Archive for December 2012

December 21st, 2012, 6:00 am

Happy Holidays from The Glass Hammer

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) As the end of the year approaches, The Glass Hammer will be taking an editorial break for the holidays. We will return Wednesday, January 2 with new articles to inform, empower, and inspire you for the year ahead. In the meantime, we hope that you will also take […]

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December 20th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Women Leaders Share Wisdom at Second Annual Toigo Groundbreakers Summit

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Last week, the Toigo Foundation held its Groundbreakers Summit for female leaders. While this was just the second annual summit, the Foundation has worked for over two decades to bring diversity to the financial sector. That’s why Toigo Alumna Nicole Pullen Ross, Managing Director and Mid-Atlantic Region Head […]

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December 20th, 2012, 6:00 am

Leadership and Authorization: Our Publisher’s 2012 Year End Review

By Nicki Gilmour, Founder and CEO of The Glass Hammer Last week saw a flurry of activity around women’s progress at work. It was a fitting end to a year that has been coined the Year of the Woman, due to increased female political representation here in the US and perhaps due to a few […]

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December 19th, 2012, 1:00 pm

Fast Contributors Make More Money than Fast Learners – Which One Are You?

Contributed by Melissa Llarena Conversations with 15 executives, many who earn more in one hour than some employees make annually, revealed that progressing toward important goals commands more money than simply being a fast learner. I find that many aspiring career changers focus on their ability to quickly learning complex subjects while hiring managers unanimously […]

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December 19th, 2012, 6:00 am

Say “No” with Power and Grace

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam I have a confession to make. I am not exactly an expert in saying “No.” I spent the entire day recently running from one meeting to another. It was Sunday. I was taught early on that it’s impolite to say “No.” A lot of my executive coaching clients have […]

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December 18th, 2012, 6:00 am

Women Explore New Derivatives Landscape at First Annual WILD Symposium

By Jessica Titlebaum, President, Women in Listed Derivatives The derivatives industry will come out stronger from the past year’s challenges. Dodd Frank legislation was keeping people up at night, MF Global failed, and then the industry was hit with Peregrine Financial Group. It’s enough to shake anyone in their boots, some of them even high […]

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December 17th, 2012, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Stephanie Breslow, Partner & Co-Head of Investment Management Group, Schulte Roth & Zabel

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) “You really have to take charge of your career,” began Stephanie Breslow, Partner & Co-Head of the Investment Management Group at Schulte Roth & Zabel. The reason, she explained, is because while partners or senior people may take an interest in you, you have to leverage that interest […]

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December 14th, 2012, 6:00 am

A Conversation with Young Women in Business

Contributed by John Keyser, Founder and Principal of Common Sense Leadership I had the privilege two weeks ago of conversing with Georgetown Women in Business, a club formed by women in the MBA programs at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. They all had worked at least four years in the corporate world before coming […]

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December 13th, 2012, 1:30 pm

5 Tips to Handle Stress During the Holidays

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) You know the drill: the holidays are here again already, and not only must you keep up with everything already on your plate, but you must somehow add another long list of holiday-related deliverables. The combination of everyday stressors (like juggling end-of-year work projects and client meetings) with seasonal-specific ones […]

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December 13th, 2012, 6:00 am

Make Your Voice Heard: How Can Companies Help Women in Tech Achieve Their Career Goals?

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) We are pleased to announce the next phase of our research on women in technology. Help us develop innovative solutions that help women advance while also enabling companies to get the most out of all their employees. Click here to begin our confidential and anonymous 10-minute survey. At […]

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