Archive for August 2012

August 31st, 2012, 6:00 am

How to Satisfy Your Travel Bug and Stay Part of the Team

Contributed by Molly Meyer, co-author of It’s My Company Too! I’ve told plenty of people about running with the bulls in Pamplona. What I usually leave out is that I was the most scared I’ve ever felt in my entire life…and I’ve seen all three Paranormal Activity movies. At the San Fermin festival I thought [...]

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August 30th, 2012, 1:00 pm

So Now There are Four Glass Ceilings?

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) If you’ve been following any women’s career blogs lately, you’ll have read that the glass ceiling is dead, according to a new study by Ernst & Young. Well, not quite. In fact, according to the professional services firm’s survey of 1,000 women in the UK, the concept of [...]

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August 30th, 2012, 6:00 am

Authentic Words from Authentic Women

By Nicki Gilmour, Founder and CEO of The Glass Hammer This year, our theme has been “exploring identity at work,” and we have hosted two panels exploring what it means to be a woman and LGBT in financial services in New York and in London. Recently whilst attending and speaking at Out & Equal’s Global [...]

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August 29th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Career Coaching for Your Inner Critic

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam We all have an inner critic. She’s usually telling us: “You’re not really going to ask for that raise are you? They’ll laugh you out of the office.” “C’mon you don’t actually think you deserve that corner office, do you?” “Don’t be bragging now. Just do the work and [...]

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August 29th, 2012, 6:00 am

How to Manage Your Team with Positive Psychology

Contributed by Alexa Thompson The standard approach to corporate human resources has come a long way in the last half-century. Up until about World War II, employees were largely viewed as corporate assets—hired for their abilities, workers were expected to perform and achieve with very little attention paid to their personal development or individual well-being. [...]

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August 28th, 2012, 6:00 am

Moms-in-Law: Balancing Priorities in Parenting and Practicing Law

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) Three years ago, Rachel Smith, employment attorney and partner in the Houston office of Baker Hostetler and mother of a then-one-year-old daughter, learned the hard way that her work/life balance was seriously out of whack. Smith had been in the middle of another crazy week both at work and home: [...]

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August 27th, 2012, 6:00 am

Men Who Get It: Barton Hill, Global Head of Marketing, Securities and Fund Services, Citi

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “To be honest,” began Barton Hill, Managing Director, Global Head of Marketing, Securities and Fund Services, at Citi, “as a white male, there’s a lot that I didn’t know, that I’ve learned along the way.” When Hill was tapped to Chair the Bank’s North American Diversity Operating Committee, [...]

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August 24th, 2012, 6:00 am

Helping Young Women Lawyers Develop Global Skills

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) One of the most important lessons for younger lawyers to understand these days is the impact of globalization. The need to develop a global consciousness and comfort in working with clients around the world is growing, and growing quickly – according to Katie Larkin-Wong, an Associate at Latham [...]

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August 23rd, 2012, 12:00 pm

Voice of Experience: Edie Hunt, Chief Diversity Officer and Advising Director, Goldman Sachs

This week The Glass Hammer is publishing a series of profiles on top leaders in corporate diversity. Check back all week long to learn about the women making a difference. By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “I say this with rose colored glasses,” began Edie Hunt, Chief Diversity Officer and Advising Director at Goldman [...]

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August 23rd, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Amy Williams, Principal, Edward Jones

This week The Glass Hammer is publishing a series of profiles on top leaders in corporate diversity. Check back all week long to learn about the women making a difference. By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “I’ve always been a really driven person,” said Amy Williams, Principal at Edward Jones. “I was fortunate to [...]

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