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.
Profit is just the financial gain that an organization generates and has always been the primary measure of success. When it comes to the future of work money will no longer be the primary success factor that organizations are measured by.
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.
Like many of you, I spent the evening with Ellen on this Sunday night (Oscar telecast). But while you were watching her deliver pizza to Meryl Streep and retweeting her selfies, I was thinking about how great an Executive Director she would be.
A recent Government Accounting Office report found that the number of women managers increased only 1 percent between 2000 and 2007. Why such a small increase? The acronym WOMEN can remind us of the barriers still to overcome.