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An Open Invitation to Jack Welch

Nell Merlino | Posted 08.04.2012 | Women
Nell Merlino

As a man who is a role model to so many businesspeople, Jack Welch needs to understand what's really going on with women in business.

Ambition and the "B" Word

Nell Merlino | Posted 10.31.2011 | Women
Nell Merlino

Can a woman be ambitious -- in charge, driven, goal-oriented, confident, passionate -- without being labeled a bitch? In theory: Of course! In practice: Probably not any time soon.

Expanding Into Foreign Markets: Advice, Caution and Building a Strategy

Nell Merlino | Posted 07.19.2011 | Business
Nell Merlino

I often hear from small business owners who are looking for advice on how to break into and navigate international markets like China, India or even Vietnam.

Chicago Companies Must Embrace Diversity to Succeed in Global Economy

Esther J. Cepeda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Esther J. Cepeda

Minorities comprise 17% of the United States workforce, and it'll be 20% by 2016. But 95 percent of all executive-level positions in the United States are still held by white males