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What Women Are Better at Than Men, According to Brain Science

Daniel G. Amen, M.D | Posted 05.04.2013 | Women
Daniel G. Amen, M.D

Females are neurologically well-equipped to lead, manage and help us resolve the major problems of the world. By understanding and honoring the female brain, we can empower girls and women to use their brains to change the world.

What Women Know About Leadership That Men Don't

Tony Schwartz | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business
Tony Schwartz

Empathy proved especially difficult for me whenever I felt vulnerable. My instinctive response was to protect myself, most often with aggression. I equated aggression with safety, and vulnerability with weakness. Today, I recognize the opposite is often true.

Add Women, Remove the Risk: Why Women Should Have a Place in Your Investment Portfolio

Linda Miller | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Linda Miller

What do women bring to the table that makes their companies more likely to thrive? Is it just about women, or particular kinds of women? Are women a sign of something bigger at work in a company's culture?

SugarSync CEO: Stereotypes Are a Problem -- Women Need to Raise Their Hands More

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.25.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

SugarSync CEO Laura Yecies doesn't buy into the notion of generalizations or stereotypes. But what, then, is holding women back from attaining CEO positions?

The Next Steve Jobs...

Lindsey Mask | Posted 09.20.2012 | Business
Lindsey Mask

Why is it that every time I thought about who the next Steve Jobs would be, I pictured a man? Perhaps the real battle is within all of us, men and women. There is an underlying psychology at play, even if by accident, whereby we don't think to picture a woman in these roles.

Do You March to the Beat of Your Own Drum? Female CEO Tena Clark Does...

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Tena's passion, drive, creativity, chutzpah and refusal to buy in to popular notions of what women can -- and "cannot" -- do helped shape her life from Mississippi farm girl to CEO and founder of DMI Music & Media Solutions.

Why Women Slackers Are More Productive at Work

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 07.15.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

In an ideal world, companies would pay for performance and performance usually equals outcomes -- not hours worked. Who's to say that when you're sitting at your desk in your office you're actually doing meaningful work?

Being a Mom Doesn't Hurt Your Chances of Being a CEO -- It Can Actually Help Them!

Perry Yeatman | Posted 07.11.2012 | Women
Perry Yeatman

I can say that I am confident being a mom can make you a better and ultimately more successful professional. Here are 10 things being a mom taught me that make me better at work.

Investors Less Likely to Back Women-Led Ventures

Posted 05.09.2012 | Women

Businesses trying to raise money by going public may have a tough time finding investors if a woman is at the helm, a new study shows. Researchers a...

Bianca Bosker

Fortune 500 List Boasts More Female CEOs Than Ever Before | Bianca Bosker | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology

This year's Fortune 500 has made history with the female 18. The 2012 ranking of the 500 largest corporations in the United States includes a recor...

Sage Group CEO Says: Women Execs, Keep a Foot in the Door

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 06.26.2012 | Money
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

"If there's one thing I would say to women who are stepping out of the workforce, it's 'Keep a toe in. Just keep a toe in,'" advised Cara France, who should know. She's CEO of a firm that provides high-level marketing and business consultants.

No Experience? Think Again! Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur: Street Cred

Michele Colucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Michele Colucci

We women spend a lot of time working for our family, for our friends and for our passions. We need to take ownership of our successes, experiences, and accomplishments in our "other" jobs.

WATCH: The 10 Most Powerful Women In The World

Posted 02.27.2012 | World

From the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the FLOTUS, we've chosen some heavy-hitters to make our list of the top 10 most-powerful women in the worl...

The "F-word": Closing the Gap Between Female-Dominated Startups in a Male-Dominated Industry

Erin Flynn | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Erin Flynn

You don't have to wear pink designer clothes, resemble Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde, or say "like" between every sentence to build a fashion startup. It's clear that the world of fashion is a multi-billion dollar industry with just as many tech opportunities as any other business.

Has a Woman Ever Created a Billion-Dollar Company?

Amy Schrier | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Amy Schrier

We all know women have had billion-dollar ideas. But it is challenging to go from billion-dollar idea up the long and arduous path of venture capitalist acceptance than ends in billion-dollar company. And not one woman has made it yet.

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.

Is It Okay For A Female Boss To Bake At Work?

She Takes On The World | Posted 02.16.2012 | Women

This is an odd question, but one I think needs to be addressed. Cookies, cupcakes, muffins, fudge - nearly everyone loves baked goods, so it is unders...

Women Entrepreneurs and Female Stereotypes

Karin Kamp | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business
Karin Kamp

How could an organization devoted to inspiring the next generation of women entrepreneurs get caught up in allegedly reinforcing stereotypes?

The Seat Next to Me Is Open

Women 2.0 | Posted 04.09.2012 | Technology
Women 2.0

Women have to overcome the insecurities that appear when there is a perception of somehow falling behind others. We have to realize that there's room for everyone at the table and that we all won't take the same path to get there.

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."

Does Brain Science Prove That Companies Need Female Leaders?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.13.2012 | Women
Rebecca Shambaugh

The bottom line is this: Better balanced leadership leads to better business results. But after all these years, women still only account for a mere 14 percent of senior leadership.

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.

Female CEO Shows: When You Can't Beat 'Em, Fool Them!

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Rather than fighting the system, Mary decided to play their game. She went to a large acting agency and combed through hundreds of headshots of men. She was looking for the seasoned "corporate" type who might be able to play the role of president of her company.

The Voicemail That Rang Around the World

Tereza Nemessanyi | Posted 12.28.2011 | Women
Tereza Nemessanyi

There's some serious ratio-changing happening in the leadership of blue-chip tech America, and it's based on merit. For a moment, let's pause to be thankful. And then let's go kick some ass.