Archive for April 2012

April 30th, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Palmina Fava, Partner, Litigation, and Co-Chair, Global Compliance and Disputes Practice, Paul Hastings

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) After studying government and international relations at Georgetown, Palmina Fava knew she wanted a career with an international scope. “But I wasn’t sure what that would be,” she explained. “So I went to Fordham Law School, wanting very much to litigate cases, be in court, and be in […]

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April 27th, 2012, 6:00 am

Turn Passion into Profit

Contributed by Marcia Wieder In our careers, dreaming is serious business and the driving force for transformation. Without vision companies fail, and without our personal vision, our dreams, our lives can become mundane, redundant, even stagnant. When we are in touch with our passion we have more energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. In a business context […]

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April 26th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Attitude Adjustment: Making Gender Initiatives Stick

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Recently, Marie Claire published an interview with Sallie Krawcheck, one of her first since her ouster last fall from Bank of America, where she was President of Global Wealth and Investment Management. Krawcheck expressed her dissatisfaction with programs designed to develop women. She said: “But if you look […]

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April 26th, 2012, 6:00 am

Advocating for Women Leaders

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “We want it to be unremarkable that the number of women in the boardroom at least equals that of men,” said Anne Izzillo, President of the Financial Women’s Association, during her opening talk at the organization’s annual dinner this week. “We want it to be unremarkable to have […]

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April 25th, 2012, 1:00 pm

How to Ask For More Support at Work

Contributed by Darcy Eikenberg, ACC, Author of Bring your Superpowers to Work: Your Guide to More Clarity, Confidence & Control and Founder of If you’ve ever found yourself overwhelmed by your to-do list at work, you’re not alone. And while you quietly know you’re capable of doing the things on the list, you might […]

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April 25th, 2012, 6:00 am

Do Powerful Women Have a Responsibility to Challenge the System?

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) More control over work arrangements – that’s what 30% of senior-level Wall Street women said they would negotiate for besides money if they were starting a new job. This question was posed in a survey of over 550 high-level Wall Street women who were invited to attend last […]

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April 24th, 2012, 6:00 am

Building Business Relationships: Women, Power, and Golf

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Earlier this month the Masters reminded us of the not-so-subtle bias that women continue to face in the corporate space. Even when they have reached the highest echelons of business, women still contend with outright barriers to networks of power. And make no mistake, golf and business go […]

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April 23rd, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Suzanne Rab, Partner, Antitrust, King & Spalding

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Don’t downsize your own horizons. Allow yourself to imagine what you can be,” advised Suzanne Rab, Partner at King & Spalding. In addition to her recent completion of a book on Indian competition law, Rab, an antitrust lawyer, has been tasked with launching the UK and EU antitrust […]

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April 20th, 2012, 9:00 am

10 Ways for Executives to Green Their Business

By Andrea Newell (Grand Rapids, Michigan) Every day, more organizations are recognizing the impact sustainability practices can have on their business and are implementing sustainable initiatives. However, sustainability can’t exist in silo, it should be integrated into all aspects of organization. To be authentic and effective, sustainability must be measured, then goals set, documented and […]

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April 19th, 2012, 1:00 pm

STEM Fields: Something’s Gotta Give

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) We hear it all the time: why are women still so underrepresented in science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) fields? There are scientific fields in which women are plentiful, such as medicine, and though it’s true that women remain grossly under-represented in engineering and computing, things are changing – perhaps […]

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