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Women in Leadership

ConvHERsations: Jill Dickerson

GenHERation | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business

ConvHERsations is a weekly webisode series produced by GenHERation that features interviews with female executives. This week Jill Dickerson, SVP of Programming and Development at OWN, describes how women can thrive in the entertainment industry.

How Women Can Approach Their End-of-Year Review With Confidence

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

As December approaches, thoughts turn to the office party, Secret Santa, treats in the company kitchen and, most of all, preparing for an extended break. However, for many professionals the thought of rehashing the past year at their end-of-the year review can be troubling and anxiety producing.

What Do Fortune's Most Powerful Women Have in Common?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

With the recent publication of Fortune magazine's annual ranking of Most Powerful Women (MPW), the obvious question is: what are these leaders doing right? There are 27 CEOs on the 2015 list who in aggregate control $1 trillion in stock market value.

Marissa Mayer Wants Her Execs To Commit. It Might Pay Off

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 11.10.2015 | Business

It's hard to run a public company: You're responsible to shareholders on a quarterly, if not daily, basis. When things start to fall apart, or simply...

Woman at Work: Smarten Up Your Teams to Boost Revenue -- Females are the Key

O'Brien Browne | Posted 11.02.2015 | Business
O'Brien Browne

Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.

ConvHERsations: Deborah Byers

GenHERation | Posted 10.30.2015 | Business

ConvHERsations is a weekly webisode series produced by GenHERation that features interviews with female executives. This week Deborah Byers, Managing Partner of EY Houston, shares her advice on how women can advance in business.

3 Things Successful African-American Women Do Differently in Business

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 10.28.2015 | Business
Melissa J. Nixon

"How do I grow my business to reach the seven- or eight-figure revenue mark?" For African-American women entrepreneurs, sometimes this aspirational goal can seem light years away as we watch peers who have greater access to resources that help push them past us to the finish line.

Where Are All The Women In World Politics?

Rachel A. George | Posted 10.14.2015 | Women
Rachel A. George

We must look forward to the day when such photoshopped images removing men from political leadership do not reveal empty rooms, but instead depict engaging and inclusive spaces where policy affecting women and men alike can be proposed, debated and progressed.

ConvHERsations: Jo Piazza

GenHERation | Posted 10.13.2015 | Business

ConvHERsations is a weekly webisode series produced by GenHERation that features interviews with female executives. This week Jo Piazza discusses her work as the Managing Editor of Yahoo Travel and a bestselling author.

It's Not Rocket Science to Advance Women in the Workplace

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Real change starts at the top - with leaders from influential companies coming together - and policymakers like those in California - questioning the status quo, pushing boundaries and implementing policies that truly make a difference and improve opportunities for women.

Get Help Now! When to Hire Your First Team Member

Megan Tull | Posted 10.01.2015 | Business
Megan Tull

In reality, you cannot create a highly successful business by yourself. Get help now! Focus on what drives the revenue and what you're passionate about.

YouTube's Wojcicki, Actress Jessica Alba Discuss Daughters, Diapers & Diversity in Tech

Samantha Parent | Posted 09.23.2015 | Technology
Samantha Parent

When I listened to YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki talk about how she manages raising five kids -- ages 8 months to 15 years old--- while running a multi-billion dollar company, I wanted to bow down and kiss the ground on which she walks.

Pentagon Promotes 'Lean In' Groups To Boost Women In Leadership

Reuters | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, keen to expand the number of women and minorities in military leadership, on Monda...

Advice for Women Entrepreneurs

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Lisa Abeyta

When we don't hide behind our personal obligations and actually face our fears, the growth that happens is exhilarating. And whether we succeed or fail, we learn something about ourselves -- that we can make decisions as a leader and still be okay with our relationships with those around us.

Who's in Charge? Most Teens Don't Care

Shelley Bird | Posted 08.12.2015 | Business
Shelley Bird

Ask any teenager who's the more effective leader, a man or a woman, and the majority says both. This is the finding of a recent study out of Harvard on Teens and Leadership.

The Terrible Fallout of Self-Criticism

Miriam Linderman | Posted 07.22.2015 | Women
Miriam Linderman

One of the biggest hurdles to self-confidence is that unrelenting, critical inner voice, that habitual rake-you-over-the-coals-just-for-breathing jeer that keeps you small, invisible and ashamed. Your inner voice needs to be your champion and advocate, not your persecutor.

Why Women's Only Networking Groups Are Failing Us

Eleanor Beaton | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women
Eleanor Beaton

There is a wealth of research suggesting that despite our efforts, networking continues to pose serious challenges for women. It's not that we aren't doing it. Women are attending more networking events all the time, and the number of women-only networking events grows every month.

Meet the Cunninghams

Wendy Doyle | Posted 06.24.2015 | Women
Wendy Doyle

It's so easy to get caught up working for long-term change that sometimes we forget to stop and look at the differences we're making today. That's why I'd like to stop and take a moment to tell you about a remarkable family of strong women leaders whose involvement in various Women's Foundation programs strengthens and perfectly exemplifies our mission.

Cannes 2015 #Shingerview: Lindsay Pattison, Maxus

David Shing | Posted 06.24.2015 | Media
David Shing

For me, this year's Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity all about unleashing creativity, celebrating innovation and inspiring the next generation of marketers and creatives. I kicked off the week spending some time with Lindsay Pattison, Worldwide CEO of Maxus and a 2015 Media Lions jury member. Lindsay is passionate about empowering women within her organization.

5 Ways Women Can Develop Leadership Skills

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 06.16.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Remember, your leadership is needed, you don't have to be perfect to be a leader, you just have to be passionate and authentic. The key is to seek out the resources you need, permit yourself to pursue a leadership position and empower yourself to seize it.

Is Culture of Overwork Behind Women's Stalled Advancement?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

The speculated reason why fewer women than men reach the leadership ranks has changed over time. From the early to mid-1990s, most explanations for the discrepancy at the top pointed to sexism and sexual harassment of women, according to research from Harvard Business School (HBS).

Getting More Women into Senior Management

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

I'd taken the job because I knew it would be challenging. But many of the challenges I faced had nothing to do with learning to do my actual job. One of the first things I had to do was prove my worth to people who believed I had no business on a manufacturing floor.

Stop Playing the Gender Card

Thuy Sindell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Thuy Sindell

We can take a page from the men's playbook and embrace being more masculine instead of complaining about how it's not fair. If men can "woman" up in the house in growing numbers, then women can certainly "man" up in the workplace at a faster pace. We would love to see women win this race to the finish line that is true "balance."

Why Women are the New MVPs

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 05.15.2015 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

The new MVPs -- women -- are skilled at collaborating, team building and creating organizational cultures that attract and maintain the best talent that can drive results.

The Business of Boxing: What I Learned From Mayweather

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 05.14.2015 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

I don't know about you but I would love 8 million dollars right about now. I would consider my own self crazy if I turned down a deal like that. However, unlike most, Mayweather saw the bigger picture for his dream and his career. I'm sure in that season of his career as he came closer to making his decision and even made the bigger announcement Mayweather: