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Going Against the Flow: Stephanie Newby, CEO of Crimson Hexagon

Charu Sharma | Posted 03.04.2015 | New York
Charu Sharma

Stephanie Newby is Crimson Hexagon's CEO. She is also the founder of New York-based venture investment firm Golden Seeds. Her prior experience was in financial services, the majority of which was with J.P. Morgan where she headed several global businesses, including Head of eCommerce.

Will This Be the Year of the Female CEO?

Nellie Akalp | Posted 03.03.2015 | Business
Nellie Akalp

My hope is that by the time my two daughters and two sons reach adulthood, we can stop talking about the number of female CEOs and the pay gap will be closed once and for all.

Voting Pink: How the Female Economy Can Change the World

Monique Svazlian, CPCC | Posted 02.19.2015 | Impact
Monique Svazlian, CPCC

Since the feminist movement began, the power and position of women has changed drastically. Today, women not only make up 51 percent of the population, they also influence 85 percent of all consumer spending in the U.S.

CEO Engelbert's Selection a Big Deal for Gender Diversity

Susan Bulkeley Butler | Posted 02.18.2015 | Women
Susan Bulkeley Butler

Too many times, women get promoted to the next rung of the corporate ladder and they forget about the other women left behind.

Women Entrepreneurship Enters A Golden Age

Stephanie Bergeron | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Stephanie Bergeron

The pendulum of opportunity is swinging toward women willing to take business risk, work in an unsettled environment and fight for success on their own terms.

I Have Become 'That Mom'

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 10.08.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

I'm the one who shows up over three hours late for school registration and endures the rolling eyes of parent volunteers who can't imagine anything more important than standing in long lines to fill out identical information on 11 different forms.

Helping Your Office 'Thrive'

Heather Campion | Posted 09.22.2014 | Business
Heather Campion

I left Arianna Huffington's talk and went back to the office and sent an email to my team titled "After Hours Emails" asking that they not respond to them after 6 p.m. or before 8 a.m.

Proof Having A Woman CEO Is Great For Business

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Women

According to the numbers, companies with women at the top make more money. An analysis from Fortune showed that Fortune 1000 companies with female...

Why Didn't Mary Barra 'Lean In' to Respond to Matt Lauer?

Leah Singer | Posted 08.27.2014 | Media
Leah Singer

When Lauer asked the question about whether she can run a company and be a mother, why didn't she call him out on the biased nature of the question? Sadly, she missed a huge opportunity for herself and fellow female executives.

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

A CEO's Advice to the Class of 2014

Julie Smolyansky | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Julie Smolyansky

Last week, I had the surreal and humbling honor of accepting the Distinguished Alumni Award at my high school alma mater, Niles North in Skokie, IL. ...

Women CEOs: Higher Profile, Higher Risk

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

GM CEO Mary Barra had a tough time in March and April being grilled by Congress for a botched recall of 2.6 million vehicles with faulty ignition switches. But that's only one of the reasons she's in the hot seat -- and she's got company.

I Want to MASTER Entrepreneurship!

Victoria Louise Rabin | Posted 07.19.2014 | HuffPost Home
Victoria Louise Rabin

"I want to master Entrepreneurship!!" The first word that came to my mind to describe this bizarre marriage of words was - "Oxymoron." Entrepren...

9 Ways Women's Lives Have Changed For The Better Since 2005

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Women

When it comes to women's equality, we tend to focus on historical victories and present-day battles. We search for answers in the past to solve riddle...

Why Women CEOs Are Fired More Often Than Men

The Huffington Post | Amanda Duberman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Women

When we talk about gender equality in upper management, we usually talk about confidence, implicit gender bias, the "mommy penalty" and earning respec...

Why One Group of Travelers Hope I Don't Win Mother of the Year

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 07.02.2014 | Women
Lisa Abeyta

For me, one of the strangest parts of traveling for business is how much it has changed me as a mother. Gone are the days where I am accessible all day every day, and it's meant I've had to give up on the idea that I can somehow control the outcome of things happening several time zones away.

The Forbes Women's Summit: Entrepreneurship of Everything

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 10.02.2014 | Business
Sugar Rautbord

The burgeoning 2nd Annual FORBES Women's Summit, May 14-15 in New York, is in the rare position of being allowed to be highly selective assembling the Leaders and Power participants all wanting and qualified to participate.

What I Learned in My First Year as a Female Startup CEO

Yunha Kim | Posted 06.16.2014 | Technology
Yunha Kim

If you are aggressive, you are a bitch. If you are emotional, you are PMSing. If you are soft, you are too feminine. Whatever way someone finds you, they can always justify it is because you are female.

Why I Will Not #BanBossy

Maria Rodale | Posted 06.04.2014 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels With all due respect to my idols, Sheryl, Beyoncé, and the other women of t...

9 CEOs With The Worst Reputations

24/7 Wall St. | Douglas A. McIntyre and Vince Calio | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business

A good manager understands the contribution of his or her employees. In return, managers often receive the respect of their workers. And indeed, more ...

Anne Sweeney Quits Powerhouse Job to Do What? Nah!

Sonya Hamlin | Posted 05.19.2014 | Media
Sonya Hamlin

The choices aren't always forthcoming. But here is a woman who made it possible, whose responsibilities , whatever they are, will clearly all be met and taken care of if she decides to find out something else about herself.

What It Means to Be a Leader, 11 Tips

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Maria Rodale

Today I'm going to share 11 leadership tips I've come upon the hard way -- because there's only one way to leadership, and that's the hard way.

Kids at Work? Why It Works and Helps Women (and Men!) Succeed

Sabrina Parsons | Posted 03.26.2014 | Women
Sabrina Parsons

All parents are parents first and I think it is ridiculous for any employer to ever think or demand otherwise. If we create situations where parents know they are allowed to openly and publicly be parents first, then we help change the paradigm and help make the work/life balance easier for everyone.

Should CEOs Be Hot (and Should We Even Care)?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 03.23.2014 | Women
Deborah Sweeney

If we focus solely on Mayer's, or any other CEO's, beauty, does that take away from their otherwise commendable accomplishments? Are we simply pointing out what society has long drilled into our mindsets -- that life is easier when you're attractive -- or are we adding the issues of sexism as it affects the perceptions of women in business?

Think We're Alone Now? The Path of a Female CEO

Betty Liu | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Betty Liu

Wednesday marked the first day of work for Mary Barra, the newly-appointed CEO of General Motors. As she sits down for the first time in the corner office, she'll have made history as the first female chief executive of an American automaker and now, only the 23rd woman currently running a Fortune 500 company.