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Calling All Female Executives: How to De-Fang a Bully (Part 4)

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Many men know how to easily bait you and press your buttons in a way that causes you to take the bait, go off balance, become submissive or defensive. When that happens it becomes very difficult to remain a lady.

To Get More Women in the Boardroom, We Need More Men at Home

Frances Rosenbluth | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Frances Rosenbluth

In the U.S. women occupy fewer than 15% of the seats on corporate boards, and only 2.6% of chief executive offices of Fortune 500 companies. In Europe, the numbers are even worse. But for women to really get ahead in the boardroom, we need a quota on how much time men spend helping out at home.

Calling All Women Executives: Be a Little More Paranoid (Part 2)

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Part 2 in a Calling All Women Executives Series (View Part 1) Q: What is one thing men and women in business have in common?A: They both distrust men...

Women and Emotional Intelligence: The New Paradigm in Business

Susan Liddy, M.A., P.C.C., C.P.C.C. | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Susan Liddy, M.A., P.C.C., C.P.C.C.

Armed with enormous emotional strength and tightly honed emotional intelligence skills, women can, and will, shift the paradigm in the business and entrepreneurial world like never before.

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.

Gender Equality: Tip-toeing to the Tipping Point

Valerie Keller | Posted 03.26.2012 | Business
Valerie Keller

What solutions are working to increase numbers of women leading in corporations and how can those be amplified and accelerated? The World Economic Forum turned out to be the perfect place to begin a deep-dive inquiry.

White Women: The Sponsors Women of Color Must Have in the 21st Century

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 03.19.2012 | Business
Trudy Bourgeois

Women simply must learn how to support other women across ALL ethnicities. This is THE way we WILL raise a collective voice of demand for eliminating the glass ceiling once and for all.

Is Occupy Good for Women?

Christine Bork | Posted 03.11.2012 | Chicago
Christine Bork

If the Occupy movement is a fight for economic equality, it should be fighting for women to earn equal pay for equal work. Occupy says our biggest problem is the growing disparity in wealth. I say women have always faced this disparity.

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.

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.

Five Things Every Woman Entrepreneur Should Know

Belinda Parmar | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Belinda Parmar

You may be waiting for the "perfect" time to start your business, but the truth is, it probably doesn't exist. It will always be daunting. The economy might be crap. You're too young, too old or your children are too young or too old. You'll make it work.

Top Women Leaders' Higher Ambition Creates Equal -- If Not More -- Value Than Men

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.04.2011 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

I applaud all higher-ambition leaders. And maybe now that the concept has made it into the Harvard Business Review, women's natural style of understated and values-based leadership will gain more respect.

Venture Capital Firm Targets Women-Led Businesses

Angie Chang | Posted 10.10.2011 | Technology
Angie Chang

Golden Seeds makes investments in early stage high growth companies led by women. We want women to have more power and influence within companies -- and ownership in them -- with opportunities to make companies great places to work for women.

Glass Ceiling: The Untold Story

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

If it will make all these male executives better, why don't we ask for input from women who care about us? From my work with executives who have opened up to me, a few reasons come to mind.

21 Companies That Have Excluded Women From Leadership

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By 24/7 Wall Street: More than half of the American workforce is comprised of women. It is well-known that they are paid less than their male counterp...

Shocking Study: 15 Percent Of Women Have Slept With Their Bosses

Harvard Business Review | Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Research out this fall from the Center for Work-Life Policy shows sponsorship to be the critical promotional lever for women in the marzipan layer, th...

The End of Men? Not So Fast

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Caryl Rivers

The "End of Men" scare stories are predicated on the female edge in college classes. But if the past is any guide, women will continue to lead in college but not in the workforce.