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Dr. Sasha Galbraith
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Dr. Sasha Galbraith is a current partner of Galbraith Management Consultants, an international consulting firm founded by her husband, Dr. Jay Galbraith, specializing in solving strategy and organizational design challenges across corporate, business unit, and international levels. Dr. Sasha Galbraith’s expertise focuses on executive women and their progression in corporate hierarchy and provides consulting services to large multi-national organizations regarding women in management and diversity issues.

Before joining Galbraith Management Consultants, Dr. Galbraith was Vice President of Wells Fargo Bank in California and spent eight years in the commercial real estate investment advisory industry. She received her Ph.D. in Economic Science from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland with her thesis, “Women-Designed Organizations: Are they Different?” Prior to receiving her Ph.D., she earned her MBA from the University of Southern California. Dr. Galbraith also holds a Bachelor’s degree in genetics from the University of California at Berkeley.

With recent studies showing the rise of women-owned businesses, Dr. Galbraith provides counsel and speaks on how women-designed businesses differ from male-designed organizations in structure, business processes, human resource practices and culture. Her research is well received by both genders in organizations who wish to retain their top producers and attract new talent.

Dr. Galbraith is the author of “Anatomy of a Business: What It Is, What It Does, and How It Works,” an entertaining look at business from every angle for the lay person. A “business book with attitude,” the 12 chapters whisk readers through the history of commerce beginning in 5000 BC with the ancient Sumerians and continuing up to complex modern-day practices. The “A Day In The Life of . . .” sections offer valuable insights for aspiring CEO’s, CFO’s, marketing managers, and business students.

Dr. Galbraith is Swiss and American and is fluent in English, French, and German.

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Learning to Believe in Herself, in High Tops or Heels

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 11:44 AM

Raised to be self-sufficient, accountable and "suck it up" when needed, Linda Drumright believed she had always been acutely self-aware.

But Drumright, the general manager of Clinical Trial Optimization Solutions at IMS Health, had that belief tested when she was confronted by a female co-worker a few years...

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Barb Moran-Goodrich Gets the Motors Running

(0) Comments | Posted March 25, 2014 | 9:24 AM

Don't tell Barb Moran-Goodrich no.

She's now CEO, president and owner of automotive service company Moran Family of Brands, but Moran-Goodrich was once told she would never run her father's company. Even though she knew the business inside and out, she was told she wasn't fit for the top job...

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For a Hint on How to Be Healthy, Just Ask Kara Goldin

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 11:01 AM

Kara Goldin, CEO and founder of Hint Water, had a drinking problem.

I was consuming products like Diet Coke and felt that I wasn't as educated as I thought. I had been tricked by things calling themselves Vitamin Water. How can it be called water when it's colored?...
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A Woman Mastering the Machine

(0) Comments | Posted February 11, 2014 | 11:41 AM

Men -- and, let's face it, a lot of women -- don't equate math, analytics and technology with women.

They obviously haven't met Sheila Talton.

The founder and CEO of Gray Matter Analytics, a Chicago-based company that builds data analytics capabilities for health care and financial organizations, Talton...

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If You Build It, She Will Come

(1) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 11:35 AM

"Lean up to the table. And you can't whisper."

The advice comes straight out of Sheryl Sandberg's playbook, but it wasn't the COO of Facebook who was uttering the phrase.

It was Annette Wilkus, and she was telling me a story about one of her employees, a young female who...

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Serial Entrepreneur Talks Leadership, Margaret Thatcher and the Importance of Taking Risks

(0) Comments | Posted December 20, 2013 | 2:45 PM

As a successful serial entrepreneur, Bettina Hein has a lot to say about how to run a business. She and her partners sold their last venture, SVOX, a speech technology software firm in Switzerland, for $125 million. Before that, while pursuing a dual law-business degree in Germany and Switzerland, she...

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The Secret Behind Rent the Runway's Success

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 12:19 PM

Why didn't someone come up with this idea before? Guys have rented tuxedos for years. Now women can rent designer evening gowns.

The two Jennifers (Hyman and Fleiss), who founded Rent the Runway after earning their Harvard MBAs, have created a wildly successful business. In four years, Rent the Runway...

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Is There a Jacqueline Welch at Microsoft?

