Archive for February 2013

February 28th, 2013, 1:00 pm

Breaking Through Resistance: Achieving More by Overcoming Your Blocks

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) Do you find yourself repeatedly facing a particular type of task or experience that you just don’t want to deal with? What is it that keeps us stuck in some areas, unable to move forward even when we desperately want to do so? According to the American Psychological Association’s Stress [...]

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February 28th, 2013, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Beverly Anderson, Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer Financial Services Group, Wells Fargo

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) According to Beverly Anderson, Executive Vice President and Head of Wells Fargo Consumer Financial Services Group, one of the most important lessons she has learned during her career is what it means to be a leader. “I got some really good advice a few years ago from one [...]

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February 27th, 2013, 1:30 pm

Time to Rebuild: What to Do If Your Personal Brand is Killing Your Career

Contributed by CEO Coach Henna Inam Do you have a personal brand? Trust me. We all do. “It’s what they say about you when you’ve left the room,” says the CEO of Amazon, Jeff Bezos. But what if what they’re saying about you is killing your career? I had an executive coaching client who was [...]

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February 27th, 2013, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Paula Anderson, Partner, Litigation, Shearman & Sterling

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) At just 36, Paula Anderson, a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s litigation practice, has already earned a national reputation, having been named to Crain’s NY Business Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list and having received the National Organization for Women’s 2012 Women of Power and Influence Award. It is [...]

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February 26th, 2013, 6:00 am

Movers & Shakers: Latasha Brown, Senior Manager, Assurance, PwC

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Latasha Brown, Senior Manager, Assurance, at PwC says she is cautious about speaking for all women in accounting when it comes to the challenges associated with gender or race. “But,” she continued, “I can certainly speak for myself, and the experiences of my close associates and colleagues. And [...]

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February 25th, 2013, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Dayle Davison, Managing Director, Citi Private Bank

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Dayle Davison, Managing Director at Citi Private Bank, spoke enthusiastically about the importance of networking – particularly for African American professionals. “Are there challenges for African Americans and women in this industry?” Davison asked. “Sure. But I don’t think they are as prevalent as they might have been [...]

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February 22nd, 2013, 6:00 am

Movers and Shakers: Harlo Holmes, Research Fellow and Head of Metadata, The Guardian Project

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) Harlo Holmes, a Research Fellow at the Guardian Project, says she is just getting started in her career. But as a lead developer on two of the Guardian Project’s biggest endeavors – ObscuraCam and InformaCam, the latter of which just received a sizeable grant from the Knight Foundation [...]

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February 21st, 2013, 1:00 pm

Developing Multicultural Competence

By Robin Madell (San Francisco) “Everyone has a cultural lens based on their own socialization. It’s important to realize that we all make assumptions. The important task is to check that assumption for validity.” –Tonnie Martinez, PhD, Assistant Professor, Kansas State University It’s impossible to avoid unconscious biases, and being able to recognize and work [...]

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February 21st, 2013, 6:00 am

Voice of Experience: Anne Robinson, Chief Counsel, Global Commercial Services and U.S. Consumer Travel, American Express

By Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) After graduating with Honors from Hampton University, Anne Robinson went on to study law at Columbia Law School. She joined the law firm of Milbank Tweed, and then moved to an in house role at Deloitte Consulting before joining American Express. What attracted her to the company, she [...]

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February 20th, 2013, 1:00 pm

The Praise Paradox: Why Praise Doesn’t Always Lead to Confidence

Contributed by Tara Sophia Mohr Growing up, I was often told I was a “great writer.” In school, when I handed in essays, short stories, or research papers, I usually got them back with an A at the top. I even won writing contests and awards. For a while, I felt confident about my abilities. [...]

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