Arthur Gelb, who died in New York Tuesday at the age of 90, taught me the most valuable lesson I ever learned during my two decades at the New York Times.
Abramson was the first woman to lead the New York Times. Like many men in leadership positions, her management style has been described as brusque, autocratic, mercurial
Tears are an outlet of emotion, and it's usually less destructive than when those emotions are vented through anger. Why is it seen as a sign of strength for a male to have bursts of anger but when women release their emotions, everyone works very hard to shut them up?
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It's still the Old Boys' Club that we women forget to consider when we keep trying to do our best work, ridiculously thinking that if we can only get it right, our bosses, the guys at the top, will recognize us and reward us. But since that hasn't happened, we'd better wise up.
Female executives are generally acknowledged to be victims of the "double bind"; if they act too feminine, then they're not taken seriously, but if they act too masculine, then they're universally hated by both the men and women who work under them.
As quickly as the public rallied around Jill Abramson when it was reported that she was fired shortly after raising concerns about pay equity, it is a...
I'm left to ponder if it's my big gay voice, or the way I dress, or the way I flail my hands during presentations that might put others off or deterred my ability to fit into the traditional executive mode.
Women are the backbone of today's food media. And yet, the women reporting on this issue area don't always get the attention they deserve.
When the bulletin crossed my cellphone Wednesday evening announcing that Jill Abramson -- The New York Times' first female executive editor -- had been fired, I couldn't helping thinking of another editor at another newspaper, one from here in Louisville.
It's a complicated story, with issues of gender, leadership style, and office and personal politics. What does it all mean?
Abramson is a former investigative journalist. I suspect she will be using those skills, and her literary connections in the future, to do some writing on what happens to "pushy" broads in powerful positions.
Arthur: Ah Jill, my favorite New York Times, 60-year-old woman journalist, come on in! Jill: Wish you wouldn't call me that, but hey, why did you want to see me?
Abramson is not the first woman to be faced with this situation, nor will she be the last. In all of this media chaos surrounding this issue, it's essential to remember that being paid fairly is not the necessarily being paid equally.
He's focused and ambitious; she's intense and driven. He stands on principle; she's inflexible.
My commitment to organics is to make sure I do my part to leave my children with a better, healthier planet. It's not just about today and this moment -- rather, it's about doing things with expanded thought and an interest in seeing a healthier future.