Are Poor Project Management and Recruiting Practices Contributing to Gender Discrimination?
by Stephanie Thomas, Ph.D. - Mar, 2010
Are poor project management and recruiting practices contributing to gender discrimination at high-tech firms? Ellen Messmer, of Network World, thinks so. In her post Gender Discrimination Linked to Poor Project Management, she states that 'tech firms rely excessively on a 'hero mindset' to save runaway coding projects that are poorly organized, and employees with family responsibilities -- often women -- are sacrificed as a r...
Career Management In The New Workplace
by Leslie B. Prager - Feb, 2010
The work world of today is dramatically different than the workplace was when I began my HR career back in 1980. Those were the days before the social media phenomenon, blackberries, the internet, virtual meetings, etc. The issues facing professionals today include the “new workplace”; fast-paced, on-demand staffing; a multi-generational, cross-cultural workforce; demographic trends such as the aging workforce and baby boomer...
Millennials Are Still Optimistic About the Future
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2010
Against a backdrop of economic volatility, the vast majority of young professional women believe they will have rewarding careers balanced with fulfilling personal lives, according to research just released by Accenture. The research also generated the Accenture Millennial Women Workplace Success Index, which identified two primary qualities as key to workplace success – the ability to balance personal and professional lives...
Six Tips For Working Women With Families
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Nov, 2009
I recently responded to a concern from a woman who worked for a government agency. She reported winning several awards a year, but not being promoted as she has special needs children: “The employer felt [her] “family responsibilities” might interfere with [her] ability to handle increased responsibility.” She felt burnt out at work and stressed at home. The employer has control in an employer/employee relationship. As an...
Women: The Interview Double Standard
by Teena Rose - Aug, 2009
Here's an interesting issue to consider: if the job candidate is a woman and the interviewer is a man, is it appropriate for her to cross her legs? It depends. First of all, it's important to understand something about fundamental comfort. Crossing of the legs during an interview is not necessarily a gender thing; men do it as well, and the reason is because it is much easier on the lower back when sitting if at least on...
Nine Ways to Be a Powerful Woman
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2009
Catherine Kaputa is a brand strategist, speaker, and the founder of SelfBrand LLC, a NYC-based personal branding firm. According to Catherine, now that women exert overwhelming influence in the business world they can make even more progress if they learn how to leverage their distinctly female aptitudes. Here are nine ways women can use their innately female traits to boost business success: 1. Tune in emotionally: Women...
Ten Tips For Twenty-Something Transformation
by Christine Hassler - Aug, 2009
The past two weeks, I have blogged about the rite of passage for today's twenty something woman. Below are ten brief tips to keep in mind during this time of transformation or really any stage of life as we are all consistently presented with unique challenges and changes: 1. Be present. This is a tough one because we spend so much time in our twenties obsessing about what we will be and who we will be with. Take the time t...
The “Vision Thing” - Critical to Accelerating Women’s Careers
by Suzanne Bates - Feb, 2009
In today’s economic environment, companies need great leaders. Yet lately much public conversation has focused on whether our economic crisis has been partly the result of too much “leadership testosterone,” both on the trading floors and in the boardrooms of banks and investment firms. Would a more balanced male-female presence have made a difference in averting the current crisis? Many, many experts agree that ideal corpo...
Lost On The Twenty-Something Journey
by Christine Hassler - Jan, 2009
Dear Christine, "I'm currently in my early twenties and I gotta say, I'm so lost. I have a lot of stress from a job I don't enjoy and battle constant insecurity issues. So how did you do it? How'd you become so successful and happy with your life? Because honestly, I'm finding it a bit hard." - Lost in My Twenties Dear Lost in My Twenties, I'd be surprised if you said your twenties were easy for you as this decade...
Does Your Resume Make You Feel As Fabulous As Your Interview Suit?
by Liz Handlin - Jan, 2009
I was recently talking with a friend of mine who spent two weeks shopping for the perfect interview suit. She was scheduled to interview at a very white shoe investment bank for a senior position so she wound up purchasing a Chanel suit for the big day. And of course she had to find the perfect new shoes (Prada) and bag (Prada) to round out the look. She spent thousands of dollars on her outfit over the course of two weeks in...
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