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 2:33 PM

Now that Uncle Fester has announced his long-awaited retirement, the business media is left guessing about his successor. With its recent purchase of Nokia's handset business (and possibly its next CEO), the chattering masses have quieted down on speculation about Microsoft's next CEO. But whether that title will go to...

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CEO Series: Cynthia DiBartolo - A Tigress in a Shark Tank

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2013 | 1:39 PM

"Daddy, what will I do with myself?" Cynthia DiBartolo asked her father.

"Those doctors operated on your tongue, not your brain. Figure it out."

Cynthia DiBartolo is one tenacious Tigress, and her father's words inspired her to pick herself up from tragedy and start a business. Both the...

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CEO Series: Jacqueline Corbelli -- A Woman in the Mad Men Business

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2013 | 4:49 PM

Jacqueline Corbelli, CEO and Founder of BrightLine, is one of the most prescient, engaging and inspirational women I've ever met. Consider this: a decade ago she saw that digital technology across multiple platforms (DVD, game consoles, TVs, smartphones, tablets, and soon, smart TVs) would become THE way we...

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Ms. Fix It: Tech Startup Tackles Your Town's Pesky Problem

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 10:38 AM

Are potholes jeopardizing your coffee (and your hubcaps) during the morning commute? How about graffiti, tarnishing storefronts in your neighborhood? Or do you wonder who in the bowels of City Hall to contact to get an overflowing public trash can emptied? PublicStuff is your solution, for all of...

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To Profit, Financial Industry Needs More Women and Stronger Relationships

(0) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 1:41 PM

Who do you trust more: a used-car salesman, congressperson or your financial advisor? According to a recent survey, we trust our government about as much as we trust our financial institutions. (They didn't bother to rank used-car sales.) Today, even oil giant ExxonMobil ranks higher than banks in...

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Want to Grow Your Business? Give Back.

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2013 | 10:06 AM

The basic tenet of "giving back" should be core to the way every person and business lives and operates. I'm not that naïve -- and neither are you. Sadly, corporate philanthropy is a controversial issue (of all the issues we have to debate). But the reality is, money makes the...

Read Post Founder's Message to Women: Ask For What You Want

(1) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 4:10 PM

Megan Brown isn't the first woman to get pregnant and exit corporate life, frustrated and finished with the "rat race." But she is among the minority to have climbed the ranks of Wall Street - accepting, and actually loving, being a woman in the dog-eat-dog world of a not-so-female-friendly industry...

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CEO Series: Female Tech Executive Talks About Her Rise to the Top

(3) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 2:39 PM

When Paulett Eberhart started as a junior level accountant at Electronic Data Systems (EDS, now part of HP), she already knew she wanted to branch out into other parts of the business. At that time (1978), EDS had revenues of $300 million and approximately 3,000 employees. During the subsequent 20...

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Building the Truvia Brand: The Sweet Taste of Success with a Woman's Touch

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 10:43 AM

How do you take a brand and turn it from nothing to number two in less than five years? Zanna McFerson did just that with Truvia, which is now used to sweeten food and beverage products in more than 26 million U.S. households. Even more amazing, she did...

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor's Beloved World and Advice for Women Today

(2) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 1:33 PM

"Don't give up. The greatest obstacle to your own success is your own fear. Failure is never fun. But each time you fail, you learn something. It's often said that one should fight to the last person standing. Hey, they're still standing. And as a woman, I hope it's us."...

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Stella and Chewy's Founder and President on Making the Jump from Fashion to Pet Food

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 11:56 AM

Marie Moody, Founder and President of Stella & Chewy's, a multi-million dollar pet food company, reflected on her company's history as we were sitting in a café in New York City. In 2002, she had just been given the boot at her third fashion industry job. But this...

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Looking to Start Up Your Business? Why Entrepreneurs and Innovators Are Flocking to Colorado

(2) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 12:12 PM

For many, Colorado evokes images of wildlife, mountains, skiing and other (recently legalized) recreational activities. But did you know that Colorado, and particularly the Denver-Boulder area, is also a hub of innovation and entrepreneurial activity?

According to Startup Colorado, a regional consortium of entrepreneurs who share a...

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The Boardroom Series: You're on the Board... Now What?

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 10:06 AM

In November, Watermark honored Erna Arnesen at its "Women Who Have Made Their Mark" event. The celebration was an evening of inspiration where honorees -- Erna included, talked through their stories of personal transformation. And in a different twist, each honoree came with a sponsor and a protégé...

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