laugh. “But I started as an entry level sales assistant at an investment banking firm. And I had this notion of making a bet […]

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February 22nd, 2012, 1:00 pm

Ask-a-Career-Coach: The Truth about Executive Presence

Contributed by executive coach Ann Daly PhD “It’s so easy to get distracted by what other people think, do, or say. But they don’t live your life. You need to know what you want and who you are, and you have to convey it to others quickly so that you shine at first impression.” – […]

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February 22nd, 2012, 6:00 am

Three Tips For Leaving an Old Job and Beginning a New Future

By Robin Madell, San Francisco Leaving a job by choice in the current economy is a difficult decision to make – particularly if you’ve already got a pretty plum position. But sometimes, it’s just time to move up. “I have many 3 A.M. moments,” admits Lisa Murray, who spent over seven years at international law […]

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February 21st, 2012, 6:00 am

Being Authentic in the Culture of Tech

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Women in technology should be themselves, without apology: they should wear what they want to wear, act how they want to act, and feel no pressure to conform or act like “one of the guys.”  This is according to Google’s vice president of location and local services, Marissa Mayer, and […]

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