Archive for October 2012

October 31st, 2012, 1:00 pm

Is the Law Firm Leadership Track Fair?

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) The National Association of Women Lawyers and the NAWL Foundation have released [PDF] their 7th annual report on women in top law firms, and the numbers are similar to what we have seen before. Too similar, in fact. The percentage of women equity partners is only barely 15 [...]

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October 31st, 2012, 6:00 am

Women and Power: Do We Get It?

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam There is a large space between having power and being powerful. Women have historically had a love hate relationship with power. Personally, I am one of them. In some situations in my corporate career, I was in positions of great power but had a hard time exercising it. As [...]

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October 30th, 2012, 6:00 am

What Not to Say to a Pregnant Co-Worker

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) “My wife stayed home when our kids were little.” “I’m sure you’ll be checking in from home.” “We need to stick with business attire here.” These were all comments that Kathy D., Esq., from Indianapolis heard from colleagues during her two pregnancies. And she’s not alone: countless other women find [...]

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October 29th, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Joyce Ulrich, Chief Information Officer, Legg Mason

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Joyce Ulrich, Chief Information Officer at Legg Mason, is still learning to get comfortable with her position as a role model. “Some women in the firm have said to me that ‘you are a role model,’” she explained. “A role model is someone whose behavior you emulate, and [...]

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October 26th, 2012, 6:00 am

Life After Corporate: Kelly Hoey, Co-Founder, Women Innovate Mobile

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) To Kelly Hoey, business strategist and Co-Founder and Managing Director of Women Innovate Mobile, leaving her corporate job was a surprise. “I call myself an accidental entrepreneur,” she said. But, she firmly believes striking out on her own was the right choice. “I tell people this all the [...]

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October 25th, 2012, 1:00 pm

EU Quota Plan to be Revised

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Earlier this week, the EU shelved Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding’s plans for a vote on boardroom gender quotas for European companies. Reding’s suggested legislation would require all EU companies with more than 250 employees or making €50 million per year to ensure their boards were 40% female. Upon [...]

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October 25th, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Gabrielle Vitale, SVP and Chief Information Security Officer, American Express

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “As opportunities were presented over my career, I made a variety of shifts. These shifts came with unique challenges that I took on with a great deal of gusto,” says Gabrielle Vitale, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at American Express, looking back on her almost [...]

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October 24th, 2012, 12:00 pm

Movers and Shakers: Dina Powell, President, Goldman Sachs Foundation and Global Head of Corporate Engagement, Goldman Sachs

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to Dina Powell, President of the Goldman Sachs Foundation and Global Head of Corporate Engagement for the firm, it’s important to be open to new and different opportunities throughout your life. “One of the things I often say is be careful not to overplan your life. Because [...]

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October 24th, 2012, 6:00 am

Amplifying Autonomy: How Flex-Work Can Motivate Your Team

Contributed by Lisa Loehr Work/life balance is a significant issue that usually centers on women with children. While most women applaud employers for family-centric programs, there are many men and women who approach management wondering why more isn’t being done to create enhanced flexibility for all workers. Indeed, an unintended consequence of implementing family-specific programs [...]

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October 23rd, 2012, 6:00 am

A Work Life Fit for Everyone

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), work life fit, once and for all, can no longer be considered an issue that only concerns women. In fact, the survey suggested, it’s no longer an issue that only concerns parents either. The study (by the [...]

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