Jan 17, 2008 The Christian Science Monitor, January 17, 2008 By Sally Helgesen Chatham, N.Y. – Until a few months ago, Zoe Cruz and Sallie Krawcheck were the most powerful women on Wall Street. It was speculated that both would become CEOs of their Wall St. powerhouses – Morgan Stanley and Citigroup. Instead, in recent … Read more
I’ve been working with companies on developing women leaders for the past 20 years. In that time, I’ve seen women’s programs and leadership initiatives go through 3 stages. Each has used a different strategy and each has been driven by different concerns. As you’ll see, I believe we’re at a point where women’s leadership initiatives … Read more
For many women, self-marketing can be a challenge. This is because women often underplay the value of what they bring to the table—their skills, their insights, their achievements, their capacity to lead. This kind of modesty has often held women back in organizations, but the need to use social media professionally makes it overcoming a … Read more
I am thrilled to celebrate International Women’s Month by sharing this slide show of Chanel’s Paris show this week: http://tiny.cc/mts4r. Yes, the clothes, while gorgeous, are sometimes a bit gloomy– all that black just when we were getting used to colors. But the big news is that, contrary to the other shows, the models on … Read more
As the hour unfolds, we get to watch Peggy come into her own power as a professional woman. We can actually see her improvising that role before our eyes.
Last week I posted a few thoughts about women and happiness. This has been a hot topic ever since Marcus Buckingham published his top-selling Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently. A lot of women took strong exception to Buckingham telling them what they needed to do to become … Read more
Women and happiness: what about the workplace?
I happen to think women do a great job of supporting one another… what do you think?
I got very excited this morning when I opened my Harvard Business Review “management tip of the day” about how companies could best compete in the global market. What was the number one thing organizations needed to do, according to HBR? Focus on women! http://tinyurl.com/yemek44 Okay, some of us have been saying this for about … Read more
Last week, the Economist’s featured a cover story: We Did It! What Happens When Women Are Over Half the Workforce. It provided a good summary picture of where women stand in 2010 and suggested that we celebrate women’s progress—to which I can only say, good idea! The magazine’s “Schumpeter” column, which is supposed to focus … Read more