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Women in Leadership

Tech Revolution or Gender Revolution: Which Has Had a Greater Economic Impact?

Shelley Bird | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business
Shelley Bird

Over the last three decades, technology has significantly altered our economic landscape, as well as social conventions and public policy.

A Five-Step Action Plan for Women to Land a Board Seat

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Rebecca Shambaugh

Many women miss the boat because they don't understand the steps to take early in their careers to best position themselves for board membership. Here are five practical steps you can start taking today to increase your future chances of getting on a public company board...

You Selfish B*tch!

Kat Loterzo | Posted 09.04.2014 | Women
Kat Loterzo

Do you ever feel like you just can't help yourself you are SO damn selfish with your time and what you want to be doing?

Why Aren't More Women Landing Board Seats?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Whatever the primary reason behind the disturbing gap, there are concrete ways that women can better prepare themselves for board membership to overcome both of these perceived obstacles.

Now The Atlantic Should Ask: Where Are the Women Leaders in PR?

Gail Becker | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

I've never inquired because, frankly, I never thought anyone would care much about the answer. I was wrong -- and the thousands of people who shared the article on Facebook in the first 24 hours after publication make that clear. Yes, it's a great question, but perhaps I have an even more important one: Why are there so many women in PR... and yet so few women at the top?

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

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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.

10 Ways to Fight the Boys Club at Work

Sarah Cooper | Posted 08.05.2014 | Comedy
Sarah Cooper

Like most women, I'm not a man. But as a working woman in the working world, I'm surrounded by them. The fact is men are dominating every industry from software engineering to Madonna impersonating and the boys clubs ain't goin nowhere honey.

The Genie Is Out of the Bottle for Silicon Valley: Lack of Diversity

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

As the U.S. technology sector has boomed, women and minorities have largely been left behind. This is what's clear in the wake of recent disclosures on workforce demographics from a handful of tech companies.

Learning to Believe in Herself, in High Tops or Heels

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 08.17.2014 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Drumright has asked herself if she could have moved further along faster if she had learned to promote herself more -- something she believes men are much better at than women. But her answer is always the same.

Despite Regional Differences, Women Across the Globe Face Same Career Advancement Challenges

Dr. Bernice Ledbetter | Posted 07.27.2014 | Women
Dr. Bernice Ledbetter

Women make up half the workforce in nearly every developed country around the world; however, when you look at the levels of senior female leaders the...

Not Confident Enough? Reprogram Your Confidence Level

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 07.20.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

If you feel that you could be more confident, there's good news: you can make a choice to boost your level of confidence. In my last post, we discussed that having a certain degree of confidence can be one of several important factors in women's success.

Confidence Matters, But How Much Do You Need?

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 07.13.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

How important is confidence to women's career advancement? There has been growing interest in the media about how confidence may affect women's profes...

Secrets Of Successful Women Leaders

Posted 05.05.2014 | Women

By: Nicole Fallon Published: 05/02/2014 08:43 AM EDT on BusinessNewsDaily From corporate CEOs to "mompreneurs," women in high-stress, demandin...

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...

It's Never Too Late to Learn to Lead -- Without Being 'Bossy'

BJ Gallagher | Posted 06.01.2014 | Business
BJ Gallagher

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says that little girls should never be called "bossy." I disagree. Being called "bossy" has helped me become a better leader -- and a better human being as well.

Creating History: Self-Image and Women in Leadership

Verneda White | Posted 05.31.2014 | Women
Verneda White

This Women's History Month, with all the women I admire and the next generation, I hope to inspire in tow, I thank my mom for being a woman who leads, creates and stands, who embraces her bossy, and who understands that "well-behaved women rarely make history."

We're Minding the Gap, But How Do We Close It?

Donna P. Hall | Posted 05.25.2014 | Impact
Donna P. Hall

White males are only 32 percent of the population, but somehow hold almost 80 percent of the seats in Congress. Millionaires are just 4 percent of the American population, but represent more than half of Congress. This disconnect is too great to be ignored.

Barb Moran-Goodrich Gets the Motors Running

Dr. Sasha Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Dr. Sasha Galbraith

Even though she knew the business inside and out, she was told she wasn't fit for the top job -- just because she was a woman. The man who told her so? Dad himself.

Beauty May Be Skin Deep, But Criticism Is Not

Gail Becker | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

Question: WHY ARE WE STILL TALKING ABOUT HAIR? In today's world, shouldn't we be able to declare our healthy disagreement without reaching for the ceramic hair straightener?

Research: Online, the Message to Women Is Shut Up!

Caryl Rivers | Posted 04.28.2014 | Media
Caryl Rivers

While some dismiss this growing problem of online harassment as simply harmless male trolls spewing their venom, such abuse is driving women journalists off the web. Why the differential between threats to women and men? The answer lies in persistent stereotypes about women, power and speech.

On Being Weak

Tara Woodard-Lehman | Posted 04.22.2014 | Religion
Tara Woodard-Lehman

We're afraid that everyone will know we're an impostor, a fake and a weakling. But here's the thing: I am weak. And that's not something I need to be ashamed of. What is shameful is pretending I'm not.

10 Quotes That Will Make You a 'Hopeaholic'

Gail Becker | Posted 04.21.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

"I'm not a dreamer, I'm a 'hopeaholic.'" And with those words, the inimitable Gloria Steinem set the tone not just for the inaugural 2014 Makers Conference, but also for a moment in time filled with great progress... and promise.

Engaging Men Matters -- Let's Start Having the Smart Conversation!

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 04.13.2014 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

Recently I was asked to conduct a Fireside Chat with two male senior executives of a Fortune 500 company. These Fireside Chats are designed to bring m...

Women Are Getting the Job Done

Sen. Amy Klobuchar | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Sen. Amy Klobuchar

During a time when Congress is synonymous with gridlock and obstructionism, the women are showing we can move past the partisanship, roll up our sleeves and get things done. And we're not slowing down. Women aren't sitting back after they win an election. They're leaning in!

5 Things You Can Do to Boost Female Talent... Even If You're Not the CEO

Gail Becker | Posted 04.07.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

The good news is that you don't have to be a CEO to make a significant impact. Here are five things any of us can do at your workplace to help ensure women attain better representation in leadership roles.