Archive for May 2012

May 31st, 2012, 1:00 pm

Addressing Work-Life Challenges in Asia

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to the latest report by Catalyst, work-life fit is a key issue in Asia – for women and men. In fact, the research – which polled almost 2,000 high potential employees of US or European multinationals working in Asia – revealed that 89% of women and 91% [...]

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May 31st, 2012, 6:00 am

Women Abroad – How to Get the Most from an International Assignment

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) Rosalie L. Tung is all too familiar with the challenges that women face when it comes to international assignments. As the Professor of International Business at Simon Fraser University in Canada, Tung has devoted countless hours to researching and writing about these challenges, but they may not be what you [...]

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May 30th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Challenging Stereotypes at This Year’s NCWIT Summit

By Jessica Titlebaum (Chicago) Understanding and breaking stereotypes was a hot topic at the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Summit last week in Chicago.  The NCWIT was established in 2004 with support from the National Science Foundation to increase the amount of women in computing and technology. NCWIT does not consider themselves a [...]

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May 30th, 2012, 6:00 am

How Telling Your Story Can Make You A Better Leader

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam One of my clients is taking on a new CEO role. The company has gone through some tough challenges and changes and she wants to find a way to connect with the people that she will be leading in a way that is authentic. She wants to lower the [...]

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May 29th, 2012, 6:00 am

Women of Vision Share Successes – and Failures – with Tech’s Up-and-Comers

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) “By the end of the speeches, you’re going to feel like you haven’t done anything in your career!” This was a statement overheard several times in passing from attendees earlier this month at the seventh annual Women of Vision Awards Banquet in Santa Clara, California, held by the Anita Borg [...]

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May 28th, 2012, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Susan Bulkeley Butler, Founder and CEO of SBB Institute for the Development of Women Leaders

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “Be responsible for who you are and what you want to be and make it happen,” advised Susan Bulkeley Butler, founder and CEO of the SSB institute for the Development of Women Leaders. This is advice Butler herself has lived – after being the first woman professional hired [...]

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May 25th, 2012, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: Theresa Payton, President and CEO, Fortalice

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to Theresa Payton, President and CEO of Fortalice and co-author of Protecting Your Internet Identity: Are You Naked Online, one of the most important things she has learned throughout her career sounds simple, but it’s something many women find challenging. “Saying no sometimes is actually okay. It’s [...]

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May 24th, 2012, 11:30 am

Voice of Experience: Dana Kromm, Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions Group, Shearman & Sterling

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Graduating from law school at the University of California, Davis in 2001, Dana Kromm found herself at the “tail end of the tech boom.” But the rising M&A star at global law firm Shearman & Sterling LLP in San Francisco has more than made up for her late [...]

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May 24th, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Minerva Tantoco, Executive Director, Client Facing Technology, UBS

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “My path could not have been predicted early in my career,” said Minerva Tantoco, Executive Director of Client Facing Technology at UBS. “If I’d known it was just following your interests and passions and just doing them well, I think I’d have had a lot less stress.” “Just [...]

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May 23rd, 2012, 1:00 pm

Your Next Tech Career: Big Data

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “There are a couple of big trends that happen every ten years or so in technology,” said Nancy Cooper, member of the Board of Trustees of the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology and retired Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CA Technologies. “It was [...]

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