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Executive Women

16 Inspiring Books Women Leaders Need to be Reading

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 07.26.2016 | Women
Jonha Revesencio

Currently, executive women hold about 4.6% of CEO positions in S&P 500 Companies. The list includes famous names such as General Motors' Mary Barra, P...

Overcoming The Price Of Motherhood

40 Percent and Rising | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
40 Percent and Rising

We want to be the best mothers, partners, professionals. We have high standards we can't always meet. Making time for ourselves is a small choice that has a watershed effect on all other areas of our lives.

Inspiring Quotes From 100 Extraordinary Women

Samantha Ettus | Posted 11.08.2016 | Women
Samantha Ettus

"Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement." - Golda Meir

4 Types of Bias Women Still Face at Work, 60 Companies Are Doing Something About It

Jennifer Owens | Posted 04.06.2014 | Women
Jennifer Owens

Only recently, as my own influence has grown, have I realized the degree to which unconscious bias still keeps women out of leadership roles.

To Profit, Financial Industry Needs More Women and Stronger Relationships

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

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.

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

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Sotomayor had two kernels of advice for us: "You have to be courageous in all that you do. You have to know when there's a time to fight." In other words, pick your moments and do it well.

Meet The Women Who Make Apple Awesome

Business Insider | Posted 06.05.2012 | Technology

There are no women in Apple's elite executive team and only one woman currently sits on the company's board of directors. Still, there are more than h...

For Female CEOs - Is Work/Life Balance a Myth or Reality?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

It's still a sad commentary that today, in 2012, women are faced (much more so than men) with the issue of organizing their work life in the context of their home life.

Women CEOs -- Are You Walking the Tightrope?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Several studies suggest that women walk a tightrope, or face a "double bind," in that they must be perceived as both strong and sensitive in order to get ahead.

Leadership Lessons: Don't Try to be The Smartest Person in the Room

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 03.10.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Like many successful women I've met, Sandra Peterson, CEO of Bayer CropScience, describes herself as a leader who tries to "inspire an organization to achieve a higher purpose than just making sales and profitability targets."

Bayer CropScience's Sandra Peterson: Successful Woman CEO Navigates in a Man's World

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.12.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Sandra Peterson, 52 and a New York City native, has an impressive resume showcasing her wealth of experience running product lines, businesses and entire divisions for the likes of Whirlpool, Nabisco, Merck-Medco and, finally, Bayer.

Eating Disorders And The Executive Woman

Forbes Women | Posted 11.28.2011 | Women

For a growing number of professional women, food issues take center stage mid-life. When coworkers would pop into Alison’s office at lunchtime to...

A "Hair"-oing Tale: What Does It Mean For Your Career?

Manisha Thakor | Posted 09.25.2011 | Women
Manisha Thakor

In a world where a C-suite level woman dressed authentically as herself is derided for having "look-at-me-hair," is it any wonder that so many of us women feel conflicted about standing tall in our authentic selves at work?

Reboot, Reinvent and Revive: Former Philips Manager on Carving out the Next Phase of Your Career

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 06.07.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

"Getting laid off was one of the best things that happened. I was on this train that I just never would have gotten off myself, and I was headed toward health issues of my own. I just never would have stopped."

Women and Quotas: Will It Break the (Plexi) Glass Ceiling?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Companies won't change unless someone forces them to do so. Women on boards bring higher profits, higher quality earnings, better share price growth, better decisions and higher innovation.

The New Reality -- How The Davos Man Is Being Dragged Into The 21st Century

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

The World Economic Forum kicked off this week. And this year, the press is enamored with the new quota system.

More Women Executives: It's Time for a Different Approach

Marcia Reynolds | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marcia Reynolds

We know the number of women in the workforce in the U.S. now equals the number of men. But why doesn't this fact make a difference? Maybe we're trying to influence change with the wrong people.