Archive for September 2012

September 28th, 2012, 6:00 am

Just How Much Does Emotional Intelligence Matter?

Contributed by John Keyser, Founder and Principal of Common Sense Leadership It is widely accepted that soft skills make an important difference in how people feel and respond to their boss and senior management. If they feel they are valued, appreciated and heard, they are engaged and motivated to achieve goals set out by leadership. [...]

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September 27th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Wall Street Women and the Power of Networking

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Networks can provide many means for support – a way to find out about new jobs or projects, a group of friends with whom to laugh or cry, your own private strategic advisors – and sometimes all of these things at once. The first generation of women on [...]

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September 27th, 2012, 6:00 am

Executive Acceleration: Learning from Industry Leaders

By Robin Madell, San Francisco The number of women making $100,000 or more has grown at a faster pace than it has for men in the United States according to The Washington Post, and Pew research has shown that women are the higher-income spouse in 1 of 5 marriages. Six percent of women earn at [...]

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September 26th, 2012, 1:30 pm

Why Forgiveness is an Essential Leadership Practice

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam I was with a good friend and former colleague this week and she was sharing about her family ritual of Yom Kippur (the Jewish Day of Atonement). Yom Kippur is the day when Jews try to amend their “behavior and seek forgiveness for wrongs done against God and against [...]

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September 26th, 2012, 6:00 am

Sharing Global Best Practices for Boardroom Gender Parity

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) By now, you probably know about Norway’s 40% gender quota for corporate boards. You probably also know that a number of countries in Europe are following suit, and that the UK is looking for ways to increase the representation of women in the boardroom. You may also know [...]

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September 25th, 2012, 6:00 am

Maternity Leave in the UK: What You Need to Know

Contributed by Nick Branch, Contact Law It is a well known fact that women working in the UK are legally entitled to maternity leave according to UK employment law. However, the exact details of maternity leave rights and obligations are perhaps less well known, and this can make enforcing your maternity leave rights that much [...]

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September 24th, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Cindy Davis, Shareholder, Financial Institutions Group, Greenberg Traurig

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Even when she was in high school, Cindy Davis knew what she wanted to do for her career. “I wanted be a corporate lawyer, doing deals, and advising executives,” she recalled. She went on to study accounting at the University of Massachusetts, not because she wanted to be [...]

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September 21st, 2012, 6:00 am

Intrepid Woman: A Pro Bono Secondment Leads to a New Mission in Life

Contributed by Lily Dey, Author, Coach, Accountant & Technologist In the fall of 2011, I knew that my career wasn’t progressing the way I had intended. I’ve always been ambitious, wanting to do more and more with myself, but I’d been stuck in the same role for too long and felt unable to break free. [...]

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September 20th, 2012, 12:30 pm

Women MBAs are Changing the System

By Tina Vasquez (Los Angeles) According to the GMAC Global Management Education Graduate Survey, 106,000 women took the GMAT exam last year and more than 1/3 of MBA students are women. As we’ve all heard, this means that there are more women MBAs than ever before. The problem? These highly educated women are encountering two massive [...]

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September 20th, 2012, 6:00 am

More Than a Trend: Expert Advice for Women General Counsel

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to a new survey by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, there were more female general counsel at Fortune 500 companies last year than ever before, holding 21% of the roles. Not only that, but the number of general counsel is rising faster than previously, with 23 women [...]

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