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Women in Business Q&A: Melanne Verveer & Kim K. Azzarelli, Seneca Women

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

MELANNE VERVEER is a founder of Seneca Women and director of Georgetown University's Institute for Women, Peace and Security. In 2009, President Oba...

Women in Business Q&A: Tina Fordham, Managing Director and Chief Global Political Analyst, Citi

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tina Fordham is Managing Director and Chief Global Political Analyst at Citi. With Citi since 2003, Tina advises institutional investors and corpora...

Dear Men: Wake Up and Smell the Inequality

Adam Grant | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Adam Grant

In corporate America, 88 percent of men think women have at least as many opportunities to advance as men. Yet when you look at the actual data, women's odds of advancement are 15 percent lower than men's. Why don't men see it?

Are You Really A Coach?

Victoria A. Tiller | Posted 09.30.2015 | Business
Victoria A. Tiller

These days there are a lot of folks out there referring to themselves as coaches. There are business coaches, life coaches, spiritual coaches, financial coaches, and the list goes on and on.

What This Street Fighter Turned World Champion Taught Me

Tajci Cameron | Posted 09.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tajci Cameron

Physical fights are one thing I've always had a hard time understanding. I come from a non-violent music family. The few fist fights I witnessed gro...

Hands Down, This Is the Best Kind of Leader!

Elliot Begoun | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

I will use interchangeable pronouns in my description, since gender has no bearing on my view of what constitutes an ideal leader. I will list out below the key building blocks of that leader.

WATCH: Motivated Autistic Athlete Dunks Doctor's Diagnosis

HooplaHa | Posted 09.29.2015 | Good News

You know those triumphant stories that make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? This is one of them.

How Mentoring Will Help You Perform

Rosalind Cardinal | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Rosalind Cardinal

Increasingly now in the Information Age, when we want answers we can find them everywhere. Online we find expert videos, blogs, articles and white papers, and offline there are books, newsletters and magazines.

The 5-Step Process for Implementing a Companywide Mentoring Program

Jamilah Corbitt | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Jamilah Corbitt

When done properly, mentoring is an effective leadership development tool that can increase employee retention and engagement. The mark of a true leader is measured by his or her ability to create more leaders. If you invest in your employees, they will invest in your company.

No, You Can't Pick My Brain, But I'll Talk to You Anyway

Adam Grant | Posted 09.29.2015 | Business
Adam Grant

Call it the Law of Unexpected Utility. By definition, you cannot know when you meet someone today where that person will land tomorrow. If you make every decision by asking "What will I get in return?" you'll miss out on these moments of serendipity.

Women in Business Q&A: Tori Swaim, CEO and Founder, New Arrivals Inc and My Baby Sam Inc

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.15.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tori Swaim is CEO & Founder of New Arrivals, Inc. and My Baby Sam, Inc., both manufacturers of baby and children's bedding and room décor. New Arriv...

Women in Business Q&A: Amy Rodbell, Founder and Creative Director, Swell Caroline

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Amy Rodbell is founder and creative director of the preppy jewelry and monogram accessories brand, Swell Caroline. Based in Atlanta's posh Buckhead ...

Mentoring Is Desparately Needed in the Black Community

Matt Drayton | Posted 09.28.2015 | Black Voices
Matt Drayton

Having served as Executive Director of a nonprofit that provides mentoring services to minority boys, and having been a mentor to three African American boys, I believe mentoring is needed in the African American community now more than ever before.

The Importance of Finding the Right Mentor

Nellie Akalp | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

If there's one thing I've learned over my career as an entrepreneur it's that good things are rarely accomplished alone. Success often hinges on getting the right advice or support from the right people.

Launching Leaders: The Power of All-Girls Schools

Christine Fruechte | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business
Christine Fruechte

I recently attended my 30th high school reunion. It seems like just yesterday Wham!, Madonna and Chaka Khan were topping the music charts, typing class was required, and Ronald Reagan was president.

Opportunity Doesn't Knock for All

Ellen Magnis | Posted 09.25.2015 | Education
Ellen Magnis

Not every student's destination is college, but don't we owe it to our world to expand opportunities for high school students who want to bring their gifts to the world? Let's work together to inspire and empower students to dream bigger and reach higher.

Women in Business Q&A: Jennifer Berson, President and Founder, Jeneration PR

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jennifer Berson is the President & Founder of Jeneration PR, a Public Relations & Social Media Marketing firm specializing in promoting beauty, baby...

3 Valuable Lessons Game of Throne's Arya Stark Taught Us About Career Mentorship

Crystal Marsh | Posted 09.23.2015 | Business
Crystal Marsh

While your ambitions likely (hopefully) vary drastically from those of Arya Stark from Game of Thrones, her character provides an impeccable model for the power of career mentoring. Here are some lessons in life-changing mentorship, courtesy of Arya Stark.

When Adults Don't Quit on Youth, Youth Won't Quit on Themselves

America's Promise Alliance | Posted 09.21.2015 | Education
America's Promise Alliance

Seeing what happened to him, and to so many others, taught me a tough lesson: Without the presence of caring adults and support systems, students often leave the public school system feeling unwanted and rejected.

Thriving in College: The Power of Relationships

Adam Weinberg | Posted 09.21.2015 | College
Adam Weinberg

In another endless season of rankings and scorecards, I continue to marvel at how often we measure everything except the things that seem to matter most for student learning. Too often, debates about education focus on the components: courses, books, majors, co-curricular activities, and strategic plans. But it would be a mistake to reduce colleges to these parts.

Women in Business Q&A: Toma Clark Haines, Chief Executive, The Antiques Diva

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.21.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Toma Clark Haines is the Chief Executive of The Antiques Diva, Europe's largest antiques touring and sourcing company. As an American who has lived a...

Women in Business Q&A: Marnie Rustemeyer, Founder and CEO, Billow Pillow

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.18.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Marnie Rustemeyer is the founder and CEO of Billow Pillow - conceived, designed and created following her diagnosis with the BRCA (breast cancer) gene...

Women in Business Q&A: Blair Blackwell, Manager, Education and Corporate Programs, Chevron

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.17.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Blair Blackwell is manager of Education and Corporate Programs at Chevron Corporation, a position she has held since December 2012. In this role, Blac...

Silent Mentors: Quietly Go It Alone Without Being Alone

Wallace J Nichols | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Wallace J Nichols

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves. -- Steven S...

Ash, Smoke and Learning to Lead

Elliot Begoun | Posted 09.15.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

Amidst the tragedy of the raging wildfires in the mountains of Northern California, under a soft rain of ash and the drifting pungent smell of wood smoke, an intrepid group of twenty-four people assembled to start a year long leadership program.