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Female Executives

Is 'Work-Life Balance' a Dangerous Lie?

Mark Morford | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Morford

Most executives come and go like drones. Their towering self-importance -- to which all of society sadly contributes -- is only matched by their imminent and nearly instantaneous irrelevance.

4 Types of Bias Women Still Face at Work, 60 Companies Are Doing Something About It

Jennifer Owens | Posted 04.06.2014 | Women
Jennifer Owens

Only recently, as my own influence has grown, have I realized the degree to which unconscious bias still keeps women out of leadership roles.

Stay-at-Home Dads? Yeah, It Might Just Work

Lynda Bekore | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Lynda Bekore

The secret is out. When it comes to women hitting the corporate glass ceiling, the elephant in the room has broken through. Women can have it all... as long as they have a wife at home to take care of the kids.

Please Stay, Christine Day!

Julie Buckner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Julie Buckner

lululemon, please bring back Christine Day! Ms. Day, 51, who announced in June that she'd be stepping down as soon as a successor was named, is still acting in her capacity as CEO. But she's been rather quiet lately.

The 'Women' Effect: Women Have More Influence on Men's Behavior Than Previously Thought, and It's Changing Corporate America

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Kay Koplovitz

I have not lost faith in the influence women have on men, and finally this influence is working its way into the corner office as to the value that women bring to performance.

Does This Get Women Into The C-Suite?

Posted 06.19.2013 | Women

Are girls who play team sports more likely to end up in C-suite positions? Apparently so. This week, accounting firm Ernst & Young released the...

CEO Series: Female Tech Executive Talks About Her Rise to the Top

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

"You've got to develop the courage of your convictions. I think you have to be willing to take some risks and some gambles, and to maybe take an unpopular position because you really think it's the right thing to do. I'm very willing to have open, frank conversations that other people just aren't willing to have. "

The Truth About "Queen Bees" In The Workplace, From Sheryl Sandberg (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Is the "Queen Bee Phenomenon" a real thing? Facebook COO and author Sheryl Sandberg sounded off when she joined me on Mondays With Marlo. In the past,...

Building the Truvia Brand: The Sweet Taste of Success with a Woman's Touch

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

How do you take a brand and turn it from nothing to number two in less than five years? Zanna McFerson did just that with Truvia.

The Balancing Act

Joanna Riley Weidenmiller | Posted 04.16.2013 | Business
Joanna Riley Weidenmiller

The tech boom is back and thriving -- there are still lots of uncharted territories, unclaimed stakes and rules that are still being figured out, but the crowd looks a little different. Women are more visible, and although there are still a ways to go, new female pioneers are becoming the norm.

Stella and Chewy's Founder and President on Making the Jump from Fashion to Pet Food

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 03.23.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Marie Moody, Founder and President of Stella & Chewy's, a multi-million dollar pet food company, reflected on her company's history as we were sitting in a café in New York City.

The Boardroom Series: You're on the Board... Now What?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

The bottom line is this: Stretching yourself too thin will not allow you to put your best foot forward and splitting your time between too many boards can prove to be very challenging (even for the most experienced board members).

Major Financial Firm Gets A Female CFO

AP | Posted 11.21.2012 | Women

NEW YORK -- Marianne Lake is the new chief financial officer of JPMorgan Chase, the nation's largest bank. Lake is currently chief financial officer ...

The Boardroom Series: What's Holding Women Back From Getting on the Board?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 01.20.2013 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Women may be chipping away at the glass ceiling, but when it comes to elbowing our way into the boardroom, progress is painfully slow.

Add Women, Remove the Risk: Why Women Should Have a Place in Your Investment Portfolio

Linda Miller | Posted 11.13.2012 | Business
Linda Miller

What do women bring to the table that makes their companies more likely to thrive? Is it just about women, or particular kinds of women? Are women a sign of something bigger at work in a company's culture?

Former Cisco Executive Shows Executive Women the Value of Networking

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 12.03.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Pop quiz: What do IBM, Pepsi-Co, Dupont, Campbell Soup, Xerox and Kraft Foods have in common? They're all led by female CEOs. In fact, with the appointment of Marissa Mayer as CEO and President of Yahoo! in July, women have upped their game on the Fortune 500 list, with 20 female CEOs among the ranks.

Would You Drop Everything to Pursue Your Dream Career?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 10.28.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Tena Clark had it all: a house on a golf course, a BMW and a fancy job at Sunburst Productions, a company that she founded which grew to become one of the largest booking agencies in the south. But she left it all and headed to Nashville to pursue her dreams.

Do You March to the Beat of Your Own Drum? Female CEO Tena Clark Does...

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 10.14.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Tena's passion, drive, creativity, chutzpah and refusal to buy in to popular notions of what women can -- and "cannot" -- do helped shape her life from Mississippi farm girl to CEO and founder of DMI Music & Media Solutions.

Focus on Mayer's Leadership -- Not Her Baby Bump

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

With last week's announcement of new Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, the balance tips in executive women's favor as another power female takes the reins in Silicon Valley.

Investors Less Likely to Back Women-Led Ventures

Posted 05.09.2012 | Women

Businesses trying to raise money by going public may have a tough time finding investors if a woman is at the helm, a new study shows. Researchers a...

Calling All Female Executives: How to De-Fang a Bully (Part 4)

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 06.30.2012 | Business
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Many men know how to easily bait you and press your buttons in a way that causes you to take the bait, go off balance, become submissive or defensive. When that happens it becomes very difficult to remain a lady.

To Get More Women in the Boardroom, We Need More Men at Home

Frances Rosenbluth | Posted 05.14.2012 | Business
Frances Rosenbluth

In the U.S. women occupy fewer than 15% of the seats on corporate boards, and only 2.6% of chief executive offices of Fortune 500 companies. In Europe, the numbers are even worse. But for women to really get ahead in the boardroom, we need a quota on how much time men spend helping out at home.

Calling All Women Executives: Be a Little More Paranoid (Part 2)

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 04.23.2012 | Business
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Part 2 in a Calling All Women Executives Series (View Part 1) Q: What is one thing men and women in business have in common?A: They both distrust men...

Women and Emotional Intelligence: The New Paradigm in Business

Susan Liddy, M.A., PCC, CPCC | Posted 04.14.2012 | Business
Susan Liddy, M.A., PCC, CPCC

Armed with enormous emotional strength and tightly honed emotional intelligence skills, women can, and will, shift the paradigm in the business and entrepreneurial world like never before.

Women CEOs -- Are You Walking the Tightrope?

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 03.31.2012 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Several studies suggest that women walk a tightrope, or face a "double bind," in that they must be perceived as both strong and sensitive in order to get ahead.