Archive for November 2012

November 30th, 2012, 6:00 am

Women Who Care Too Much (About Work)

Contributed by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster We are frequently told by CEOs that their female employees are the best performers because they care so deeply and take such pride in their work. This is not surprising. Relational by nature, most women join companies with the desire to be part of a team, to connect [...]

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November 29th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Movers and Shakers: Joi Gordon, CEO, Dress for Success Worldwide

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Joi Gordon, CEO of Dress for Success Worldwide, is a strong believer in women helping women – and she’s happy to help dispel some of old stereotypes about female leaders. “Some twenty years ago, there was a perception that women weren’t nice to each other,” Gordon said. “When [...]

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November 29th, 2012, 6:00 am

Three Critical Factors for Career Advancement in Technology

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Recently, The Glass Hammer hosted its Third Annual Women in Technology networking event, sponsored by American Express. Our panelists discussed how they advanced through the ranks to become senior leaders within their organizations. Moderator Jennifer Christie, Chief Diversity Officer at American Express, noted that while each woman had [...]

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November 28th, 2012, 1:30 pm

Five Leadership Practices to Make Work Transitions Easier

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam Are you going through a work transition or contemplating it? Unhappy in your current role but feel stuck or unsure about what to do next? The economy has many people going through transitions right now. True story. A senior level sales leader came to me 12 months ago very [...]

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November 28th, 2012, 9:00 am

Questions are Our Best Friends

Contributed by John Keyser, Founder and Principal of Common Sense Leadership Have you heard this quotation from Rudyard Kipling? “My six best friends’ names are Who, What, Where, When and Why.” As a leadership consultant and coach who emphasizes the value of purposeful questions, I’d like to change the quotation. In business, it’s more apt [...]

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November 27th, 2012, 9:00 am

Women Prefer Jobs with Clear Rules on Negotiation

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) A new working paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research suggests that women are more likely to apply for jobs where negotiation is explicitly anticipated. The study supports a theory that women prefer work environments with an unambiguous set of rules about compensation, whereas men tend [...]

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November 26th, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Angela Raitzin, Managing Principal and Head of New York Office, Morton Capital Management

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Angela Raitzin, Managing Principal and Head of the New York Office of Morton Capital, says she is dedicated to encouraging women to join and stay in the financial industry. “I think, particularly as a more senior woman, you have to make time for mentoring. At multiple points in [...]

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November 21st, 2012, 6:00 am

Happy Thanksgiving from The Glass Hammer!

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) As we draw closer to the end of another year, The Glass Hammer’s team is taking time off to reflect upon the things we are thankful for. This has been a big year for us at Evolved People Media. We hosted several successful events for professional women in [...]

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November 20th, 2012, 6:00 am

Women Don’t Get as Many Big Jobs that Lead to Promotions

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to Catalyst’s latest research, women high potentials (in this case, women with MBAs) don’t receive as many career-changing jobs and assignments as men. The study tracked the careers of 1,660 male and female MBAs, and found that within a few years of graduating, men were more likely [...]

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November 19th, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Marcia Wakeman, Partner, Banking, Capco

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Marcia Wakeman, Banking Partner at the consulting firm Capco, believes strongly in the power of mentoring. After spending almost two decades in the industry, she has experienced first hand how finding the right mentor can make a difference in someone’s career. Now, she encourages seasoned women to remember [...]

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