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Sponsorship of FIFA: a new front in Gulf political rivalry

James Dorsey | Posted 01.04.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Lurking in the background of world soccer body FIFA's talks with Qatar Airways to replace its Dubai rival Emirates as a sponsor is the escalating hostility between Qatar and the United Arab Emirates as a result of their divergent attitudes towards political Islam.

Small NGOs Are the Core of Systemic Change

Barry Segal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Barry Segal

Besides measuring graduation rates and enrolment in university, I measure our success in how students give back to their communities, by starting girls' empowerment programs, mentoring younger students and actively participating in the EFAC community service program.

Which Tech Companies Are Ahead of the Curve in Women's Leadership?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.05.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

While it will clearly take some time before such strategies result in widespread change throughout the industry, here are some companies that are off to a good start.

Take a Deeper Dive -- An Examination of Executive Conscience

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 08.11.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

To understand why things are the way they are, you must delve deeper. You have to examine the mindsets and underlying issues within a corporate culture to find out what's behind the bottlenecks

Mentors and Sponsors: Why We Need Both

Mehroz Baig | Posted 05.18.2014 | San Francisco
Mehroz Baig

Mentorship and sponsorship are key aspects of workplace advancement. Many people advocate for women to seek out mentorship and sponsorship opportunities, especially earlier in their careers.

Choose to Find Her and Mentor Her

Julie Kantor | Posted 04.02.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

Recently I was talking to a new friend about sponsorship. In particular, I was talking about the need for women to sponsor younger women in their careers by championing them for internships, jobs, promotions, and fellowships with introductions and more.

7 Ways to Improve Your Email Response Rates

Simon Tam | Posted 02.18.2014 | Technology
Simon Tam

From introductions to pitches and proposals, chances are that your initial impression with someone will often be through this medium. Despite the importance of this system, few really take the time to learn it well in order to get better results.

Why Most Mentoring Programs Are a Waste of Time -- And How to Build the Next Generation of Beta Sponsorship

Dana Ardi | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Dana Ardi

Merely identifying and hiring people with the best skills isn't what will set the next generation of great companies apart from the competition. Rather the future will belong to the Betas, to those organizations that rely on collaboration and teamwork.

Ladies, We Can Do This! 6 Ways to Mentor Her, Sponsor Her, Elevate Her Career

Julie Kantor | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Julie Kantor

Share with a few girls what you do professionally and what you enjoy about your position. Speak to a classroom and share perspective about your experience as a female in the career you selected and what education you needed to get there.

Women Helping Women

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

While entrepreneurs have MoolaHoop to help them, women leaders in corporate America need to help each other. No matter where you are in the course of your career or profession, you should always be thinking of how you can support and "pull up" other women.

Opting Back In: After the Choice Comes the Challenge!

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 10.14.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Whether you are feeling "stuck" in your current career and want to advance or you are trying to resume a career you left several years ago, here's my advice.

2014 World Cup Sponsorship Rules: Humanity, Humility, Help

Andrew Speyer | Posted 09.09.2013 | Latino Voices
Andrew Speyer

It can't all be Messi, Christiano Ronaldo and Neymar as superheroes aligned with your brand. It has been the perceived arrogance of the government and FIFA that has brought people into the streets.

Moving From Conversation to Action

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

If we want to make real progress in advancing women, we are going to have to rethink the methods we've been using. Why? Because the evidence clearly shows that these traditional approaches simply aren't working.

Are Women "Leaning Back" or "Being Stung"? Why Aren't More Women Progressing in Business?

Adele Gulfo | Posted 05.15.2013 | Business
Adele Gulfo

I was recently struck by a new study released by Catalyst, titled "Good Intentions, Imperfect Execution? Women Get Fewer of the 'Hot Jobs' Needed to A...

The Other Olympics Success Story

Max Wind-Cowie | Posted 04.14.2013 | Business
Max Wind-Cowie

The Olympics and Paralympics are now (almost) universally viewed as having been an unqualified success.

Women Helping Women to Grow Their Impact

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 12.25.2012 | Women
Marilyn Nagel

In the last few years, there's been a lot of attention around mentoring and sponsorship for women, which is an exceptional way for women to support peers and up-and-comers in reaching positions of prominence.

Women in the Boardroom: Will Quotas Work?

Marilyn Nagel | Posted 12.17.2012 | Business
Marilyn Nagel

Let's face it -- the number of women on boards is a problem, and everyone knows it. Even old-school companies with homogenous leadership understand the business case for increasing the number of women on boards.

Summer Olympics Set the Example for Women in All Professions

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

While the Olympic Games are over for another two years, the Summer Games of 2012 will be remembered for setting a new mark for women athletes and their male counterparts across the globe.

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.

What Women Really Need At Work

Ilene H. Lang | Posted 03.10.2012 | Women
Ilene H. Lang

The misguided assumption that women are less ambitious than men puts companies at risk of underutilizing talented women and overlooking -- or outright dismissing them -- for key roles.

How to Build a Personal Board of Directors

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 12.08.2011 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

The mentor relationship is powerful and valuable, so cultivate it wisely and be mindful of how you can help others and continue the circle of wisdom by becoming a mentor yourself.

Laura Stampler

Who's Advocating For You At Work? | Laura Stampler | Posted 10.17.2011 | Women

We've heard it before: long hours, a strong work ethic and stellar performance no longer guarantee your rise on the corporate ladder -- if they ever d...

Is J. Rios the Tiger Woods of Formula Racing?

Arminda Figueroa | Posted 10.10.2011 | Latino Voices
Arminda Figueroa

What will it take for America to notice a young, Hispanic teen whose dream is to become the number one Formula 1 Racer? While most teens are trying to get their driver's license, J. Rios is about to revolutionize the racing scene.

Laura Gottesdiener

Maya Moore Jumps On Exclusive Jordan Brand | Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 07.20.2011 | Sports

Maya Moore will be rocking new kicks from a very exclusive sponsor when she steps onto the court for the Minnesota Lynx’s first preseason game again...

Putting a Girls' Education Spin on National Poetry Month

Tammy Tibbetts | Posted 06.20.2011 | Impact
Tammy Tibbetts

Never underestimate the potential of a tweet.